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ear pain, stiff neck,sore throat, head tenderness on left side only

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  • Posted By: cher3323
  • January 18, 2011
  • 02:49 PM

Hello, for about 15 days now i have had severe ear pain, stiff neck, sore throat, sore head, pain over eye, all on my left side. My doctor did sinus xray, and nose swab. No signs of anything, all negative. My chiropractor has adjusted me and did pressure point therapy on my neck and face area- did give me some relief. Went back to Dr. she gave me two dif. antiobiotics, and an ear antibiotic-drop. The ear pain has subsided some, but all the other symptoms seem to just lingure. This is all on my left side. my head hurts to touch it... throat is sore daily and ear is sore and somewhat painful still, some stiffness in neck too still.... Could this be a virus?
I don't have any nausa, or dizzness and no temp. Also the points of the base of my skull have been sensative on both sides and glands swollen on left side too.
Please help!!! Thank you and I welcome your comments!!
Cher

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  • I have the same symptoms that you mentioned. Started with a headache on left side of head a week ago. then swollen lymph nodes a base of skull - left side. then tenderness of scalp with small bumps on scalp - left side. And tenderness down left side of neck and in ear and left side of throat swallowing. Seen Dr twice. Ruled out throat infection and ear infection. Have appt for MRi, Cat scan. Going on for a week
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 11, 2011
    • 09:27 PM
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  • the common area of all your problems is the head. did all these start suddenly? or was there a progression? stiff neck can result in head tenderness i.e. if you slept wrong. if the problem persists i suggest you see an ENT specialist
    bermuda 4 Replies
    • February 28, 2011
    • 10:02 AM
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  • Hello, for about 15 days now i have had severe ear pain, stiff neck, sore throat, sore head, pain over eye, all on my left side. My doctor did sinus xray, and nose swab. No signs of anything, all negative. My chiropractor has adjusted me and did pressure point therapy on my neck and face area- did give me some relief. Went back to Dr. she gave me two dif. antiobiotics, and an ear antibiotic-drop. The ear pain has subsided some, but all the other symptoms seem to just lingure. This is all on my left side. my head hurts to touch it... throat is sore daily and ear is sore and somewhat painful still, some stiffness in neck too still.... Could this be a virus?I don't have any nausa, or dizzness and no temp. Also the points of the base of my skull have been sensative on both sides and glands swollen on left side too.Please help!!! Thank you and I welcome your comments!!CherAny solution to this, or at least a diagnosis? These same symptoms have been bothering me for the past couple days.
    simon.ponder 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the same exact symptoms, on the left side as well. Any update to this?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have the same exact symptoms, on the left side as well. Any update to this?Hi I just found this, because I am having these exact symptoms that you all are. The ear pain, the neck pain, and a stabbing headache all of these on my left side. I am extremely weak, tired and nauseated and this has been going on for more than a week. Anyone find out what this is yet?
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  • LOL where do you all live?I have the exact same symptoms minus the ear pain. Tenderness at the base of skull, stiff neck and swollen gland on left side. Doc took blood sample and throat culture and said it must be a bug because they were fine...but its been going on for more than two weeks now..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • LOL where do you all live?I have the exact same symptoms minus the ear pain. Tenderness at the base of skull, stiff neck and swollen gland on left side. Doc took blood and throat culture and said it must be a bug...but its been going on for more than two weeks now..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • I've been have same symptoms all day, started with sore throat last wk and today tenderness to my head and all left side of face, also getting a deep stabbing pain in my left ear. Has anyone found out what this is yet? I also suffer with acid reflux so thought at first that was cause of sore throat but now with the other things as well I don't know......
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  • LOL where do you all live?I have the exact same symptoms minus the ear pain. Tenderness at the base of skull, stiff neck and swollen gland on left side. Doc took blood sample and throat culture and said it must be a bug because they were fine...but its been going on for more than two weeks now.. I just joined, didnt finish my profile yet. I found you guys on a search because I was fearing meningitis! I have no fever tho. And the pain and stiffness is on the left. Started in my ear, then the boney part of the skull behind my ear, and today the terribly stiff neck. I am in Pennsylvania like Cher, but this all started with me a few days ago, and I see hers started in the winter. I was doing OK in the winter save for always being so cold!
    Sundown 1 Replies
    • August 11, 2011
    • 10:35 PM
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  • Hello, for about 15 days now i have had severe ear pain, stiff neck, sore throat, sore head, pain over eye, all on my left side. My doctor did sinus xray, and nose swab. No signs of anything, all negative. My chiropractor has adjusted me and did pressure point therapy on my neck and face area- did give me some relief. Went back to Dr. she gave me two dif. antiobiotics, and an ear antibiotic-drop. The ear pain has subsided some, but all the other symptoms seem to just lingure. This is all on my left side. my head hurts to touch it... throat is sore daily and ear is sore and somewhat painful still, some stiffness in neck too still.... Could this be a virus?I don't have any nausa, or dizzness and no temp. Also the points of the base of my skull have been sensative on both sides and glands swollen on left side too.Please help!!! Thank you and I welcome your comments!!CherMy need a CT scan to detect sinus infection. I have had the same sypmtoms for 2 months. Last night I used some sprays that I was give for allergies and sinus infection. I am pain free today. I used nasonex and patanase!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 12, 2011
    • 09:29 PM
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  • Has anyone figured out what this is? My girlfriend has these same symptoms minus the ear pain and she also has no fever. She started with a headache yesterday and today randomly said her neck was having severe pain and she couldn't move it. I am in PA school so I'm trying to go down the list of things in my head that this could be. Where is everyone from because that may explain things if it is an infectious virus. We are in the Baltimore, MD area. She keeps saying the pain goes down the left side of her neck. I used my pen light to check her pupils and she is mildly photophobic.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 12, 2011
    • 10:54 PM
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  • I just joined, didnt finish my profile yet. I found you guys on a search because I was fearing meningitis! I have no fever tho. And the pain and stiffness is on the left. Started in my ear, then the boney part of the skull behind my ear, and today the terribly stiff neck. I am in Pennsylvania like Cher, but this all started with me a few days ago, and I see hers started in the winter. I was doing OK in the winter save for always being so cold!Hey everyone, I just tried to post this and it didn't go through, so if it shows up twice, my fault. My girlfriend has the same symptoms that all of the you are experiencing minus the throat pain. Yesterday a really bad headache came on and then today she was saying her neck was sore and very painful. The headache is all over her head, but the pain down her neck is going down the left side. She is laying down and can't move her neck. She has no fever. I am in PA school so I was trying to run down the list of things in my head that this could be. We live in the Maryland area. Has anyone had any luck with a diagnosis? I used my pen light to check my gf's pupils and they were reacting to light, but she is mildly photophobic.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 12, 2011
    • 11:04 PM
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  • long story short, same symptoms, ER diagnosed it as shingles. hope it helps. it does not seem like a good fit as a dignosis to me, but i;ll keep you posted as to how it progresses.
    VernVanGuard 1 Replies
    • September 28, 2013
    • 05:03 AM
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  • I have the same symptoms that you mentioned. Started with a headache on left side of head a week ago. then swollen lymph nodes a base of skull - left side. then tenderness of scalp with small bumps on scalp - left side. And tenderness down left side of neck and in ear and left side of throat swallowing. Seen Dr twice. Ruled out throat infection and ear infection. Have appt for MRi, Cat scan. Going on for a week Hi...i had same symptoms and been thinking what i should do. It been on and off this past few months even after taking antibiotics. May I know the results after you had the tests and check up?
    sunrise1021 1 Replies
    • October 6, 2013
    • 03:35 AM
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  • Hi everyone, just registered so i could post this to you all, google Occipital Neuralgia, i have same symptoms and from what i have researched i am pretty sure this is it!
    MissSmith 1 Replies
    • December 5, 2013
    • 01:53 PM
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  • I also have these symptoms, just started a few days ago. I have red bumps on my neck (looks like bites), left side only, ear and throat pain, and no energy. I looked up Occiptal Neuralgia and that doesn't seem like what I have - did anyone else find a diagnosis?
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I have pretty much the same symptoms but my lymph node on my lower neck left side right about my collar bone I swollen and sore. Tender scalp, ear tenderness and sore neck. I, too, feel little sore bumps on my scalp. I keep getting random stabbing headaches it been going on for about 3 days now. Want to see a doctor, but he wouldn't even come in the room to see me. The nurse told me to go to the ER to get an MRI, but not sure on costs. I also looked up occipital neuralgia, maybe a possibility?
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • i live in brooklyn and have these same symptoms plus the rash-like bumps at the base of my skull, on my neck. no idea what this is but am guessing it's some kind of virus? very fatigued and worn out as well.
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • I started having sharp pains in the left side of my head and forhead. It's very tender to touch. The pain goes down into my eye and into my ear. All of this is on the left side of my head. I also have red bumps above my left eyebrow. Has anyone found out what this could be? I will be seeing my Doctor Tuesday afternoon. I sure hope he can diagnose my problem and prescribe something to cure it. I am in Utah if that makes any difference. Thanks for any info anyone may have on this.
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Does anybody had an idea what may cause this illness? I also suffer like you guys. Did someone know how to cure it? Please help coz i suffer to much now.
    Anonymous 1 Replies Flag this Response
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