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Sleep disorders and cluster headaches

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Hi I just started having these pains in head over the past 4 days in which they don't feel like headaches but just a pain i can't get rid of. there's the ringing in my ears, pain in my eyes when i raise them up, pain flowing from my neck down to my hip. I'm a long distance runner but now if I climb a few stairs since 4 days ago I would feel short of breathe. Most of these pains occurs only when I laying down or trying to sleep which takes me hours to do. sometimes my arms would feel numb and when i am laying down and would bend my legs the pains gets worst. please help me cause as we speak there's the pain in my head and ringing in my ears.


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replied January 12th, 2010
Neurological Disorders Answer A9067
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

You could be having a sleep disorder. The other possibility is cluster headaches. The pain is generally one sided, accompanied by vertigo and is worse when lying down. Sitting up and pacing improves the pain. Please consult a neurologist to begin with. Yoga helps relieve the pain to a certain extent.

Back pain which is worse when sitting or lying down and feels better with movement is usually caused by ankylosing spondylitis. This is a genetic condition. Medicines, physiotherapy, exercises and drugs to suppress immunity are the mainstay of treatment.

A back pain that is worse on lying down or felt mainly on lying down can also be due to a tumor within the spinal cord. A neurological examination can pinpoint the site. A CT scan or an MRI will be surely required.

Please consult your doctor and get yourself examined as a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on the internet. Hope this helps. Take care!




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