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Persistent headache and eyes spinning

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Am above 30 years.In the last couple of weeks I do have persistent

headache and eyes spining round.These takes place at 9am,2pm and 10pm.Can you please advise on what is wrong with me and how to get it sorted.Thanks.


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replied November 25th, 2009
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum

A headache that comes at particular timings could be due to ‘benign intracranial hypertension’(BIH). This happens due to impaired CSF absorption. A generalized throbbing headache worst felt in the morning and last thing at night. This headache is generally relieved on standing.

Since you have a headache almost daily, what you have is in all probability not a simple migraine but a chronic daily headache (CDH). This can be the primary type—without any cause. If the headache lasts for less than 4 hours then it could be a chronic cluster headache or a chronic paroxysmal hemicranias. If it lasts for more than 4 hours it could be chronic tension headache, chronic migraine or altered migraine or hemicranias continua.

The CDH could also be secondary to trauma, raised intracranial hypertension, high blood pressure, cervical disorders like pinched nerves, temporal arteritis etc.
It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. A confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net. Please discuss this with your PCP and get a referral for a neurologist. Hope this helps. Take care!

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