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Neck pain causing severe headaches

justwallace86jjustwallace86 Posts: 1
edited 08/09/2015 - 3:58 PM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I've been have had a headache for over a week now, turning my head to the right or looking up causes my head to hurt so bad it feels like my eyes are going to pop. throughout my 29 years of living ive only had headaches one time in my life, and it was from stopping testosterone treatments. I have not had anything like that happen since. I went to the ER two days ago and ad a CT scan done on my head and Got the all clear. I'm VERY worried and am dealing with tremendous amounts of pain that asprin or liquid gels will not help. please if anybody knows what could be going on let me know.

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 5,476
    Have you followed up with your primary doctor after your ER visit?
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    Please read my medical history at: Medical History

  • rtconant1rrtconant1 Posts: 348
    edited 08/11/2015 - 2:13 PM
    I know this is the most frustrating headache there can be. If its from your neck, then you need to see your doctor and have them refer you to a neuro spine doctor. An MRI will probably show better than a CT scan I have been told by different doctors. IF you don't get your neck treated though, it will be hard to get rid of the headache. Have you tried a heating pad or an ice pack on your neck? For me, especially post surgery, the heating pad works wonders in helping me relax. Taking too much pain killers can cause your headaches to become rebound headaches. I ended up doing that and got banned from using Tylenol. It was dumb because it really didn't help anyways. I have had pretty much a non stop headache since October. I am medicated to the hilt on prescriptions just to make it bearable. I hope you are able to fix it before you end up like me.
    Tracie C
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