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Headaches And Mental Health Related Questions

Is there a link between mental health and headaches? Is it possible for a person to resist treatment for headaches? If you or a loved one suffers from headaches and/or mental health issues, you may want to know your best options for dealing with them. Read below where verified medical Experts have answered these questions and more.

What is a mild antidepressant that will help prevent headaches and not cause sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is a side effect of most effective antidepressants. Some antidepressants may help prevent headaches in some people, but not all, and at higher doses have reported to cause an increase in frequency and the severity of headaches. Wellbutrin is the least likely to cause sexual side effects, while Effexor is the most likely to prevent headaches. The “older generation” antidepressants, such as amitriptyline and nortriptyline, actually are proven as migraine and headache prevention medications, but generally cause more sedation and other side effects, including sexual dysfunction, weight gain, dry mouth and dizziness.

Is it possible for a person to resist treatment for headaches?

Yes, one can resist suggested treatments.

Is there a link between mental illness and headaches?

No, there are no links between mental illness and migraines; except for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and severe cases of depression and anxiety, but this is rare. Migraines are usually a neurological issue not consistent with mental health issues.

Are headaches and nausea normal side effects from taking Celexa?

Yes, both are known side effects. If the headaches and nausea are severe then the individual’s prescribing doctor should be consulted.

Could a person’s dizziness and headaches be caused by Clonazepam?

Yes, the most common side effect of Clonazepam is dizziness. Other common side effects are sedation, fatigue, depression, memory problems, impaired coordination, and decreased ability to concentrate.

What could cause a person to have a pulsing headache in one spot, along with feeling confused and groggy and having slow motor skills?

A doctor should be consulted to evaluate properly. An unresolved headache for a period of time can be psychiatric or neurological in origin.

Are side effects of taking Lexapro life threatening or dangerous?

Case Details: Individual is experiencing severe headaches and increased anxiety. Individual also feels tingly and dizzy.

In the early stages of taking Lexapro, these are common side effects. If the symptoms get worse then the individual should consult his or her doctor to have another medication prescribed.

What is a good medication that is used to treat migraines and/or headaches, and that can also help a person lose weight?

A good medication to treat migraines is Topamax, and this medication can also assist a person in weight loss.

What can an individual take for a headache caused by having a withdrawal from Sertraline?

Excedrin and Aleve are both effective over-the-counter medications that should help with headaches caused by withdraw symptoms.

Is it normal to experience bad headaches, chest pains, and extreme anxiousness from taking 20mg of Citalopram?

Citalopram is an SSRI antidepressant, and just like all SSRI antidepressants, it can initially worsen anxiety symptoms before treating the anxiety. Many patients on Citalopram experience severe anxiety, along with nausea, palpitations, sweating, rapid heart rate, giddiness, vomiting sensations, headaches and chest pain. In most cases, the symptoms subside within 7-14 days of starting treatment or increasing the dosage. However, if a person is not able to tolerate these symptoms or the symptoms increase in frequency and severity, a doctor should be consulted.

What are the withdrawal symptoms from coming off Viibryd?

Abrupt withdrawal of this medication can cause anxiety, irritability, tremors, headaches, and dizziness. As well as these symptoms associated with withdrawal, an individual could expect to rebound to the original symptoms he or she is trying to treat such as low mood, motivation and energy, and insomnia.

What could be the reason a person has a constant headache in the upper left side of the head?

Case Details: Individual was in a minor car accident. Headache is more severe when anxiety is present. Individual has insomnia at times.

This headache is likely due to stress. When a person worries, it tends to hold the body in a state of tension. This can cause physical discomfort, including a stress headache. A doctor should be consulted.

Many individuals suffer from headaches, whether as a side effect of an antidepressant, or a headache brought on by mental health issues. It is important to know where to turn for accurate information in treating the headaches. A visit to the doctor is not always possible. The next best option is to consult with an online Expert. Verified medical Experts can answer your questions, all hours of the day, at your convenience, from the comfort of your home.

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