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Hello. Ive been seen in the ER this week (no CT scan given;

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Hello. I've been seen in the ER this week (no CT scan given; had one in June) for a severe headache that wouldn't go away. They gave me a "cocktail" of benadryl, a steroid, and toradol. It only dulled the pain; it did not relieve it. I saw my primary care doctor on Friday, and she prescribed me Fiorcet (?). I've taken it....and I am still having the headaches. I can't tolerate this pain for much longer. What can I do?

Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Where do you feel the pain exactly?

Is it in the side, front or back of head?

Do you have any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Usually it's on the right side and radiates to take over my whole head. But it always starts in the neck. Right now, it's on the right side of my neck toward the base of my skull.


My stomach has felt odd the last few days....Not nauseous, exactly....maybe more heartburn-y. And my right eye hurts....but nothing other than that.

Did your last CT include neck also or only the skull?

Did you have same headache then?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Not sure what it included.


I can't remember. I might have.

Thank you Elyse, for the information,


There can be a few possibilities for the headache.


Tension headaches can occur on both sides of head.


Migraine headaches can also occur there but it is usually on one side.


When it is predominantly on right side it is a possibility.


Temporal arteritis, cluster headaches, aneurysm, bleed, tumors are other possibilities.


When it starts in the neck, there can be a possibility of nerve impingement too.


As you are not feeling any improvement with so many medicines, I would suggest to take an evaluation by a neurologist.


Repeat scan & other blood tests can be considered.


Till then please continue the prescribed medicines.


Try to relax & avoid stress.


Please avoid caffeine, if you take any.


I hope this information helps.


I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.


Please feel free for any follow up query.


Best wishes.

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