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I have headaches. Nausea. Stiff neck. Chills. Forgetful. Sore back. Light hurts my eyes. Pain in my jaw at top near ear.

I have headaches. Nausea. Stiff neck. Chills. Forgetful. Sore back. Light hurts my eyes. Pain in my jaw at top near ear.

Go to ER: Go to the emergency room. Now. These can be symptoms of meningitis, a life threatening and contagious condition. There are other conditions that are less common for a 27 year old. Infections like cat scratch fever and some other serious infections and inflammatory conditions can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Levin
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Do tension head ache hurt around my temples?

Do tension head ache hurt around my temples?

It may: During stressful times patients may clench their jaws. This activates the anterior temporalis muscle. If this muscle is contracted for too long it will fatigue nd eventually spasm. These spasms are felt as pain in the area of the temples. ...Read more

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I'm haveing pain in my head nose jaw stiff neck and pressure in my ears?

I'm haveing pain in my head nose jaw stiff neck and pressure in my ears?

See doctor please!: If you also have a fever, these symptoms could be due to a bad sinus, ear, or throat infection. With the stiff neck, I am worried this may alternatively bedue to irritation fo the brain coverings (meninges) as well. Please see your doctor immediately. If you are found to have a bacterial infeciton, you will need oral or IV antibiotics (depending on the diagnosis and the severity of your condition). ...Read more

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My bones ache, I have a persistent pain under my armpit, I have headaches and get random nausea my leg bones ache the most, glands on my neck hurt?

Many symptoms: You have many symptoms. All your symptoms may or may not be related to one medical condition like firbromyalgia, or you may have several underlying conditions. See a Dr. and get a good check up, Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have behind my ear pain and head aces with neck hurting 2 weeks

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling.  Ear pain.  CT and MRI on head normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head.  Help!

? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more

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Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Got stiff neck and headaches if I shake my head. Help?

Muscle contraction : There are many things we need to know. Do you have a fever? If you do you need to see if physician. If it is a muscle contraction headache it may improve with heat. You could have a sinus infection too. You would best see your physician to clarify this ...Read more

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Have back pain and body aches head ache?

Generic: Those are very generic symptoms, and you didn't specify how long they've been going on. This could range from the flu to anything else. ...Read more

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Headache right across forehead, fatigue, body aching and sore throat.

Headache right across forehead, fatigue, body aching and sore throat.

?Influenza?: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Neck aches/tension headaches. When i lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

Neck aches/tension headaches. When i lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

See that you suffer: From anxiety. Some people tend to carry their tension/ stress in their necks & upper backs. The first thing i would recommend is to get your anxiety & stress under control. I note you described this as tension headaches - if not formally evaluated by a doctor would do so. Would encourage you to look into options like acupuncture to help with the tight muscles (& possible trigger points) in neck &. ...Read more

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I'm worried about a stiff neck and jaw pain in my face and arms and legs head aches pain down my nose and pressure in ears?

I'm worried about a stiff neck and jaw pain in my face and arms and legs head aches pain down my nose and pressure in ears?

TMD?: Those symptoms may indicate a tmj/craniomandibluar disorder, or cmd. A bad bite, or malocclusion, can cause all of these issues. Neuromuscular evaluation and treatment may help you. ...Read more

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My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?

My face hurts around my eyes and the back of my head and neck hurt around my ears. Sinus infection?

Sinus infection: A sinus infection can cause a headache or pressure in the eyes, nose, cheek bones. Acute sinusitis lasts less than eight weeks and with each episode lasting no longer than 10 days. See your PCP for evaluation, tests, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Back of head started feeling tender, now top of my head feels bruised, and like I pulled a muscle. Sometimes feel off my equilibrium and ears ringing?

Back of head started feeling tender, now top of my head feels bruised, and like I pulled a muscle. Sometimes feel off my equilibrium and ears ringing?

Referred pain: Was there an acitivty that triggered this? There are nerces at the base of the skull that can cause pain to radiate over the top of the head. Also balance is controlled in part in the temporal bones, strain of the muscles attaching there can be a factor affecting your balance. Tinnitis can be caused by several issues. Best to see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Left side upper back of neck aches & feels tense. I can move neck around but that area aches plus my ear aches off & on . Stuffy. Ideas ?

Left side upper back of neck aches &  feels tense. I can move neck around but that area aches plus my ear aches off & on . Stuffy. Ideas ?

Broad differential: Includes cervicogenic headache, myofascial pain syndrome, hemicrania continua, and other causes. I'm available for a HealthTap virtual consult to take a history and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more