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I have a throbbing...

I have a throbbing headache that is in sync with my heart beat. It is only located in my left temple. it pounds twice and then is gone

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

So it lasts maybe 3 seconds and it was happening about twice a day, but it has been steadily increasing. currently i am about at 5

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I take vyvanse for ADD but have been on that for almost three years now, and i do have a migrain about every 2 monthes

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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Okay Thank you for your time
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
When did the symptoms start?
How old are you?
How severe is the headache?
Is there any change in your vision?
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
Have you checked your blood pressure when it happens?
Have you seen you doctor for this issue yet?
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
They started about a week and a half ago.
I am 22 almost 23.
The two pounds i feel, feel like someone hitting my temple from the inside with a rubber mallet.If it persisted longer then it has been I would not be very functional.
no change in vision
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I have not seen a doctor yet. I am in school, and work full time, and was wondering/ hoping it was stress induced and I could do something on my own to change it.I have not measured my blood pressure as it is for very small amount of time and occur randomly. I do naturally run around 92/68
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
Because of the severity of the symptoms, I would recommend that you be seen in an urgent care clinic either today or tomorrow. They can do an exam and proper work up.
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
Does that answer your questions?
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I suppose.... it is severe enough to warrant a doctors visit?
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
If the headache/throbbing feels like a mallet, then would recommend a doctors appointment to get the best evaluation. They can do and exam, order blood tests and other tests if necessary.
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Okay, is there anything that would help alleviate the head ache until this appointment?
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
Does that answer your question?
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Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
Would recommend extra strength Tylenol for now
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
okay thank you so much
Doctor: Doctor John MD, Board Certified MD replied 11 months ago
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