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My son has been ill months. Has throbbing in face and

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My son has been ill for six months. Has throbbing in face and sinuses ears, tight feeling stomach very difficult to work, some heaviness in head and limbs. No on can diagnose him He has had a scan and seen ENT. He says he can't go on like this
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I am sorry about your son.

he needs a sinus CT Scan and a brain MRI scan with contrast to check for inflammation of his trigeminal nerve which can cause trigeminal neuralgia which can cause pain and numbness of the face and mouth and cheek areas. there are medications like tegretol which could help trigeminal neuralgia.

there are also nerve pain medicaitons like neurontin (gabapentin) or lyrica (pregabalin) or elavil (amitriptyline) which can help with nerve pain.

tightness of his stomach can be due to excessive stomach acid production. stomach acid blockers such as nexium or protonix can help.

he might need an upper endoscopy scope procedure down into his stomach by a GI doctor to check for stomach ulcers and stomach infection like H Pylori stomach infections which can be treated with triple therapy.

has he had an MRI scan of his brain with IV gadolinium contrast?

has he seen a GI doctor to do a scope procedure down into his stomach?
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