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Severe pain on the left side of my face, and behind my left

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Severe pain on the left side of my face, and behind my left eye. Seems to start mildly at the top of my shoulder/base of my neck, left side, and then the pain becomes much more severe andtravels up the back of my head into my face. Lasts anything from 20mins, to 1 hour 20 mins. Its been going on for 4 years now. Sometimes I get a few months free, but this time its been with me for several months. Most of these episodes happen about 1 hour after I have gone to sleep, but occasionally when I have been watching t.v.in the evenings, or have been sitting at the table with my elbows on the table. I have been to a Dr. (about 2 years ago) and was sent to Physio. After 2 months of this nothing changed. Would a support collar in the evenings help? I would be very grateful for your thoughts. Carole, aged 71. retired Nursing assistant, and Social Services support worker.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Owen replied 3 years ago.

Dr Owen :

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Dr Owen :

hi Carole

Dr Owen :

Have you been evaluated for this at all?

Dr Owen :

Have you had a CT scan of your head?

Customer:

what do you mean by evaluated? No scan was offered.

Dr Owen :

When I mean evaluated - have you seen a doctor for this?

Dr Owen :

What type of tests have you had done?

Customer:

I saw a Dr re. this 2 years ago. No tests, other that being examined by Physio.

Dr Owen :

Are you having any vision changes?

Customer:

I wear glasses, and had my eyes checked just before Xmas. Sometimes I feel a pulse-like sensation behind my r.eye, and left eye runs a bit in the mornings. vision good with glasses.

Dr Owen :

Well based on what you have said, this could be a possible problem with MS - Multiple Sclerosis, this could also be a problem with a mass in the brain, or you might have herniated disks in the cervical spine.

Dr Owen :

So what I would suggest is a CT scan of the head first - as this would be able to see if there is anything serious.

Customer:

That sounds as tho I should go to Dr again, and ask for tests. Thank you for your time.

Dr Owen :

I would definitely ask

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Hello Carole are you still there?

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Hello, please click on EXCELLENT

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