Good afternoon. I have had a consistant severe headache for 7 weeks. I went to the ER a few weeks ago because my left eye blurred and I was dizzy, bumping into things and messing up my words. They ran an MRI and told me that I have white matter changes that are consistat with migraine, MS, menengitis, etc. He referred me to a Neurologist because he wanted to rule out MS before giving me migraine meds. The Neurologist put me on steroids and gabapentin and it did not work. He told me that if that didn't work to get a spinal tap done. My primary care told me to see him first before going through that so the spinal tap could be ordered correctly as the ER would only check for a bleed or menengitis which he did not believe I had as I have no fever and am not presenting flu like symptoms. He has put me on Fioricet which only works with a pain med. On it's own it doesn't releive the headache. He has also tried Imitrex and Zomig and some others that just make me feel drunk and hurt my body physically (I feel like I have been beaten with a baseball bat...hurts to even scratch an itch on my face. Everything is sensitive and hurts.) Yesterday he drew more blood to check for autoammune and pregnancy because I have missed my period which is VERY uncommon for me as I have been on the same birth control since I was 14 and have never missed a pill. My digital pregnancy test was negative. He told me to stop the migraine meds and gave me Baclofen as a muscle relaxer thinking I may have a neck issue and has ordered an X-ray. Here is my question...I have had Burcitis in my left thigh muscle (not the hip joint) for years and have tried everything known to man to get rid of it and the pain with no success. That pain shoots down to my left ankle and I have a hard time walking from time to time. I also have tingling in my left hand and arm that I was told could be carple tunnel. I also very often feel like every part of me (arms, legs, ankles elbows, etc) has to pop. Like stiff and hurt. I wonder if the ER doctor was correct and everything is connected and this may be more then headaches. I have taken the muscle relaxer and it helps way more then anything other then the codine. I am still tingling and hurt like I need to pop my arm and my burcitis is acting up today and the muscle relaxer is not fully helping the pain in my head but it is better today. I have a 2nd opinion Neurology appointment on Thursday and need to know what to ask. I am extremely frustrated and just want an answer instead of a guessing game. Please advise. I appreciate the help and sorry for all the spelling errors...I am bad at spelling. ThanksView Thread
Thanks for all of the advice. I went to the Neurologist and she did a very thorough exam and told me that what I am experiencing is not migraine. She said the nerve at the back of my head behind the left ear is mis-firing and she put me on a new med. I feel better then I did but still have headaches. This is week 8. I asked her about Fibromyalgia and since there is not a test to diagnose that she told me it is a possiblity because of the loss of use of hands and ankles, etc. Just a waiting and watch and see game I guess. Thanks!!View Thread
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