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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How do I cure health anxiety? I am obsessed with tonsil cancer. Seen ENT and he wasn't concerned. Since then ear pain on same side as enlarged tonsil?

How do I cure health anxiety? I am obsessed with tonsil cancer. Seen ENT and he wasn't concerned. Since then ear pain on same side as enlarged tonsil?

Anxiety treatment: Seeking treatment with a psychotherapist would be a great start. Evaluation of the underlying issues that have you obsessed with your tonsils despite reassurance from your physician may be tremendously helpful. Additionally, Xanax (alprazolam) may not be the appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

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31 y/o Fem. Bloodwork great. Sharp intermittent head pain allover, left ear pain occ., slight dizzy, cold sens legs. Brain tumor? Hist of bad anxiety

31 y/o Fem. Bloodwork great. Sharp intermittent head pain allover, left ear pain occ., slight dizzy, cold sens legs. Brain tumor? Hist of bad anxiety

Head/ear pain: I think it may be trigeminal neuralgia. or variant thereof of neuralgia. Could be due to zoster, herpes or lyme. Less likley MS or tumor.
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http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/trigeminal_neuralgia/detail_trigeminal_neuralgia. Htm
May consider a trial of gabapentin or steroids + acyclovir + gabapentin. Get lyme titer f/u wiht doctor/neuralogist ...Read more

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Constant mild headache in temple and right eye 6 months. Ears popping and right ear pain. Sinus CT clear ENT doc thinks migraine and anxiety. Correct?

Constant mild headache in temple and right eye 6 months. Ears popping and right ear pain. Sinus CT clear ENT doc thinks migraine and anxiety. Correct?

Migrainous: You have migranous symptoms, but clearly you also have sinus inflammation. Really depends on how frequent your headaches are. .. Whether you can use only abortive therapy or preventative therapy. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause ear pain?

What can cause ear pain?

Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeon ...Read more

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What could cause chronic ear pain?

What could cause chronic ear pain?

Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more

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Possible causes of chronic ear pain?

Possible causes of chronic ear pain?

Ear Pain: Infections (internal and external), ear wax, throat infections, vascular issues, TMJ problems, dental infections, salivary gland problems and numerous other diagnoses can be involved. See your doctor who may refer you to an ENT specialist in some cases. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of occasional ear pain?

What could be the cause of occasional ear pain?

Ear Infection or TMJ: You should first see an ENT specialist to rule out an ear infection. If that has been ruled out then it may be related to a TMJ problem in which case you should see an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Does mono cause ear pain?

Does mono cause ear pain?

Yes, mono ear pain: The swelling and inflammation in your throat and tonsils will create a pressure on your ears as well. ...Read more

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Does ear pain cause headache?

Does ear pain cause headache?

Definitely, yes: A variety of ear disorders can cause headache. Sometimes earaches and headaches are a sign of an underlying medical condition that requires further investigation and treatment. See your PCP. ...Read more

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What causes of inner ear pain be?

What causes of inner ear pain be?

Could be infection: See an ENT doctor or your primary care for them to look in your ear. An infection can be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What causes a headache with ear pain?

What causes a headache with ear pain?

Complex question: Ear pain or otalgia can be caused by a variety of diseases. Ear infection, masticatory muscle spasm, neck pain, referred pain from the throat, or larynx are a few. Another entity associated with both ear pain and headache is inflammation of the temporal artery (temporal arteritis). Jaw joint pain can refer pain to the head. Migraine is a possibility. Lack of hearing loss rules out the ear. ...Read more

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What causes ear pain during exercise?

What causes ear pain during exercise?

Muscle pain: Temporomandibular disorders is a common cause of ear pain and in some cases exercise do tend to make symptoms worse. You should have a consult with a ENT physician or an orofacial pain dentist. ...Read more

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What could be cause of inner ear pain?

What could be cause of inner ear pain?

Several thongs: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Can a head cold cause ear pain on one side?

Can a head cold cause ear pain on one side?

Yes, Congestion can: Prevent one ear from draining w ^pressure. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What causes outer ear pain when laying on it?

Rule out infection: Many things can cause outer ear pain. It is important to make sure there is no outer ear infection by seeing your family doctor or ear, nose and throat doc. Absent infection, small inflammatory, benign lesions can be painful. Lastly, some individuals will have sensitive outer ears becausee there is little fat (cushioning). If that is the case, finding the appropriate pillow can help. ...Read more

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Could the cavity or hole cause ear pain as well?

Maybe: The ear drum and jaw share a nerve. There are times when tooth/jaw pain can be triggered by an ear infection as well as the other way around. ...Read more

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What causes chronic ear pain and migraines together?

What causes chronic ear pain and migraines together?

Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more

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What would cause a headache accompanied by ear pain?

Different things: Several different conditions can cause the same/similar symptoms...Ear infection/ache, ear drum, water in ear, tmj, sinusitis.
Check with your doc. ...Read more

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