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Old 01-21-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Head pressure/ache, pain in ears and flashing lights

I've posted here a few times about my symptoms, so I'm going with what I KNOW is wrong and hopefully get some suggestions on where to go next

After I had my daughter in Feb. 10' I started having this odd full feeling in my abdomen, as well as odd bowel movements. It's happened on and off since then. Secondly, I started getting head pressure in about Sept. of 10'. At first, it was just pressure, then it turned to pain and daily headaches for about a month! I then noticed random flashes of light in my vision.

I was diagnosed with a swollen spleen, but all of my blood work looks completely normal. The only thing my doc. noted was my lymphocites(sp?) looked a little high, which could indicate some kind of viral infection, but wasn't too concerned. I have an appt with a hematologist this coming Monday just to rule anything else out.

For the past few days I've been mild head pressure in my forehead and temples as well as pressure in ears, and ringing in ears, flashing lights and blobs (not floaters) in vision. I'm so concerned, I wonder about my future and if I have a tumor. I feel like my doctor is so sick of me I'm afraid to make another appt. about my headaches and pressure. It feels like a sinus infection but the random flashes of light scares me to death and the ear pain is so intense sometimes. I know I can't diagnose myself, but I feel like it's a tumor (does that make sense?) I guess I've told myself that over and over, I'm believing it now. Any advice?

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Re: Head pressure/ache, pain in ears and flashing lights

Believe it or not, those are ALL common symptoms of migraine--the upset stomach, the visual disturbances and the headaches. Has the doctor ever suggested that? Did you ever check if migraine medicines help? That would be the simplest answer.

Now, it might not be migraine, in which case you need to figure out what's going on here. Has your doctor ever talked about sending you to a neurologist?

Old 01-22-2011, 05:49 AM   #3
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Re: Head pressure/ache, pain in ears and flashing lights

No, to be honest, they really didn't seem concerned about it. It seems like my symptoms happen interchangeably. Some days I'll feel my swollen spleen *if that makes sense* then some days I'll have the head pressure/pain. I've been having pressure for days now, it feels like I'm fixing to have a headache that just never develops into a full headache. Also, almost every morning I wake up with a very stuffy nose, accompanied with a mild aching in my forehead/nasal area. I also get a ton of drainage regularly, which has gone on for months now. I don't know if it could be a viral thing, but the seeing flashing lights and random blobs is what has me mostly concerned. I want to go back to my doctor, but I'm afraid she's sick of me coming in, ya know? I've been in her office twice in less than a month. I have an appt. with an eye doc. in early February, but I'm afraid its not going to yield any results. I've thought that it could possibly be a migraine, I used to get them as a kid, they were so bad I would vomit, but they didn't happen a lot, maybe 2-3 every 6 months, but I definitely had them. These don't feel that intense. Another thing is I don't see the moving/flashing lights until I'm looking at something bright, which made me think it could possibly be entopic phenomenon, but I do see a random flash occasionally in regular lighting.

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