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Headaches, Mild Nausea, Clear Urine

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  • Posted By: mrdavidadenton
  • November 9, 2006
  • 05:58 PM

Headaches and symptoms that occur with my headaches:
I get frequent bouts of headaches. These range from severe to mild and last 1/2 day to 3 days. They occur randomly about ever 2 weeks to 3 months. The headaches are almost always accompanied by nausea or general queasy feelings. During the 'headache' times, I get generally tired and weak feeling, and have reduced concentration. Curiously I notice that during these times, I also have consistently clear urine. (Other times it is mostly yellow). The quantity or frequency does not seem to increase, just it becomes clear mostly. Often during the headache times I have constipation.

Common Diagnosis:
Some have diagnosed as migraine, and others as sinus related. It is true that I have many mild sinus symptoms - both during and outside of the headache times. Also, like with migraines, the headache can be accompanied by increased sensitivity to smells. The location is usually over one or both eyes (right eye most common), with occasional headache near base of neck/back of head. Sinus and Migraine medications seem to have limited or no effect.

Conditions that I have but NOT usually occuring together with headaches:

Aside from these symptoms I am pretty healthy except for mild GERD (heartburn at times, difficulty swallowing). I have been diagnosed with mild depression and anxiety as well. But none of these symptoms seem to come and go with the headaches.

My blood pressure is normal, as is my cholesterol. I am at the high end of my normal weight range for my age, but if anything barely overweight.

The only abnormality in my blood tests is elevated biluribin - have had this a long time, and they say it is just 'gilberts syndrome'.

These 'headache spells' have occurred throughout my life and I can not like it with any specific food.


Please help:
If anyone has any ideas please help. Does this condition warrant further testing like a scan of some sort?

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  • Headaches and symptoms that occur with my headaches:I get frequent bouts of headaches. These range from severe to mild and last 1/2 day to 3 days. They occur randomly about ever 2 weeks to 3 months. The headaches are almost always accompanied by nausea or general queasy feelings. During the 'headache' times, I get generally tired and weak feeling, and have reduced concentration. Curiously I notice that during these times, I also have consistently clear urine. (Other times it is mostly yellow). The quantity or frequency does not seem to increase, just it becomes clear mostly. Often during the headache times I have constipation. Common Diagnosis:Some have diagnosed as migraine, and others as sinus related. It is true that I have many mild sinus symptoms - both during and outside of the headache times. Also, like with migraines, the headache can be accompanied by increased sensitivity to smells. The location is usually over one or both eyes (right eye most common), with occasional headache near base of neck/back of head. Sinus and Migraine medications seem to have limited or no effect. Conditions that I have but NOT usually occuring together with headaches: Aside from these symptoms I am pretty healthy except for mild GERD (heartburn at times, difficulty swallowing). I have been diagnosed with mild depression and anxiety as well. But none of these symptoms seem to come and go with the headaches. My blood pressure is normal, as is my cholesterol. I am at the high end of my normal weight range for my age, but if anything barely overweight. The only abnormality in my blood tests is elevated biluribin - have had this a long time, and they say it is just 'gilberts syndrome'. These 'headache spells' have occurred throughout my life and I can not like it with any specific food. Please help:If anyone has any ideas please help. Does this condition warrant further testing like a scan of some sort?I have very similar symptoms to yours, except the headache is nearly constant, medium strong. I wish you get better soon
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 1, 2009
    • 04:06 AM
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  • I have similar symptoms. Have you guys figured out what is it?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 17, 2010
    • 07:51 PM
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  • hey guys,I have similar situation. After a bit search I figured it might be kidney problem so it can't refine the blood and it comes clean. headache maybe because of toxins in the blood then. go see a doctor! I did that! waiting to see what's going to happen...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 28, 2011
    • 00:47 AM
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  • It is most likely migraine. it may help if you check and see if your episodes coincide with your menstrual cycle if you are female. Stress may also trigger them, as well as many foods and if you have more than one trigger it may be very hard to tease out what is causing each episode. Depression and overweight are often symptoms of hormone imbalance and/or thyroid problems which also contribute to migraines. Over the counter meds don't always work for everyone and they work much better when you catch the attack early- not always easy if you do not have a traditional "headache" attack and instead get a stomach migraine (not kidding!) or a lightheaded goofy drunk feeling aura. Make sure you have your dr check for thyroid or hormone issues. Too many dr are happy to give you drugs instead of finding out the cause.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 6, 2011
    • 05:15 AM
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  • Hi.This describes my own problem exactly. Headache is what I would describe as a dull migraine that generally appears overnight and only leaves a day or more later after a good nights sleep. Urine is noticeably and predictably clear in conjunction with the headache - definite association. Headache is generally all over with a discomfort at the base of the rear of the skull.Have you had any feedback re. your Kidney theory??? Thanks,Bagman
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