I am a teenager.
A couple weeks ago I was diagnosed with mild asthma. I was also sick at the time with the flu and maybe a sinus infection. The medicines I had to take were; Singulair, Flovent, and Prednisone. The first time I took those I had my feet and body became very achy in school. Upon looking it up, it is a side effect with one of those medicines.
Last week, at night, my ears started to burn very bad. My mom looked at them and saw that they had turned bright red. They called the doctor and asked if that was a side-effect but they said no. The next day I felt all this pressure and tightness in my head and discomfort at the base of my skull near my neck, but not as bad as what I am getting now. As each day passed, it got worse and worse. The pressure moved to the top of my head and at times I would feel a small needle like pain. My parents decided to take me off singulair and flovent thinking this may be the cause, but the pharmacists says that these symptoms shouldn't be side effects of the medicines. I recently just started taking my flovent again but not the singulair.
Every day I have this constant pressure and in my neck right at the base of my skull and it NEVER goes away!
It has gotten a lot worse than it was last week. It feels like theres something in my neck that is not right or out of place that is causing this. When I tilt my head back, it just doesn't feel right. Sometimes it is hard to keep my head up because it is so discomforting.
Some days the pressure from my neck goes up to my head and stays there the whole day making me feel very very bad
Yesterday I felt very very slightly light-headed at some points.
While browsing through this message board, I've come upon stuff like "Bulging Discs" or something wrong with the discs in the neck area. Could this be a possibility? Others say stuff about being stressed out and stuff but I know that can't be it.
Can someone please help?