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For 3 weeks now, I have pain that started behind my right ear. I thought it was a pinched nerve, went to chiropractor for adjustment, it's still the same. Also went to hospital Emergency Room they did cat scan, found nothing. Referred me to a neurologist, the appointment is two weeks away. What should I do, can't stand this much longer. I am an 80 year old female. Betty.
Unfortunately, it's virtually impossible to suggest much for you via the Internet. Only a doctor who's had the opportunity to review your medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and examine you in person can safely suggest anything to relieve your pain because, without knowing what's caused it as well as your medical history, we can't know what's safe or appropriate to suggest.
Two suggestions are to call your family doctor for assistance between now and your appointment with the neurolog...
Full Question: Symptoms: Without warning my vision will start going black from the outside in. My limbs (arms and legs) will get weak and I have to sit down or lay down, I have to close my eyes tight, I can hear everything and everyone around me but I can't answer anyone. I can answer in my head, the words are there, but I can't say them out of my mouth. I can't use my arms or hands or legs until it's over. The vision will slowly start to come back and be blurry and then I will be dizzy. Sometimes I will get a migraine on the right side of my head, sometimes not. The vision will stay blurry and the dizziness will stay (until I take a meclizine). This will last anywhere from 4 minutes to 28 minutes. Then I will sleep because I am so exhausted from the "incident". Another type of migraine that I get - or I have been told they are migraines is this: Symptom: My left eye will ptsosis, without warning it will just start to close. My vision will become blurry in t...
Alternative Names Ophthalmalgia; Pain - eye References Wright JL, Wightman JM. Red and painful eye. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice . 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 32. Rubenstein JB, Virasch V. Conjunctivitis: infectious and noninfectious. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 4.6. Rubenstein JB, Virasch V. Allergic conjunctivitis. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 4.7.
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