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.