I'm a 15 year old female I have been some


Q: I'm a 15 year old female. I have been some what tired, lately. And getting headaches. I have gotten three nose bleeds in the past six months and I haven't had one since I was little. I get really winded when I walk up the stairs and I'm not out of shape I'm a competitive swimmer and train constantly. I got tested for Juvenile Rheumatoid arthritis, and it came back saying I had a little bit of it. Any ideas on what could be wrong with me?


A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.
We are here to help you.

Such headaches with fatigue, exhaustion are mostly due to either Migraine or Tension Headache. You back pain might be just an associated but unrelated symptom.
The Migraine headaches are usually unilateral, associated with throbbing, vomiting sensations, photophobia and phonophobia while Tension Headaches usually present with heaviness in head, band-like sensation over the head with sleeping difficulties. Drugs like Flunarizine, Propanolol, Amitriptyline are used in treatment of Migraine.
Tension Headaches are treated with Amitriptyline, Escitalopram with behavioral modification treatment.
If on examination your doctor feels that the headache requires evaluation, he will get you a MRI done.
For back pain, you should do hot fomentation of the affected area and apply diclofenac ointment locally.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, I've just found a skin tag like grown on my Perineum I'm female.

Q: I have stomach problems frequent bowels movements, sometimes a cramping diarrhea with burning stomach mostly after ...

Q: I slept with somebody that has vaginal herpes and I used condom but my tongue touched her vagiana. She said she didn'...

Q: I am a 69 year old woman and have suffered from a lack of iron all my life. I do not take regular medicine but every...

Q: Hi. I have a 20 month old daughter who has had ear infections 5 times in the last 7 months and currently has a sinus ...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon