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Causes Of Carotidynia
Different types: Carotidynia is treated with mixed results based on cause. Some symptoms are inflammatory, others are associated with migraines, and others are caused by vascular disease. Sometimes no definable cause. Work with your doctor to find type and best treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have IIH, migraines and carotidynia. My carotidynia is extremely bad at the moment. Why do I have all of these conditions? What's the common theme?
My neurologist has me on gabapentin for my chronic carotidynia. It hasn't helped at all, and she just keeps upping the dosage. Is there an alternate?
Yes.: The treatment depends whether it is migrainous, arteriosclerotic or classic. Th drugs that have been used are Indomethacin and prednisone. It seems worse during the cold weather. Prophylactic medications are propanolol, methysergide or ergotamine. Tell your neurologist that the meds are not helping. ...Read more
I am having pain in neck till my forhead on right side only.Ent dr said everything is fine ans suspect carotidynia. What is that exactly. Thank in adv
Carotid pain: This is an uncommon cause of neck pain. It is a clinical diagnosis that the doctor probably made because you had tenderness in that area. If you are on Prednisone for this condition, speak with your doctor and see if there is anything else you could take instead. Prednisone has a lot of potential side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone tell me about carotidynia as a subset of vasculitis/arteritis in relation to ctd? Evidenced by high crp/enlargement of carotid bulb/pain
Diagnosed with carotidynia after extreme pain and high crp. What steps do I need to take to see if this is takayasu? Fatigue, even after steroids
Carotidynia: Carotidynia is neck, face, ear and head continuous, dull and throbbing pain over the area of the carotid bifurcation and may extend to the mandible, eye, ear and cheek on the same side. It occurs from dilatation of extracranial arteries on that side. It may be due to a virus, but careful progressive elimination of other conditions must be done. Takayasu arteritis is diagnosed by biopsy. ...Read more
History of migraines & carotidynia, having carotid headaches all day everyday for almost a week, today had headache w/ metallic taste in mouth. Ideas?
Metallic taste: A metallic taste usually means that the nerve that helps with taste has been inflamed by whatever process that is causing the headaches. Migraines do not typically cause carotidynia. Carotidynia is a diagnosis of exclusion. This means that it is usually the last diagnosis after other processes have been ruled out. It is an inflammation of the carotid sheath and is painful to manipulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be used for treatment of Carotid Arteritis / carotidynia in patient who is allergic to Aspirin, Indomethacin. Etc. ?
Carotid arteritis: This is very rare I would want to be sure of the diagnosis. That will tell you the treatment. ...Read more
Severe migraines along side IIH. Monthly bouts of carotid artery pain R side, ear and temple, lightheaded. Normal MRAs. Could this be Carotidynia?
Yes, possibly: Your symptoms could be carotidynia, but could also be a variant of 1) temporomandibular syndrome, or 2) temporal arteritis, or 3) neuropathy of the trigeminal nerve, maxillary branch. Or, it could simply be complex pain radiation from your migraine syndrome. If it persists, you should see a neurologist or a neurologically oriented pain medicine MD ...Read more
BP definition.: The blood pressure is the resistance to blood flow through the body. The higher number is the resistance when the heart pumps, and the lower number is the resistance when the heart relaxes and fills. High BP can lead to problems with the heart, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels and brain. 95% of the time, there's no one specific cause perhaps other than genetics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer