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Headache MRI, CT scan & a spinal tap w/o answers

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I've had an excruciating headache for over a month. It's not a migraine. It feels as if someone is pushing the top of my head into my neck w/pain all around. I've been to my doc 5 times, had an MRI, CT scan & a spinal tap w/o answers. She said right now we're going to throw medicine at it & see what sticks. That's her quote. I've been on 6 different pain meds, antibiotics & muscle relaxers. Most of the time, I can only lie down..sitting, standing & walking hurts, makes me clammy & nasous & dizzy. My ears now hear an echo & everything sounds robotic. I just want to know where to go from here & what may be the cause.


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replied January 25th, 2012
Headache and Migraines Answer A30760
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

Since the CT scan, MRI and spinal tap have come out normal, with additional symptoms of echo sensation in the ears, labrynthitis should be ruled out. It is an inflammation of the inner ear and a form of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and it can cause headache, vertigo, nausea and tinnitus.

I suggest you to get it evaluated from an ENT surgeon.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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