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Severe headache

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  • Posted By: waterman02
  • October 31, 2009
  • 02:47 AM

In Sept. 09, I all of a sudden developed a severe headache which was so painful I can't desctibe. I started vomiting because of the pain. I went to the ER and they basically told me they didn't know what caused it and sent me home. A few days later I went to a neurosurgeon and he immediately sent me in for a MRI. They came out and told me I needed to be admitted. The results show I had a right frontal hemerage. The doctor told me I was fortunate to have made it between the ER visit and going home and then to a followup. It seems that I have a cluster that burst. So far I am not have any further trouble with.

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  • I had the same sort of thing. Over the period Feb-Oct 08 I had constant recurring headaches. My GP diagnosed a neck joint problem and recommended physiotherapy or an osteopath. After beoming almost moronic I was in front of a consultant who suggested an MRI after which I was rushed into surgery with a bilateral sub-dural heamatoma. Like you, the conclusion was that I was days/hours from complete shutdown (autonomic body functions). My conclusion is that GPs are insufficiently aware of the possibility of heammorage (excuse my spelling, you know what I mean).In my case the cause was a spontaneous leak of CSF fluid from the spine.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 31, 2009
    • 11:26 AM
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  • I am glad to hear they caught it. I tried to get results of my followup MRI, but they won't let me know anything until a followup Doctor visit. I am going to the hospital and request copies of my reports. I don't want to wait to find out if everything looks ok or if there is still a problem. I hope everything remains ok with you.
    waterman02 1 Replies
    • November 2, 2009
    • 03:49 PM
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