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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Carotidynia

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Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

Are there any alternative treatments for 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 more

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I need help with very bad pain along my carotid please help. I think it's carotidynia but I can't get any diagnosis please help.

I need help with very bad pain along my carotid please help. I think it's carotidynia but I can't get any diagnosis please help.

Cardiologist: See a cardiologist to start in order to evaluate your carotid arteries noninvasively and you may also need to see a rheumatologist to see if there is an immune-active disorder such as a vasculitis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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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

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

May not be arteritis: Carotidynia may not necessarily be related to arteritis. The elevated CRP and possibly other lab could suggest arteritis. I would suggest looking for takayasu disease. But this carotid pain can also be due to myofascial noninflammatory. ...Read more

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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

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

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History of migraines & carotidynia, having carotid headaches all day everyday for almost a week, today had headache w/ metallic taste in mouth. Ideas?

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 more

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Severe migraines along side IIH. Monthly bouts of carotid artery pain R side, ear and temple, lightheaded. Normal MRAs. Could this be Carotidynia?

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

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It’s not serious, so I can just ignore the symptoms, can’t i?

It’s not serious, so I can just ignore the symptoms, can’t i?

Please more specific: Please be more specific in asking your question. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms of a broken rib (s)?

Please explain what are some symptoms of a broken rib (s)?

Pain with inhalation: The most classic symptom is rib pain (often severe) with a deep breath. If the fracture is severe the rib may float independently from the other ribs. ...Read more

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How can my wife relieve the symptoms of I b s while pregnant?

How can my wife relieve the symptoms of I b s while pregnant?

Medications: There are several ibs medications that can be used in pregnancy. Discuss with your GI specialist and obgyn. ...Read more

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What is the number of deaths per year in the u.S. For people with symptoms of aids?

What is the number of deaths per year in the u.S. For people with symptoms of aids?

Number of AIDS death: Since beginning of epidemic: 617, 025,
including more than 16, 000 in 2008

http://www. Kff. Org/hivaids/upload/3029-12.Pdf. ...Read more

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What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?

What are the possibilities of malignancy if you just happen to be 50 years old in the u.S. But with no symptoms?

Breast/colon/cervix: All malignancies are without symptoms at onset. The malignancies we can detect early enough to prevent mortality are colon, breast and cervical cancer. 50 year old should be in some program of prevention and early detection for these. ...Read more

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Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

Please suggest the best OTC medicine (s) for sinus symptoms management (esp. The headache) and can be used regularly.

OTC meds for Sunuses: Pseduephedrine (Sudafed) is the main decongestant sold OTC, but due to its potential for abuse, it is now stored behind the shelf and u need to ask for it. It can cause increased heart rate and insomnia.
u can use nasal sprays to decongest while avoiding the insomnia caused by oral decongestants. Anti allergy meds
can be used if they are adding to the congestion otherwise u can skip these ...Read more

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I always miss my second 12 hour dose of doxyciline for a s.t.d. I was starting to not see symptoms but now im seeing them again I have five pills left?

I always miss my second 12 hour dose of doxyciline for a s.t.d. I was starting to not see symptoms but now im seeing them again I have five pills left?

Restart meds: Please see your doctor. If this is for chlamydia, you can take a one time 1 gram dose of azithromycin instead of the doxycycline so that you do not miss doses. If it is for PID you may need the Doxy.
Also you shouldn’t have sex for 10 days after starting treatment to prevent sending the infection back and forth with your partner ...Read more