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I'm sorry to hear about this
Have you had any tests?
i just noticed this last evening.
Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?
Oh yes, many. I have basilar migraines, as I mentioned, which have become much more serious in the last few years. Thus, I take gabapentin and verapamil for them. I also have restless leg syndrome and take pramapixole for this. I take venlafaxine for depression and cevimeline for dry mouth due to Sjogren's Syndrome.
I also have been diagnosed with PTSD due to familial and spousal abuse.
SO this just started last night?
No, I just noticed the enlarged tendon last night when I was cutting my hair. I had not previously seen it while cutting my hair or otherwise. It is noticeable from the front when I look in the mirror also.
Okay, and it is not painful?
It is painful when I hold my head very straight.
I see, this is not likely dangerous, it is likely an inflamed tendon from stress
To makesure you would need to have it examined
Why must I make sure? Could it be something potentially dangerous?
If so, what?
I meant to make sure it is tednonitis
It is not likely dangerous
And, tendonitis would mean treatment, or not? If it isn't tendonitis, what might it be?
It would involve rest, no treatment
I see. I think I always have had it as even my toddler photos show my head leaning. Is it possible a birth defect?
If it is not tendonitis, it could be an overdeveloped sternocleidomastoid muscle
Why would I have that?
You would have been born with it
Really? Is this common or treatable?
And, it seems to be getting worse.
It is not very common,but it does not require treatment
Too much computer time in a bad position?
The position you are in may make it worse
Any other suggestions?
Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen or aleve are usually helpful
okay. i guess i will not worry although it does cause pain in my shoulder also.
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Sorry. I had to answer the door.
So, are we finished? I would be happy to rate this.
Yes, we are finished unless you have more questions
I don't think so. Good evening.
Same to you