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Suffering from migraines, pain in the ear. Pain in the arms upon exposure to cold air. Are these related?

Hi i am 45 yr old female suffering with migraine from the last 25 years and sinus headaches from last 8 years. I suffer with earache if i sit in cold or airconditioned room or a car. My earaches lead to headaches n headaches lead to earaches. From the last one year my forearms have become very sensitive to air. Even in summers i need to keep my ars covered otherwise i get pain in them. My earaches started in 2004 in canada as the wind was very chilly at that tim e. Kindle tell me r these pains interrelated n what is the solution.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
you are 43/F, a known patient of migraine for 25 yrs. You get ear ache in AC atmosphere which leads to headache which leads to ear pain (vice versa). Your ear ache started in the year 2004 while you were in Canda where a chilly wind persists, now for the last 1 yr your fore arms are sensitive to atmospheric air, and painful when the fore arms are not covered even in summer.
Point no.1) Your ear pain is not related to migraine because migraine pains are unilateral either one side of head and usually it is confined with only head.
Point no. 2) as you said you get ear pain while you are in the cold atmospheric air. This due to the sudden change or persistent stay in the cold climate producing injury to the ear drum.
Finally if you are weak keeping your body covered give some relief overall. but the pain when not covered means - you need investigation for BP,Sugar, ECG etc., to rule out so many cause. If there is any problem in the investigations treat it accordingly. some time frequent change of position may give some relief of pain. otherwise the type of pain you feel will give some clue
Best wishes
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Payman Hajiazim's  Response
Hi there, thanks for asking. As you mentioned it could be related to your migraine. Sometimes, when a migraine is accompanied with some neurologic signs (like radiating to the forearm) in other parts of the body, they should be investigated by the doctor to see what could be related. However, in many of the cases, there is no specific point after the investigations. Usually migraine is triggered by cold weather as well. I wish you a good health.
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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