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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2008
  • 03:28 PM

I am 22, for 2 months now I have had swollen lymph nodes in my deep cervical and behind my ear on the mastoid bone. They do not hurt. I have been prescribed Azithromycin (z-pack) and Augmentin. My blood tests come back normal, and I have been tested for mono and it is negative. I have a shooting pain that occurs suddenly in my head. It travels from the back of my head to my eye. It only lasts a minute or two then goes away. My activity level does not cause it, It happens 10+ times a day and happens when I am standing up and laying down. I am tired but I am a full-time student and I work. Since December I have lost 30 pounds, I have not been trying to lose the weight I am just never hungry. I went for a routine dental cleaning and the dentist was alarmed by something he seen in the x-ray. I am attaching links to the x-ray pictures I do not know how to read and x-ray and the dentist told me that it is not normal. I was sent for a cat-scan on Friday and the radiologist called and didn't say anything about his findings except he wanted the x-rays from the dentist to be able to correlate the pictures. I have no idea what this means. I have the whole weekend before I can bring the x-rays to him so I have to sit here and be scared and wonder what is going on. Anyone that can read an x-ray or has seen something like this would be great. My first impressions when seeing the x-ray was sinusitis. However, I do not have any drainage, no sniffling nose, or cough.




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  • Hi,My son also had a sharp pain on the side of his head. After doing an MRI that was OK, they said it was a possible pinched nerve. After several injections spread out over a month, the pain was gone. May be worth checking into.Teresa
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