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I have had a persistent headache for the last 6 weeks. The pain is mostly in the left side of my head, although there is a residual ache in the right side. The centre of the pain is at the top of my neck / base of my skull where I feel an acute burning sensation. The pain radiates out from here, up over the top of my head and behind my left eye. When at its worst I can't sleep as the pain intensifies into my left arm and leg when I lie down, leaving a heavy sensation when it subsides. I have tried various over-the-counter medication containing paracetemol, codeine etc but nothing seems to touch the headache. A warm bath or light physical activity such as going for a walk seems to help. I have just had an MRI but the results showed nothing out of the ordinary. I wear glasses but have also had a full eye exam, which again showed nothing untoward. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what could be causing this and how best to proceed, preferably holistically?
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replied August 24th, 2009
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Headache that is experienced like burning sensation indicates neuralgia, or pain/discomfort sensation due to nerve injury or nerve irritation.
According to headache location and way of spreading this could be an occipital neuralgia, headache due to affected occipital nerve.
Usually, it starts at the upper neck, back of the head, and behind the ears, usually on one side of the head.
You may also experience pain in the scalp, forehead, and behind the eyes.
At the time of headache, you may have eyes sensitive or painful to the light and scalp sensitive to touch (lying on the pillow, brushing the hair is uncomfortable or even painful).

See neurologist!
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replied August 24th, 2009
Thank you very much for your help. I'll ask my GP for a referal. With very best wishes, VM
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replied August 25th, 2009
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You are welcome anytime!
Best wishes to you, too!
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replied August 26th, 2009
You better get your self too the docters it sounds more like a Migrane. im on a preventive called Periactin 4mg .it helps a bit doesnt cure it but helps .
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replied October 29th, 2009
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have you got a diagnosis yet my wife is suffering from the same symptoms
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