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Head pain w/no other symtoms

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  • Posted By: okmomma
  • March 3, 2008
  • 06:09 PM

I have had moderate to severe head pain since Sunday of last week. Last Thursday, it was so severe I had to go to the ER. They did lab work and a CT scan and concluded I have a virus of some type. They sent me home with pain meds. The meds take the edge off the pain but I don't ever feel normal. I also just have an overall ill feeling...weak I guess. The ER doc said the only other test to give me would be a spinal tap to check for meningitis, but I don't have a fever or stiff neck so I declined the tap. Any thoughts? I'm a mom of 3 and cannot function with this. Thank you.

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  • I don't think so. I would say that the pain is worse in the evening to some degree.
    okmomma 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • maybe stress related... intercranial pressure could cause head pain, umm... best that you do the LP, its just like a blood test if your doctor knows what hes doing.
    LymeTime 65 Replies Flag this Response
  • Do you have a regular doctor you can go to? It sounds like you may need to see a neurologist, who might want an MRI.Sorry you are in so much pain and have no answers yet.Best Wishes.
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