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My daughter has constant headaches. Bloods and MRI scans all

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My daughter has constant headaches. Bloods and MRI scans all clear. Cat scan also clear. Lumbar puncture showed high opening pressure of 27. Diagnosed as thunder clap headaches but stiil continuing for nearly 4 weeks. Also at times right arm and hand numb during headaches with associated pins and needles.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--was the MRI just of her brain? And just to check, since the normal opening pressure is up to 90 or a bit higher you were told 27 was high?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Another consideration is migraine headaches.

That could be possible

Are the headaches one sided?

Associated with throbbing and pulsation?

sensitivity to light/noise?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


throbbing with pulsation no sensitivity to light

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
This does seem like migraine to me though

I would recommend meds to migraine as a trial

A prophylactic like propranolol and an abortive like imitrex together work very well
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