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I have had a headache on the left side for near a week. Not

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Hello I have had a headache on the left side for near a week. Not much pain relief with Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin. I never get headaches. Woke up this morning with a large welt on my forehead.
JA: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?
Customer: It is has been constant. Never really goes away.
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JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have gone to my Dr earlier this week. She has given me an antibiotic thought it might be sinus. The headache is really at top of my head behind my eye and occasionally ear and neck pain on the left side of my head
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

What is your age and gender?

Do you have nausea, dizziness, vision issues?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I also feel like I have lost my balance at times.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I am a 60 year old female
Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

Your symptoms can be due to;

1) Giant cell arteritis also called temporal arteritis.

2) Brain aneurysm.

3) Mini stroke.

4) High blood pressure.

You need an urgent evaluation at emergency room.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thank you. I know I do not have high blood pressure, just had that checked, I do have diabetes. Found that out this past Feb.
Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

You are most welcome.

Get an MRI or CT scan as you are at risk of mini stroke of stroke.

So visiting ER is necessary.

It is privilege assisting you.

Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

Diabetes is a risk factor for affection of the small arteries of body including brain.

It is privilege assisting you.

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Expert:  drphophalia replied 2 months ago.

Hope you are doing good and headache is diagnosed and resolved.