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Headache, rash, photosensitivity

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  • Posted By: NicoleJoy
  • May 1, 2010
  • 01:52 AM

Hi everyone. I have a few symptoms, and I'm trying to determine if they are related/ if I have anything to worry about. I'm not sure if I should see a doctor, or if I'm worried for nothing. Any insight would be amazing.

For the past week, I've had a mild headache. I get chronic migraines, so this was pretty livable in comparison. It never goes away, though. It started after a night of drinking last Friday. I wasn't drinking terribly heavily, but I woke up in severe pain the next morning. I was nauseated, vomiting, and my head throbbed. I assumed it was a hangover, until it carried on for what is now a week. The headache has gotten more bearable, but the nausea remains. I also have fairly strong photosensitivity suddenly. The photosensitivity is worst with changing conditions (someone turning on a light, etc), but the headaches are stronger in any sort of light. This is something that I notice with my migraines as well.

I'm not sure if this is related, but this morning, my upper back was itchy. I went to scratch it and notices a lot of tiny raised bumps. The rash has now spread down my back and onto my thighs over the course of 13 hours. It's itchy and the bumps are raised, but the skin has not changed color. There is no redness or discoloration at all.

Are these 2 issues related? If so, what could cause them? I've never had a single headache last a week without pause, nor have I had a skin condition like this before. I have not used any new skin products lately, not new laundry detergent.

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  • As a quick update, in the past hour or so, the rash has now spread further down my thigh to below my knee, and is beginning to appear on the center of my chest and my upper arms. This seems quite odd to me..
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