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I have had a stiff neck for 4 days. Tylenol, heat and ice are

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I have had a stiff neck for 4 days. Tylenol, heat and ice are not helping. I am also slightly nauseous at times. Sometimes I have a slight headache. No fever. I have felt a heat feeling over my left temple at times and some discomfort in my left arm.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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The stiff neck could be due to a pulled muscle or you could be having a viral infection that could be causing the stiff neck along with the other symptoms that you are having.

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I would recommend that you should take some over the counter anti-infammatories like Motrin 400 mg three times daily to see if that helps reduce your inflammation and the pain.

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These symptoms should go away in a week or two at the most.

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Viral infections usually also settle in up to a couple of weeks time.

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So the botXXXXX XXXXXne is that this does not seem like anything to worry about and you should be fine.

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Let me know if you have any further questions.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was concerned about some of the things I have been reading online such as a heart problem can appear like this as can cervical artery dissection.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

But thank you very much for the information.

You are most welcome
This does not sound at all like heart disease or artery dissection.
Just relax.
You are thinking about it too much.
Let me know if you have any further questions.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you:)

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Can I follow up on this thread if I rate again?
Yes you can :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok thanks. My neck is still stiff/sore ad I still feel unwell. I forgot to mention that I have also had an upset stomach all week too. Today I have a gnawing pain in my upper stomach along with not so normal bowel movements. I don't feel like I am getting better.....
Can you please give me a list of medications that you are on at the moment?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
None. Just multi vitamins. Have been trying to get pregnant...
I think that for the upset stomach you can take something like omeprazole 20 mg once daily.
For the stiff neck you can take ibuprofen (motrin) 400 mg three times daily.
It does sound like a viral infection and this can take up to a couple of weeks to settle completely.
So I would still wait a few more days.
If your condition deteriorates then I would recommend that you contact your doctor for further evaluation and routine blood tests.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Ok thanks again.

You are most welcome Take care Wish you all the best.

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