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Hello, I have been having sharp throbbing pain and stiffness in my neck and shoulders. This pain has been going on for a few weeks. I also have bad pain all around the top of my head. The pain occurs at night and in the morning when I wake up and usually last all day long. It may go away for a couple hours throughout the day but it does come back. Other symptoms I am experiencing is nausea, occasional tenderness, I feel emotional and vulnerable, and there is pressure in my head and I do feel it when I move it or sit still. I do not feel any pressure in my eyes or any vision problems and I do not hear any swishing in my ears. I have tried over the counter medications such as Advil, Aleve, and Excedrin migraine. But none of them work. I have also been experiencing shortness of breath in the morning for the past few days, feeling very cold before going to bed and a sharp pain going across my upper abdomen. I have gone to the doctor and he wasn’t very much help...
I've just experienced what everyone (and doctor) is describing as a migraine. I've had 4 in 5 days. Immediate dizziness followed by numbness, tingling on my left side. But I've not had the severe headache everyone is referring to. Actually a slight headache a few days earlier but nothing while this is happening.
Does this still sound like a "migraine?"
Did he see his doctor for the episode three months ago or this most recent episode?
While we would love to help, the truth is that nobody can tell you via the Internet what these episodes were. They may have been Migraines with new and unusual symptoms, but they could also have been something else entirely. Nobody can really tell you except a doctor who has his medical records and can talk with and examine him.
Please do get him to his doctor as soon as possible.
Thank you for a great question, John Claude Krusz...
Doctors are using a new tool called Clinical Prediction Rules (CPRs) to help tell what a patient's outcome might be for various problems. In this study researchers try to find CPRs for shoulder pain. Knowing what factors in patients with shoulder pain will predict the prognosis is helpful. Treatment decisions can be made with this information in mind. And patients have some idea of what to expect. Other studies in this area found high pain intensity as the only predictor of poor outcome. Studying 587 patients with new shoulder pain was more helpful. All patients in the study received the same treatment. Data was collected on many possible factors that could affect the outcome. Questions were asked about physical activity, workload, and psychosocial factors. Information about the patient’s age, gender, education, and lifestyle was included. Pain intensity, frequency, and duration were recorded. An exam of the shoulder was done. The main measure of outcome was shoulder pain. Patients were ...
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