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For about a week now I have had some neck pain,headaches,and

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for about a week now I have had some neck pain,headaches,and nausa its not constant but comes and goes.I was carring around my baby grandson who is 2 but the nausa is bothering me I work as a nanny and do light housekeeping too dont know if i am having migrains or neck problems from a strain in my neck would i necessasally get nausa from thar?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.


Are you on any medications?

Any diagnosed medical conditions?

How severe is your headache?

Are your neck movements painful?

Do you have vision disturbance, fever, weakness, numbness or tingling in body?

How old are you?

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I am not on ant meds,do not have a fever headaches are headaches i wouldnt say notsevere but annoying neck is not painful as much as stiff feeling there was some body tingling back two weeks ago but pretty much gone now i am 59 i am also being tested for limes disease.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 years ago.

Thanks for the further information.

A neck sprain is not likely to cause nausea; though neck stiffness and headache can be related. The headache can be related to nausea; and migraine is the commonest for both of these symptoms together. You can take an over the counter medication (do not need prescription) Excedrin migraine. If you are relieved, it would confirm it to be migraine. Please read the symptoms of the migraine in this resource;

There are two types of medications used for the treatment of migraine;

1) To abort the attack


Dopamine antagonists



2) To prevent the headache


Valproic acid, gabapentin

Calcium channel blockers

Beta-blockers, tricyclic antidepressants

There are dietary triggers known which should be avoided. Common triggers are

a) chocolate,

b) aged cheeses and meats,

c) wine and beer

d) citrus fruits.

Still an headache and nausea of one week duration should be evaluated by your doctor, especially if you have following risk factors;

1) stress and sedentary life style

2) peripheral vascular disease (claudication),

3) previous stroke,

4) heavy smoking,

5) high blood pressure,

6) diabetes,

7) high cholesterol, and

8) a family history of heart disease

9) over weight

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun