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Forum Name: Head and Neck Cancer

Question: Dizziness, nausea, headaches, pain in neck and shoulders

 mkw222 - Wed May 04, 2005 12:23 am

For the past 4-5 days I have been feeling really bad. I have been dizzy and nauseous and I even threw up once. I always get really bad headaches and I usually blame it on my TMJ, although I am not sure if that's the cause or not. My neck is sore and shoulders are sore as well. It's the back of my neck, not the front. I haven't been running any fever and I don't hurt anywhere else. I haven't been to the doctor because I do not have medical insurance and can't afford to go unless I absolutely have to. I know that you cannot diagnose me over the computer but can you give me an idea of different things that this could be? I am really desperate here! Thank you so so much.
 mkw222 - Tue May 10, 2005 5:40 am

The pain got worse and it spread to the right side of my chest, under my right arm, and all the way around to my back. What's wierd is that it didn't hurt all the time. Most of the time it would start when I laid down. This went on for a couple of days and by Saturday night I was hurting so bad that I had no choice but to go to the emergency room. Of course, they ended up admitting me and doing surgery. I had many many many Gall Stones!!! On the sonogram it was really bad. My gall bladder was full of stones. And now I am home from the hospital and am in pain from the surgery and from the urinary tract infection I got at the hospital. Yeah, sucks huh? Anyway, I am relieved that it was something that could be fixed. Why do we even have gall bladders anyway? We can live with them or without them. :)

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