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I've had a headache since Sunday afternoon which developed

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I've had a headache since Sunday afternoon which developed into feeling nauseated and faint yesterday. I've had to call in sock today because it has got worse, I'm seeing light spots and general light hurts my head more. I do suffer with anxiety and was struggling with it yesterday, is there anything that is linking the two together or is it something like a migraine?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  The Physician replied 9 months ago.

Welcome to I am an Emergency physician with over 25 years multi-disciplinary experience. I am going to be your expert in this question.

The description yo have given is a classic description of Migraine headache!

Nausea, faint feeling, photophobia (light sensitivity), with light spots in vision

Migraine tend to be potentiated by anxiety because the rise I the basal levels of adrenalin (epinephrine) the so called fight/flight/fright (anxiety) hormone, which causes vasoconstriction of some cerebral vessels triggering migraine.

There are several OTC medications that you can get to alleviate the symptoms (ask your local pharmacist for ones available).

I would advice you to go to the nearest community pharmacy or speak with your GP

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