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Old 09-21-2009, 08:24 AM   #1
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Severe Headache/Burning at the base of my skull that wont go away

For the past couple days ive been dealing with a severe headache/ burning at the base of my head/skull. It started friday night when I was trying to go to sleep. I took advil to try to alieve the pain but it wouldn't go away. I finally fell asleep and woke up with the headache multiple times in the middle of the night. I went to the store and bought Excedrin for tension headaches but that doesn't seem to be helping me either. When I woke up this morning I felt completely worse, Im very dizzy, light headed and very tired. And I keep getting this burning on the back of my head. Im very confused with what is going on with me. Ive never had this type of headache and didn't know if anyone could help me out with it..

Another day has passed and I still have this burning/ numbing feeling in the back of my head, When i took a shower this morning it was sensitive to the touch.. I got out of the shower and felt very week and shakey and felt like i was going to vomit, And now starting to feel pressure behind my eyes.. I called my local physician and they are booked for the day I dont know what to do...

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Old 10-02-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
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Re: Severe Headache/Burning at the base of my skull that wont go away

Did you find out what this was? I has had similar symptoms.

Old 10-05-2009, 07:06 AM   #3
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Re: Severe Headache/Burning at the base of my skull that wont go away

hi there i have had burning sensation at the back of my head too,noticed it last weekend and had it this weekend on and off,its not constant but yes your right its worrying,i spoke to my doctor this morning she said its related to my anxiety i have been quite bad over the last month,she said if it was anything to worry about she would of seen me today or 2moz,just call in at your doctors and let them take a look at you what harm can it do.

Old 12-06-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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Re: Severe Headache/Burning at the base of my skull that wont go away

I've had pretty much the same thing for seven years. Not fun. All Dr.s say it's migraine but can't explain why it's 24/7. so another words, they have no clue. MRI's are clear. No idea. Hope you have better luck than me getting answers. It has changed my life...I don't leave the house much except to work. And even that's hard to do. I think it has something to do with nerves. Going to a new Dr. this Wed. so hopefully I'll get some help as well. Just don't give up trying and don't let them put you on all kinds of meds. My Dr.s have had me on everything under the sun and all they do is make me a zombie!! Good luck!! Let me know if you get any answers and I'll do the same.

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Re: Severe Headache/Burning at the base of my skull that wont go away

hi abs, just wondering here what was actually MRIed on you? just the brain or the whole brain and the c spine too? were you merely 'told' everything was fine/clear or do you have your very own copy of that MRI report that YOU can read thru yourself? the reason i am asking is whatever is actually found upon the MRI then placed in that summary at the very end where the rad will place any 'hard findings" and what YOUR particular doc is even knowledgable about per the findings,well that unfortunely will be the 'opinion' of the doc who is really clueless about YOUR particular problem or issues that do show up? it is sad but what we get 'told' by even specialists about a particular finding is ONLY really dependant upon 'their own level of knowledge and or experience with THAT type of finding. i did find this one out the hard way myself with my 'rare' problem in my cord where two seperate knowledgable NSs actually gave me two totally seperate types of opinipons. i did not really find out what this actually ment for me til i managed to get to the one and only neurossurgeon who simply had over 30 years of experience in treating what i had. thats when i REALLY found out the actual truth about MY 'finding".

just always make darn certain to always obtain your very own copies of any and all testing ever done on you. you just really DO need to read thru this stuff yourself since the docs don;t even bother telling us about what are very important findings either. sick, but unfortuently very true. do you actually have your own copy of that MRI? if not get one from either the ordering doc or even quicker would be to just go to that facility where you had the MRI done and ask them for your own copy. you just fill out a release of info sheet and they will run you off a copy. i do this ALLL the time with my 17 seperate MRIs i have had to have done on various areas. you just need to read thru this yourself to know for certain that there were no real findings that could explain your symptoms but the doc didn't know it? i mean 'something' is creating this for you so something IS impacting something, ya know what i mean? and it can in some cases be stemming from that c spine area and not the brain at all. Marcia
3-22-01,herniated C-6-7
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