Throbbing head pain in various situations

Basically the only thing wrong with me is that I get head pain whenever I stand up or when I sneeze, clench my teeth, or anything else similar. I suspected high blood pressure but I went to the doctor and it was 120/75. The doctor suggested it was from overexertion because I was on vacation in the New England area and did a lot of walking which I'm not used to and possibly a cold virus as well. I was told to take normal doses of Advil, which I did. I was also told it should be gone in a couple of days, but that time has elapsed and it has actually gotten worse when the Advil wears off. Any thoughts?

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Go back to your doctor to tell him it's worse and get orthostatic blood pressures, which is taken when you're resting and when you stand up.

Any vomiting, nausea, or vision changes? Also, is it possible you're slightly dehydrated?

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It's less worrisome if you don't have those symptoms, but if you develop any nausea, vomiting, vision changes, or neck stiffness, I would hurry.

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Neck stiffness is more like if you can't fully flex your neck forward, as in touch your chin to your chest.

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Can you provide some demographics? Younger women can develop idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) which can be exacerbated with sneezing... it's not very common, but it's also not that rare of a disorder....

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