3% cashback on all purchases!
Ask a FREE question
Ask Doctor
Our panel of doctors at DoctorOnCall


Dr Sashini Seeni

General Health

Dr M Ramzdhan

General Health

Dr Nathaniel Ho

General Health

Dr Rashid Khan

General Health

Dr Nurhayati

General Health

Dr Sri Viknarajan

General Health

Dr Fatahiyah

General Health

Dr Nur Syuhada

General Health

Dr Lee Chin Meng

General Health

Dr Mohamad Kashfi

General Health

English and Malay
Our doctors can help you in both languages
Accredited Doctors
All doctors at DoctorOnCall are registered with Health Ministry of Malaysia
Privacy Guaranteed
Your data is safe and will not be revealed to any parties
Quick and Efficient
All queries will be answered by doctors in a quick and efficient manner
*This is a public forum. Please do not put any personal information such as phone numbers, emails as it will be publicly visible
Submit Anonymously

Give a title to your health problem
*Title must be more than 20 characters
Explain in detail what health problem you're having
*Explanation must be more than 20 characters
Please enter your email address so we can send you answer to your question

Malaysia's #1
Health Forum

Headache and light headed

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: July 16, 2020 2:00 PM
Anonymous 4 months

hello Dr, i am female and i’m 23 years old. i have major depressive disorder and im currently taking sertraline. last week during monthly review at psy clinic, i told my doctor about how frequent i experienced headache and light headed. i feel so light, disconnected from my body, nauseous, irritated, appetite also increased and insomnia. so my doctor gave me mefenamic acid. im worried about it, what if it’s not a regular headache? thank you in advance.

Dr Sashini Seeni 4 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. Headache is a very common symptom that can be associated with many conditions or even arising as a side effect of medications. There are 2 main types of headaches which are primary headache and secondary headache. Primary headache is only due to the headache itself without other causes. Examples are tension headache, cluster headache and migraine.

Secondary headache is due to underlying health conditions, such as sinusitis, meningitis, trauma, tumour, bleeding and medications. Some of these conditions are life-threatening and needed to be treated seriously.

It is helpful for you to keep a headache diary which keep tracks on the onset, duration, timing and progression of the headache. This helps the doctor greatly to establish a diagnosis. Doctor may also need to know any associated symptoms such as fever, weight loss or history of cancer. This is important to rule out the secondary headaches.

For a primary headache, the headache is normally predictable tiggers, stable pattern and individual is feeling fine in between headaches.

These multiple vomiting, nausea and headache is quite classical presentation of migraine if there is no underlying health conditions. No fever may suggests meningitis unlikely in your case. Migraine is more common among females and can be associated with menstrual period.

The headache is commonly described as throbbing, on one side of the head, becomes extremely sensitive to light and sound. If the conditions still persist without any improvement, please seek your healthcare providers to get appropriate treatment.

Sertraline are also known to produce side effects of nausea, irritated and insomnia in patients using them. More information regarding your headache is needed to evaluate if there is a greater issue at hand. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

neck-pain-sakit-leher

Last Updated: Thu Jul 16 2020 14:00:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
4.88
Online Consultation
Talk to a doctor or Neurologist Specialist online about headache from anywhere you are without having to queue anymore
Doctor Consult RM19.99 Specialist Consult From RM80
FREE Detailed Health Assessment
Prevention is better than cure. Is My Body Ready to Fight Infection? Find Out in only 5 short minutes!
Start FREE Health Assessment