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Are you a doctor? Okay. I've been having a sharp sort of

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Are you a doctor?
JA: No. I'm the Doctor's Assistant.
Customer: Okay. I've been having a sharp sort of dull pain on top of my head.
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: Recurring every 5 min or so for the past 3 hours.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have a arachnoid cyst. But that's it. The cyst is about the size of a walnut or grape
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you doctor
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

how old are you/

your arachnoid cysts in your brain could be causing your sharp sort of pain at the top of your head

are you drinking enough water?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I'm 26. I drink a lot of water and eat healthy. The size of my cyst I've been told is not big enough to cause symptoms. Is this true?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It is located in the posterior fossa. The pain is on top of my head.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

I don't know how large your cyst is.

have you tried any tylenol or advil for your pains?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It hurts sometimes when I move or breath a certain way.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have not. But those cut the symptoms not the cause correct? The size of my cyst is about the size of a large grape.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

"But those cut the symptoms not the cause correct?"?

I don't know what that means.

how intense is your pain on a scale from 0-10?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
When it happens. About a 7. But it's sperradic
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I mean it relieves the pain but not the cause. When I take pain relief medication.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Sporadic* sorry my spelling was off lol
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

to know the cause you need to see your doctor for more testing and medical evaluation

lack of sleep can cause headaches.

food allergy, migraines, caffeine withdraw, grinding your teeth and other causes can cause headaches.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I've slept plenty today. Don't think I grind my teeth. And I don't drink coffee ever.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Didn't eat anything out of the ordinary today either.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

these could be migraine headaches

or stress or tension headaches.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can stress cause it even in one isolated location on your head? And sporadically, not continuous.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
This only happened once before. But it's lasted longer this time.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

stress can cause isolated headaches on your head.

yes, you said it was sporadic before.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Okay last question, what is the recommended pain relief medication for this? Ide prefer one that doesn't increase blood pressure.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

if tylenol works, use tylenol

if advil works, then advil. but with food in your stomach and with plenty of water.

let me know if you have other questions.

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