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Are you a doctor? JA: No...
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
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago
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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Thank you doctor
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 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?

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Customer reply replied 10 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 reply replied 10 months ago
It is located in the posterior fossa. The pain is on top of my head.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

I don't know how large your cyst is.

have you tried any tylenol or advil for your pains?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
It hurts sometimes when I move or breath a certain way.
Customer reply replied 10 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.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 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?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
When it happens. About a 7. But it's sperradic
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I mean it relieves the pain but not the cause. When I take pain relief medication.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Sporadic* sorry my spelling was off lol
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 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.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I've slept plenty today. Don't think I grind my teeth. And I don't drink coffee ever.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Didn't eat anything out of the ordinary today either.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

these could be migraine headaches

or stress or tension headaches.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Can stress cause it even in one isolated location on your head? And sporadically, not continuous.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
This only happened once before. But it's lasted longer this time.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

stress can cause isolated headaches on your head.

yes, you said it was sporadic before.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Okay last question, what is the recommended pain relief medication for this? Ide prefer one that doesn't increase blood pressure.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 10 months ago

if tylenol works, use tylenol

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

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