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I have a headache, back and sides, which has been with me

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I have a headache, back and sides, which has been with me for four days - I have been to hospital but sent home as vitals all ok for my age - 85 years. I do not usually have headaches but this one is there when I wake up and the only thing that stops for a few hours is diazapan and I know this is addictive and not good. I also have stomach pains. Can you help Anne
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I had lung cancer five years ago and now in remission with no trace of that cancer. I now take inhallers for breathing. The head pain is there when I wake up in the last 5 days. Anne
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Did they check for giant cell arteritis?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No but that is pain in temples whereas my pain is sides and back of head. Anne
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

Anne,

I have seen GCA in many places outside of the temples

the pain can occur anywhere.

do you have scalp tenderness or fatigue with chewing?

was a sed rate done?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Neither but nosebleeds and bad stomach and shaking. Feeling awful so might have Mir scan asap.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

did they check to see if you are anemic?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I have blood tests yearly for anemic.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

No I mean recently since this started?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No not since 3 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

This could all be anemia related

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
OK so I will get this tested next week - is that the end of your participation?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 9 months ago.

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