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CM doctors and nurses, what is this?

Anonymous
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I havea  weird collection of symptoms, I'm just going to list them in bullet points and then list what I've tried for treatment.  Yes, I'm going to see a doctor, but I don't have an appointment until Friday.

Symptoms

Beginning (this morning to early afternoon

  • started with a pressure in my head, a floaty full feeling
  • noise sensitivity, it didn't hurt to hear noise, but noises seemed much louder than they were.
  • Stiffness to the point of pain in my shoulders, neck and jaw. 
  • slight pain and pressure in a "t" shape across my face, the area between my brows, down my nose and across the top of my cheekbones, but it feels like it's deep inside (does that make sense?)
  • dizziness
  • difficulty focusing my eyes
  • fatigue

Now (early afternoon to now, and getting worse as time goes by

  • tingling on my scalp
  • pain is all over but mostly focused near the temples going into my cheekbones and around my forehead.
  • pressure feeling has become painful.  Located around my cheekbnes and forehead.
  • Bending down, loud sound of bright light causes a flash of intense pain, blurred vision (like when you see hot coming off of pavement in the summer) and dizziness.
  • my hair hurts.  It feels heavy and if I put it up, it increases the pressure, but leaving it down doesn't seem to help either
  • my eyes feel like they are bugging out (but look normal)
  • my shoulders and neck keep cracking every time I move.  
  • constant high pitch buzzing noise in my ear.
  • nausea

Above all, since around dinner time, the main issue is pain.  The pain is steadily increasing and it's not a small amount.  On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the time my foot was severed, 1 being a papercut, I'd give the pain in my head, eyes, jaw and nasal areas a 4 and building.

I've tried:

  • cold compress
  • nasal rinse
  • lying in a dark quite room (made it worse I think)
  • massaging my face (only because I can't stop from the pain)
  • I've taken 3 tylenol cold and sinus pills, extra strength. 

Nothing has been effective. The symptoms are continuing to get worse.


What the heck is going on? Should I call my doctor and ask for her to see me sooner?  I've never had a headache like this.



Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:19 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:21 PM

Sounds like a sinus/ear infection. Try taking Ibuprofen 800 mgs & a hot bath.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:23 PM

I'm allergic to ibuprofen but I'll try the hot bath

Quoting Anonymous 2:

Sounds like a sinus/ear infection. Try taking Ibuprofen 800 mgs & a hot bath.


DallasCowboys81
by Don't live in Texas! on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:25 PM
1 mom liked this
Was also going to say sinus/ear infection. But the scalp, neck and other odd symptoms has me wondering maybe plus menangitis?? (spelling)
cjsix
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:26 PM

I don't think I would wait till friday. I would either go into urgent care or the er tonight. It could be a sinus headache with some of what you share but,with the additional symptoms I think it could be something more.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:28 PM
Sounds like an ear or sinus infection to me
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:31 PM

migraine. take some ibuprofen

kinshipcaremama
by Member on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:47 PM
Sounds like a sinus infection. Do you have a fever? You could go to urgent care. I doubt it's E.R.worthy but we don't go to the E.R.unless it is really serious.
rosie211
by Platinum Member on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:49 PM
Sounds like sinus infection. See a doctor asap.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:51 PM
Sinus issue, possible ear infection.pop into a minute clinic at CVS.
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