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pressure/oain right side of head

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  • Posted By: jean40
  • November 11, 2007
  • 07:48 PM

my daughter is 14 years old and has been having pressure on right side of head now for 3 weeks, they do not know what it is and they say its a headache and its not, its pressure with pain. we had to take her to the E.R
this morning at 6;00 am she was throwing up and had a fever with this pain in her head which she said was a 10 being the worst and where we live at there are no childrens neauraligist around here we sat there for 5 hours this morning then they release her after they shot her up with moriphine and it still didnt take the pain totally away. i am very worried about her and still have no straight answers from any doctor . i just dont know what to do she has M.R.I catscans done and nothing was there can anyone help me so i can help my daughter

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  • I have had the exact same problem for the past 6 years. It started when I was in 8th grade, and I am now a sophomore in college. It started with a horrible headache. I had been diagnosed with migrained at age 8, but these headaches were not the same thing. Eventually it also progressed to joint pain, fatigue, and just not feeling well. I had MRI's, CT scans, Blood work, and nothing cameb ack positive. At one point my ANA and RF factor came back positive so I was sent to a rheumatologist; the doc thought I had lupus or arthritis. Unfortunantly when they drew my blood again it was negative. Throughout these past 6 years, my blood work has changed constantly, sometimes positive sometimes negative. I have gone to neurologists, rheumatoligists, and my primary care doctor... none really know what I have. Some say it is just migraines, others said it was stress. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but there isn't anything to do for it. I would suggest going to a neurologist to get it checked. She does not need to go to a pediatric one if you have none around....any neurologist should still be able to perform the neurological exam and check her out.Good luck, and I hope you get a diagnosis quick :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 05:44 PM
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  • could it be hormonal? try some extensive gladular and hormone tests, if your doctor will order them...could be an allergy to something in her environment...or food additives...
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • December 27, 2007
    • 08:39 PM
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  • If shes vomiting i think the hospital should have gave her a lumbar puncture to check for meningitis.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 29, 2007
    • 08:46 AM
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  • Please try acupuncture and Oriental Medicine...it may really help. Continue getting tests done but try the acupuncture to get her some relief from the pressure and pain. I agree make sure they have ruled out meningitis. Where exactly is her pain - whole head, one sided, beneath the eyes,...does she also have neck pain, shoulder pain? Is she taking any meds currently? DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • January 9, 2008
    • 08:57 PM
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  • Jean, has it gotten any better since November? Has there been any progress? barbette
    mysterybette 9 Replies
    • January 11, 2008
    • 07:37 PM
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  • I knew a girl about that age who had a Staphylococcal infection of the mastoid bone. The bone became swollen and this consticted her veins leading from the brain which led to blood pooling in the brain. She had terrible one sided headaches and was throwing up.Antibiotics and warfarin cured her. In the old days they used to remove the mastoid bone if this happened and you can still see senior members of society who have had their mastoid bone removed.
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • January 15, 2008
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