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I have so many symptoms and have seen so many doctors, but I haven't recieved good treatment. The doctors pass me to another doctor and I keep getting passed around and most say that I just need to talk to a counselor. This is real pain that I am feeling and I do not know what type of doctor to go to. Who can I go to to look at both my neck pain and head pain and how do I get them to listen without them thinking I am a hypochondriac. I have been on so many medications and none of them seem to help and I am feeling completely hopeless. I cannot go on living this type of life.


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replied February 25th, 2009
Headache and Migraines Answer A5880



Most of the data you reported (Restless Leg Syndrome, numbness and tingling in arms and legs, severe earache for 3 months, sharp temple pains, daily chronic pain in the base of the head, clicking in the back of the neck) are related to subjective symptoms which can not be measured. You might want to visit a neurologist for EEG (Electroencephalography) and/or evoked potential test to determine if some damage in the brain or along the nerves has occurred. When you visit the doctor try to be calm, do not burst all your symptoms at once and do not oppose the doctor about the tests and the treatment at the very moment he suggests something. Thus, he/she might take you more seriously and you will avoid being taken as hypochondriac.


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