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Hi. I have this sensation in my head which is causing me to feel drained/tired. It feels like something is moving in my skull. No headache but feel nauseas. Feel like I could pass out. Any idea what causes this? Or any way to prevent this happening?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Yes nauseous. I can wake up feeling like this.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am 66 and have been taking hormone replacement pills since I was in my late 40's. I stopped them for about 6 months but had to go back on them as I felt awful

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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago
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This is Dr. John and I will be helping you today.

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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

I do have a few more questions to ask, is that ok?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Email only please
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Online only I meant
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

thank you for the response. sorry to hear that you are not feeling well.

  1. How long have you felt like this?
  2. Is the sensation getting worse since it started, or has it stayed about the same?
  3. Have you seen your doctor for this problem yet?
  4. What is your biggest concern about your symptoms?
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
1. 2 years
2. Feeling not gett No worse but occurring more often
3. Yes. Had MRI scan for brain tumour which I don't have. No solution as yet
4. The debilitating affect its having on my life. Losing days at a time as I have to lie down
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I used to be on hormonan tablets for HRT but they are no longer available and my doctor changed my tablets to elleste solo 1mg tablets. I am on these twice a week.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
This change in tables was Over 2 years ago.
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

thank you for those answers. Its reassuring that you have had a normal MRI of the head.

Have you seen a neurologist or other specialist for this issue, or only your regular physician?
Has your blood pressure been normal as well in the past two years sine your symptoms started?
Have you had any blood work done in the past 6 months?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Blood pressure normal. It was the neurolgist that organised the MRI scan
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

And have they done any heart tests on you as well?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They thought I had a slow heart rate but it was actually the opposite. But no cause for alarm there
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

Have you seen a cardiologist as well?
And what type of heart tests did they do?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I had a heart monitor for a week. I saw the cardiologist
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Everything was ok
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

Good, I wanted to make sure they had done the holter monitor (one week heart teat). an EKG does not always catch problems with irregular rhythms.

Is there any dizziness or vertigo with the symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Constantly. My head just swims
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

And have you seen a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

That would be my recommendation since you have already seen the neurologist and had a cardiac workup. Your symptoms may be due to a problem in the inner ear and a ENT specialist would be able to diagnose and direct proper treatment for you.

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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok thank you.
Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

youre welcome, and let us know in the future if you have any other questions.

-Doc John

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Health Professional: Doctor John MD, Doctor (MD) replied 8 months ago

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