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Feels like nerve problem...please help

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  • Posted By: momalot
  • September 26, 2008
  • 02:36 AM

Beginning in March or so, I began having an intermittent, strong "flush" of heat (not to the touch) occur on the left side, slightly to the front of my neck. The sensation has changed over the months and I now have a burning sensation that can last for several minutes or even half an hour. I cannot make it happen. Now, when intense, it can spread into my lower left jaw , down toward my collar bone and slightly below (left side) and around the back of my head, left side. Hardly an hour can pass, without a symtom on the left side of my upper body. It doesn't seem to respond to Advil, etc. I have even noticed it happen during the night, when I move I wake to notice my skin on my colorbone feeling a "burn" or "mild irritation", or the back, left side of my head hurt.
I have gone off Lipitor, as I wondered if it could be the culprit. I have had a doppler--negative. Nothing is evident when a physician feels my neck, glands, nodes, etc. I just had a complete neurological exam this week and all seemed well-he was perplexed. I am being sent for an MRI of the soft tissues of my neck and cervical spine.
I am a 44 year old,122 pound, female in good health. I take a minimal dose of synthroid, zyrtec, and prilosec.
Please give me any suggestions of what I might have missed. I'm getting nervous...

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