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Having pain on back side of head, fluctuating BP, swelling on left face. Test normal. Reason?

I have been suffering from an undiagnosed problem for the last nine years. It started in May 2004 after an attack of cold . Thereafter I used to get regularly pain at the back side of the head and inability to do anything. The BP used to fluctuate rapidly for about a week. Thereafter it has stabilised at 120/90. The problem is that frequently the left side of the face gets swollen and I have difficulty in opening the left eye. When I forcibly keep it open it results in terrible pain. The episodes usually start early in the morning without any warning and may continue for a few hours to a few days. At times, there is no sign of such a problem at a stretch max for a month. All tests relating to the eye, MRI of the head, sinus scan, etc. have been done but nothing came out of it. At present, I am down with an episode for the past one week with no sign of respite. I feel a deep blockage somewhere deep inside the left ear.I sleep for hours together when the episode is on. The last recorded BP was 160/100.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Diabetologist 's  Response

This may be Bells palsy of the facial nerve caused by recurrent Herpes infection.

The infection caused edema of the facial nerve which creates left sided pain, swelling and weakness.

You may try Acyclovir in consultation will your doctor.
Answered: Wed, 3 Jul 2013
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