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Pressure in back of head and other problems.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 2, 2008
  • 07:31 PM


Please read - Any help at this point will do. Im a 27yrs old female. I own my own business, have a family and am healthy. Jan 08 I had a really bad headache and went to the er they did a ct and it came back normal. Ok so it went away. Feb and March 08 the headaches got closer togethere 2 or 3 times a week.

So in Late march I got this same headache with lots of pressure in the back of head, numbness/tingling in face and left arm. It came and pass. I looked like I was having a stroke or a drug over dose.(ok never took drugs in my whole life, just going by what people said it look like.) I have had 3 bad spells like this up until May 15. I went to the er with the same problems they said its a Migranie and said please see a neuro doc. So the next week I went to the er in another town. The er said its a stroke and took me back, did a lot of test and said you look like your having a stroke but it's a migranie and sent me home.

So I went to a neurologist later that week he said it was occiptal Neuralgia. Ok he sent me for shots in the back of my head that same day and they didn't help so I got another doc to see me. They did a Mri and it came back with white matter in left frontal lobe. Then they sent me for a 2nd Mri - I have a lesion in the same spot and the white matter is gone. I have had 2 ct scans 2 mri, blood work, thyroid test but no one tell me what my problem is. I have been sick for 16 weeks now and still no answers. Any help would be great.

Pressure in back of head and left side of head all the time.
Trouble find words and diffculty with speech at times.
Trouble sleeping at night.
Dizziness - durning spells
Feel like head is falling off at times.
Glazed eyes and can care less what is going on around me - during spells
Tounge feels fat at times.
Very sleepy durning spells
numbness and tingling in face and arms- durning spells
Arms feel heavy - durning spells

I dont take drugs and had taking meds the doc gives me.
No stress and no depression

I have been tested for thyroid Disords, stroke , Diabetes, Ms and others. The doc says it cant be Lyme. So any help will do.

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  • my dad had spells like that for 2 years. tons of tests n doctors. we got lucky one day and it happened as we were leaving the dr so they saw him in the process of the spell. partial temporal lobe seizures was the diagnose. however meniers disease is similiar. have a friend recently diagnosed with that
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