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Should I Go Back To The ER And Request An MRI?


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Old 01-24-2014, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hello All,

I am visiting my mom in Virginia (I am from California). About 2 days ago I developed a severe headache, worse than I have ever had before. The headache was also accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light, light headedness, and confusion.

I went to the ER two nights ago and they did a CAT scan which came up negative. They gave me some headache medicine which helped and some benadryl for the nausea and sent me home after about 2 hours.

This morning the headache is back and the confusion is much worse. So much so that I am actually scared. I have never felt this way before. I feel like I am walking in a dream state and my head is spinning. The pain is coming from above my left eye and it's causing my vision to be impaired.

Should I go back to the ER and ask them to do additional tests? Specifically, I was thinking an MRI but I know there are other tests they can do. What do you think the odds are they would do an MRI if I showed up at the ER and "demanded" one?

Thank you.

Jan Tacci

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Old 03-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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Re: Should I Go Back To The ER And Request An MRI?

Maybe they should do a lumbar puncture. Your symptoms describe meningitis. Although it could be a migraine, but migraines usually don't cause confusion.

 
Old 03-07-2014, 06:37 PM   #3
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Re: Should I Go Back To The ER And Request An MRI?

Hi does it hurt when you put your chin to your chest? I know that is one test they do to check for menigitis. I would go ba ck and get them to do something snd get copies of those test on cd for when you go home and see your own dr. Cathy

 
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