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Headaches, Nausea, Tingling

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 16, 2007
  • 09:00 PM

Hi everyone,

I've had headaches roughly for four months or so. I had a CT-scan in October and it came back normal. In late November, I started contracting lower back pain that was constant. I went to several doctors and they all said I had a "virus" and that's it. I ended up in the ER one night due to severe chest pain (which was continuous throughout this "virus" period) and they did blood, EKG, and X-Ray to confirm it was just chest wall inflamation. After the major back pain went away (it kind of worked it's way up the back), I had a pretty constant tingling underneath my right shoulder blade and a sometimes pain, sometimes tingling under neath my right rib cage. Every so often my back would hurt as well. The thing is my headaches still remain as well, but they seem to be different since this "virus." They're central to the base of my skull and go up my left side of my head and also plant itself on the right side of my head near the front. There is some neck pain. None of this stuff is excrutiating pain, but it's constant which starts to play on your quality of life. I've also experienced plenty of nausea (never vomited), some dizziness, and recently some tingling on my scalp (similar to what I feel on my back and rib cage). I also can't read a book for very long with out getting that nauseated "reading in the car" feeling.

I went to my optemtrist to check out my eyes, got new glasses and he said generally there is nothing wrong that would be causing these symptoms.

I went to another doctor and they told me that it may have something to do with my sleep, but I don't snore really and sleep generally pretty well. I went to my primary physician finally and he thinks that it's a combination of tension headaches (caused by stress) and inflamed nerves in my neck region going up over my head. He gave me naproxen to try for a week with a follow up a week later. He also had blood tests. I have taken the naproxen and I guess it has numbed the pain a little bit, but I can tell it still there. Additionally, my nausea is still there and the tingling in the back and rib cage area seems to have increased quite a bit. I can't help but think the worst (my mother has breast cancer that has metastisized) and can't help if I feel but a little hyponchondriac.

Anyone have any ideas or things I should bring up to the doc?


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