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Tingling At Base Of Skull
I have 2 swollen lynphnodes behind right ear, tingling on face, base of skull headache- all on right side only should I be concerned.
Fibromyalgia: 25 y fem. With "headaches & tingling & pain all over". Anxiety & hyperventilation can evoke such symptoms. A general medical evaluation with a primary care doctor is needed to rule out systemic disorders. If no specific findings, then Fibromyalgia becomes a consideration, and a Rheumatologist's evaluation might be helpful. ...Read more
Doctor diagnosed with occipital neuralgia, sore spot on right base of skull, but get tingling in front head and forehead and temple?
Pain? Think muscles!: Stresses and work of life causes pain located in micro-scars in muscles of the neck which drive aches, pains and misery. Txmt is a holistic recipe of self-care, wellness, Vits, Magnesium supp, sleep, massage, yoga, stretching, chiropractors. Tub soaking. As a doctor, I’ve rediscovered modified versions of acupuncture/trigger points inj, which roots out the pain. ...Read more
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp. If you just sustained the injury, depending on the severity, you might even want to go to the er. ...Read more
Pain at base of skull on both sides sometimes goes away although there may still be a feeling of pressure just getting over a cold, can hurt coughing?
Need consultation: Many headaches that are not able to be diagnosed are caused from TMJ and muscle dysfunction. Consult with a dentist that treats a lot of TMJ patients for an evaluation. ...Read more
The following may be: If a quite focal headache over the back of skull, could be occipital neuralgia, perhaps there is a problem in your neck such as a facet arthropathy, or a disc rupture. Perhaps this is a muscle contraction headache or even an atypical migraine. See your doctor, get examined and even get imaging studies. ...Read more
About a week prior to my cycle I start having headaches that get progressively worse until cycle. Base of skull and back are affected. Cause?
Hormonal: If headaches occur with every cycle in the same way then they are more than likely caused by hormonal fluctuations which are a normal part of the cycle. There are many options available to treat this some, as easy as taking over the counter headache medications, and sometimes involving hormones or other meds. ...Read more
Pain at the base of skull at the lower left side and pain in upper left shoulder. Pain is dull. What can I do?
Weird fizzling, like pop rock candy, base of skull up and down neck, can feel and hear it, happens frequently, what is it?
I have two painless lumps in the back of my head at base of skull. Started with one small one, then a bigger one right below. Should I be concerned?
Need evaluation: Lumps in this area can be infections, fatty tumors, enlarged lymph glands, or sometimes cancerous. Please have your internist check them out. ...Read more
I've been getting h/a everyday, you can touch the scalp and feel pain in spots mainly on right and then some ahooting pains at base of skull on right?
Occipital neuralgia: You may have occipital neuralgia. This is where a nerve at the back/base of your skull is irritated and causes pain. As it innervates the skin on its respective side of your scalp, it causes pain all running on that side up your scalp and can cause fairly severe headaches. You can try medications like Gabapentin or try injections which can both diagnose and treat it, with possible subsequent rfa. ...Read more
Pain above bellybutton just 2 the right, pain in my right neck & shoulder w/ ntermittent pain in neck like jabs? I get h/a on r side of base of skull
Depends: It depends on the severity of the pain and truly how long it has lasted. If it has been consistent (non-stop) pain after 2-3 days then I would go see a doctor. If it woke you up at night and hasn't went away by morning then I would go see a doctor. It really depends on how you are feeling and what you feel is the best time. ...Read more