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Headache With Symptoms of a Serious Illness

Symptoms of serious illness

When a headache, vomiting, fever, or a seizure occurs along with another serious illness, immediate medical care is needed. Symptoms of a serious illness may include:

  • A severe headache.
  • A stiff neck.
  • Mental changes, such as feeling confused or much less alert.
  • Extreme fatigue (to the point where it's hard for you to function).
  • Shaking chills.

Although uncommon, a headache with symptoms of a serious illness may be a sign of:

Call your doctor for an evaluation if you have a headache and other symptoms of a serious illness.

By Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised April 17, 2012

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