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Forum Name: Headaches

Question: Headache ,ringing ears tingling scalp


 ccryder38 - Sat May 16, 2009 7:09 pm

I have been experiencing a terrible headache that seems to radiate from the base of my skull towards my forehead ,neck seems sore and pops a little when tilted backwards also have a loud ringing in my left ear ,tingling scalp , low grade fever and a strange almost dizzy feeling .It has been almost constant for about six weeks now .Went to local Dr. and saw the PA she ordered blood work all normal except colesteral high 239 .She thinks sinus infection and perscribed amoxalcillian and lortab for pain.I really don't think sinus infection is correct .No drainage or stuffieness . But I am following persciption for 10 days and see been 4 with no change . Any one have any suggestions I am really concerned as I'm the only pay check with a wife a 2 children....thanks ...CCR
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:19 am

User avatar Hello,From the history and clinical features the nearest diagnosis would be a TMJ problem other wise known as temporomandibular joint syndrome.This is due to the overactivity of the jaw,usually on one side.This also affects the inner ear leading to tinnitus or ringing on that side of ear associated with headache and back pain.While there are other diseases like acoustic neuromas which can produce symptoms similar and need to be ruled out.Treatment is generally done by an oral surgeon in training the muscles to loosen.Analgesic do help in control of pain.Bestwishes.

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