Headaches, Dizziness and Forgetfulness

If headaches are the chief complaint, then some questions will help to determine the likely cause:

  • Did you fall?
  • Are you dizzy?
  • Do you currently experience weakness or numbness?
  • Do you have urinary incontinence?

Other medical problems and medications i.e. anti-hypertension drugs may be the culprit.

However if the triad of symptoms (headaches, dizziness and forgetfulness) are present at the same time and of recent origin, then a consultation with a neurologist or neurosurgeon is advisable. A CT-scan of the head needs to be ordered as soon as possible.