Headache for 6 months; CT, MRI, and CBC normal. What's wrong?

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hi. I m 25 years old male. I have headache for 6 month. I feel dizzy some times. Including vision problem such as blurred vision ,zigzag line, also have ear ache and ringing in my ear, tooth ache ,neck pain, chest pain, burning sensation on my tongue, numbness on hands, feel weakness and restless, difficulty fall in asleep, I have done CT and MRI of brain but all are normal. I am highly depressed and scared about my condition. What's wrong with me? I have gone to different neurologist and they told no abnormality in brain. I also done my CBC its also normal. Please reply me or suggest will be appreciated. Thank you. mr.

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Dear mr;

We can't tell you what's wrong with you. Nobody can tell you that via the Internet. We can share some information with you though.

Many of the symptoms you list fit various forms of Migraine with aura. Here's some information:

Chest pain does not fit with Migraine, so you should consider talking with your doctor about an EKG or other testing to rule out any heart issues.

If you have Migraines, CT and MRI usually do NOT show any abnormality. These tests are usually performed to rule out organic causes such as stroke, aneurysm, tumor, etc. for your symptoms. This also applies to tests such as CBC.

The lack of positive findings on your tests shouldn't stop your doctor from being able to diagnose and treat you. If your doctor isn't able to help, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check out the _ACHE web site _.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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