In virtually all wars there are a number of participants with unexplained symptoms. Such complaints usually involve fatigue, non-specific gastrointestinal complaints, and muscle and joint pain. With the Holidays fast upon us, it is a time to not only thank the men and women who serve, but also an opportunity to wish them the best when they return from the far corners of the earth.
Many readers will recall the unexplained physical symptoms which received quite a bit of media attention during and after the 1991 Gulf War. Interestingly, such somatic complaints were more frequent in those with the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other psychological conditions. Unfortunately, these physical complaints have had a consequence which is not trivial: the 1991 Gulf War veterans suffered significant occupational disability (as measured by days absent from the workplace).
A study published last year in the March-April edition of &ld...
Full Question: My wife suffers from Migraines. She is 19, nonsmoker and nondrinker. Recently (for a little over a week now) she has started complaining of severe and sharp head pains and nausea. She said that it was unlike any pain that she has previously had. She also has problems with severe head pains while trying to have a bowel movement, as she has to strain very hard to do so lately. Tonight was the first time her severe head pains have turned into throbbing pains and from there they went back and forth, until she had to take some medicine for Migraine pains. All of this started, like I said, a little over a week ago, right after she had a few bad Migraines almost back to back (about 3 in roughly 2 weeks). My question is, can her severe pains be caused from Migraines and can that also cause her to have those pains while straining to have a bowel movement? Can an overabundance of stress cause this? I hope you can help to shed some light on this subject for me. Thank You, James. &...
Hi I have been experiencing slight headaches in spots on my head they are very bearable. Sometimes more intense then others. But mostly just a alight throb then it stops and starts in another spot. Top, back, and right side of my head. I'm not sure if its allergies, my eyes, or a brain tumour! Week. Im not health insured so I can't go to the doc at the moment! Help. I need to ease this running scared mind if mine, Desire.
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