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bad headache and burning; tingling in head

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 1, 2010
  • 06:39 AM

I am a 35 year old woman, who had a tooth extraction 3 months ago (wisdom tooth) And since then I have been to the ER 8 times in that period. Everytiime I go they treat me for cardiac, but the outcome is Anxiety and panic attacks. The doctor put me on Ativan and it seemed to help. My Primary care dr put me on differnt meds, and they were either so strong that they caused side effects, and other issues, he then put me on Klonopin. I have been taking it for about 2 1/2 months now. I went to a Neurologist because of the symptoms I have been having, and the fact that I had some sort of an attack, that the doctor ruled as a possible seizure ( by the way I have NEVER had a seizure before, and have always been healthy)
The neurologist, sent me for different tests, ANA, B12, Rheumatoid factor and etc, to see if I had Rheumatoid Arthiritis, or Lupus. my primary care dr, also added a blood sugar test as well They came back normal. I have been researching, (self diagnosis yes I know this is not a good thing, but being a nurse I wanted to research) every time I put my symptoms in, the results come back as Fibromyalgia. for about 4 weeks now, I have been suffering from a burning, tingling, sometimes feels like a worm or something crawling under my skin, type headache. And it is almost paralyzing, I have been taking ibuprofen for it, and sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesnt. Every joint in my body hurts when I wake up in the morning. Thought throughtout the day it seems to get a little better. And the headache isnt there. But the closer evening comes, it starts again, the pain in my hands, wrists, hips, neck, shoulders, knees. And that weird senstation in my head. Does anyone have any info on what this could possibly be? Like I said, everything i put in and it comes up as fibromyalgia. And at times MS? (forgot to add that one) but does anyone have any of these symptoms, or have been seen by a doctor and have got the RIGHT diagnosis? If so please let me know? Thanks so much!

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  • I am a 35 year old woman, who had a tooth extraction 3 months ago (wisdom tooth) And since then I have been to the ER 8 times in that period. Everytiime I go they treat me for cardiac, but the outcome is Anxiety and panic attacks. The doctor put me on Ativan and it seemed to help. My Primary care dr put me on differnt meds, and they were either so strong that they caused side effects, and other issues, he then put me on Klonopin. I have been taking it for about 2 1/2 months now. I went to a Neurologist because of the symptoms I have been having, and the fact that I had some sort of an attack, that the doctor ruled as a possible seizure ( by the way I have NEVER had a seizure before, and have always been healthy)The neurologist, sent me for different tests, ANA, B12, Rheumatoid factor and etc, to see if I had Rheumatoid Arthiritis, or Lupus. my primary care dr, also added a blood sugar test as well They came back normal. I have been researching, (self diagnosis yes I know this is not a good thing, but being a nurse I wanted to research) every time I put my symptoms in, the results come back as Fibromyalgia. for about 4 weeks now, I have been suffering from a burning, tingling, sometimes feels like a worm or something crawling under my skin, type headache. And it is almost paralyzing, I have been taking ibuprofen for it, and sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesnt. Every joint in my body hurts when I wake up in the morning. Thought throughtout the day it seems to get a little better. And the headache isnt there. But the closer evening comes, it starts again, the pain in my hands, wrists, hips, neck, shoulders, knees. And that weird senstation in my head. Does anyone have any info on what this could possibly be? Like I said, everything i put in and it comes up as fibromyalgia. And at times MS? (forgot to add that one) but does anyone have any of these symptoms, or have been seen by a doctor and have got the RIGHT diagnosis? If so please let me know? Thanks so much!I posted a few hours ago about the same sensation in my head. It feels like ..well exactly as you described it. burning, tingling, and since my doctor knows I have a history of anxiety he's just sort of like "meh". What I've noticed so far for me is its worst at night.. Sometimes headache medicine helps, other times alcohol has helped as well. It's very concerning though. I don't really think anyone around me understands that generally when you feel something off in your head, you think = hmm. serious issue!. I know that doesn't answer you ,but it might be comforting to know that you aren't alone in this.
    sizemon2010 1 Replies
    • October 16, 2010
    • 00:58 AM
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  • I have been having the same type of terrible crawly head pains for a month and half now. Im 28yrs old woman. What started out as a stomach bug turned into flu like symptoms then the developed into having light headed feeling like I'm going to pass out and blurry vision and at one point i was experiencing numbness my left side of my body. My left side is slightly weaker than the right.There is so much tightness in my head and face it feels like its going to explode. Also my neck and spine feel sort of tight and irritated. Ive seen every type of doctor during this time, you name it Ive been there (ENT, Dentist, Temporal tendinitis specialty dentist., and a couple of neurologist. No one can tell me anything other that its migraine related. I have no history of migraines. I was put on all sort of antidepressants and migraine meds it was making me worse than better. So recently i was taken off all my meds. I have had a MRI of my head and neck, CT, and MRV and everything keeps coming back negative. I recently had a root canal done and it has helped give me some relief. Also eating small meals every 1-2hrs and drinking plenty of water seems to help. I hope something is discovered soon. You are not alone. Its miserable not being able to do anything but be in pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2010
    • 07:50 PM
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  • I am having the same syptoms. At first I went to the hospital and had an MRI and catscan done, but they sent me home saying I was fine and gave me 800 mg of Motrin - which didn't help at all. I am fine during the day most of the time, but sometimes even then I have severe head pain and sometimes back and neck pain. At night it is horrible. I have head such severe burning in the back of my head, neck, and down my spine that it feels like I should rush to the hospital. Sometimes it will come with me throughout the day, but it also eases up stometimes too. I also went to the doctor for a urine test, stool test, and blood test but nothing there either. This is a very scary problem. today at work for the first 4 hours I was there I felt like I was going to die or pass out the pain was so bad. By 1 p.m. it was gone. It is not a migraine, I know, because none of the symptoms of migraines sound like this at all. It is more of a huge pressure and a burning sensation in the head and spine. You are not alone! I wish there was an answer.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 21, 2010
    • 10:53 PM
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  • Ive been going through this for about 8 months. My head feels like its going to implode on itself. I have burning and tingling in the top of head. I feel an enormous amount of pressure that slowly moves through my head and makes me feel like i may pass out any second. It seems to get worse at night. sometimes it feels like my brains is springs mini leaks mostly at the top of my head. Ive been to the ER and had 3 CT scans done within the 6 months. The first of my scans read abnormal and suggested that i suffered from a TIA or transient stroke. This is truly odd because im only 27. Im female and also a tad underweight. I should also mention that I had a spinal tap done to see if I had any bleeding in my brain. The results were negative. Im scheduled for an MRI tomorrow morning. I noticed that right after I eat oily, sweet or just unhealthy foods my condition worsens. Ive been prescribed Naprosyn, Topamax, Tylenol w/ Codeine, Reglan and Benedryl. None of these seem to help. In fact, they seem to give me rebound headaches which are much worse. Hot showers seem to help. So does eating health and including lots of live green leafy foods. Another remedy I found to work is breathing in steam as weird as that may be. Try these techniques and let me know if they work. That way we can see if we're suffering from the same ailment.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 2, 2010
    • 09:35 PM
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  • I posted a few hours ago about the same sensation in my head. It feels like ..well exactly as you described it. burning, tingling, and since my doctor knows I have a history of anxiety he's just sort of like "meh". What I've noticed so far for me is its worst at night.. Sometimes headache medicine helps, other times alcohol has helped as well. It's very concerning though. I don't really think anyone around me understands that generally when you feel something off in your head, you think = hmm. serious issue!. I know that doesn't answer you ,but it might be comforting to know that you aren't alone in this.I'm in the same boat and not one doctor can tell me what's wrong....but it's so painful. I also have constant chills. I scheduled a neurological exam...I hope it gives me the answers and diagnosis
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2011
    • 00:02 AM
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