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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   Hello
User :   How can I help you?
User :   I have concerns about an issue I been going through
User :   Yes go ahead
User :   This passed months I been feeling a twitch feeling on the right side of my head above my ear.
User :   It twitch for about 10 to 15min then it turn into a very bad headache
User :   Does it hurt in front of the ear while chewing or talking?
User :   no. but to while it twitch its feel like it going toward my ear then comes back up to the right temple
User :   Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height & Weight
User :   37, female, XXX, XXX single, 5'2, 119
User :   Since when do you have the current problem?
User :   It started last summer in the month of August. at one time I was working to jobs but now I'm working one. I thought that was cause of the pains at that time
User :   Do you have any associated problems along with it?
User :   I do have sinus problem
User :   Have you taken/taking any medicines or had any consultation with a Doctor?
User :   otc medicine.but i have a appointment with neurologist
User :   next friday
User :   Is it restricted to right side only?
User :   yes
User :   Is the twitches always followed by headaches?
User :   after the twitch feeling stop, the headache come on the right side of my head and then moves to the top
User :   yes it does followed by headaches
User :   Is that something very serious to worry about?
User :   Is that a sign possibly of a stroke or anserymn?
User :   No, the twitch could be an XXXXXXXX for the Migraine that follows
User :   What is an Aura?
User :   AAAAAAA is a term given to a group of symptoms that flare up a few minutes to seconds
User :   before the onset of the Migraine
User :   The twitch might also be due to a Muscle twitch
User :   which may not be connected to the headache
User :   Is that serious tho?
User :   but since you told that the headache always follows the twitch, I suspect the twitch to be an AAAAAAA
User :   rather than serious, you can call it a
User :   helpful alarm,
User :   Is there medication that can be taken for that to stop?
User :   the onset of which must put you on alert & you can immediately take headache prevention measures
User :   Ok. is that twitch causes by stress?
User :   I asked because I never had that feeling before
User :   You have to consult a neurologist & confirm that this is the same as what I have told you
User :   then only can one safely take medications
User :   until then you can take
User :   OTC pain killers
User :   So, it doesn't like it can be a different condition?
User :   Aspirin or Paracetamol
User :   Correction It doesn't seen like it a different condition?
User :   Other conditions would be the innumerable causes for headache
User :   for which you need a thorough investigation
User :   But XXXXXXXX is more of my problem so far
User :   Do you have history of Allergies/ Diabetes/ High Blood pressure/ Thyroid/ Heart disease/Asthma/ paralysis /Breathing problems.
User :   Allergies only
User :   OK
User :   So you are more troubled by the
User :   twitches, rather than the headache is iit>?
User :   I have more concerns about twitches
User :   the headache too. but more of the twitch because the feeling makes me nervous
User :   Are these twitches restricted only to an area above the ear? How big is this area?
User :   Does it spread to other parts?
User :   yes.... but the area it happens is on the right side
User :   How big is this area?
User :   not big.. just a little from my eye directly above my ear
User :   Does it spread to other parts?
User :   no
User :   How often do you get it?
User :   Is it daily?
User :   How many times a day?
User :   One time every week. I had Saturday night and I had last night
User :   once a day
User :   no its not daily
User :   It twitch for about 10 to 15min?How long does headache last? Does it relieve automatically or you have to take
User :   My time is almost up
User :   medicines?
User :   no releive as fast
User :   It looks more like a Migraine
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