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Regular body aches and flu symptoms. Neg spinal tap, neg thyroid tests, neg blood panels, some low platelets, always feel sick and no idea what to do?

Regular body aches and flu symptoms. Neg spinal tap, neg thyroid tests, neg blood panels, some low platelets, always feel sick and no idea what to do?

You need a good Doct: You need a complete History and physical examination done by an internist(have you consulted one yet?). Send us the actual reports of any abnormal blood tests, like platelets which you are concerned about. If your appetite and weight are normal, you are likely to have no serious disease. Sometimes you have to just ignore minor aches & pains and do daily exercise. That in my book is the best medici ...Read more

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1 1/2 years ago i got really bad headaches and all the symptoms of meningitis. So did my 21 year old daughter no tap. Beginning of this year started with small headaches.Now I have had severe headaches stiff sore neck no fever.Had spinal tap not meningiti

1 1/2 years ago i got really bad headaches and all the symptoms of meningitis. So did my 21 year old daughter no tap. Beginning of this year started with small headaches.Now I have had severe headaches stiff sore neck no fever.Had spinal tap not meningiti

Consider location: To be considered as you and your daughter had headaches Is if extended family members and/or remote in years family members have had similar headaches as migraines can be familial and come and go depending on triggers. When you and your daughter had problem initially had you traveled or been in wooded areas? An infectious consideration is Lyme disease if in these areas. Both see a neurologist. ...Read more

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My back aches after having spinal tap one month later, is this normal?

My back aches after having spinal tap one month later, is this normal?

Not really: Any focal back pain should have dissipated within days. Persistence makes me wonder about local bruising or infection, although rather unlikely. Have your doctor look at area and let you know thoughts.. ...Read more

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Will it help to get massage of neck 6w after spinal surgery on c5/6& c6/7 if shoulders sore & inflamed.. General recovery great otherwise..

Will it help to get massage of neck 6w after spinal surgery on c5/6& c6/7 if shoulders sore & inflamed.. General recovery great otherwise..

Check with your doc: Check with your doctor. There are many variables and typically massage would not be a problem, but because there are so many variables you should check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a spinal fusion l5-s1. I now have dull aching pain in my back that i think is from the screw heads. What are my options?

I had a spinal fusion l5-s1.  I now have dull aching pain in my back that i think is from the screw heads. What are my options?

Follow up: You should follow up with your spinal surgeon. He/she may be able to determine upon examination if your symptoms are due to the hardware or something else. ...Read more

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