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Headache and hot flushes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Pulsing headache on and off. Hot flashes on left side
User :   I went to Neurologist
Doctor :   Hi
User :   He did tests and told me that I don't have anything to worry about
User :   Hello sir
Doctor :   May I know your age, gender & occupation?
User :   31/m/IT Project Manager
User :   I spend a lot of time in fornt of a computer
Doctor :   Do you get Hot Flushes or Hot flashes?
User :   can you tell me the exact difference please?
Doctor :   Flashes seen by the eye
Doctor :   Flushes - warmth
User :   I feel warmth on left side of my body starting from the head
User :   mostly on my left side of the face
User :   I actually started having some pain in lower back of my head two weeks wasn't constant but it would come and a pulse
User :   I didn't have any warmth then
User :   I then went to a Neurologist on Monday this week
Doctor :   OK
User :   He did a few tests and told me that it's not I am thinking (tumor) and I need not to panic
User :   Since Monday I would say I am having this stange warm feelings on my left side
User :   Doctor prescribed to me Naproxen and Co Q10
Doctor :   Which side do you get headache?
User :   left
User :   back of my head
User :   it's not severe...but it gets my attention
User :   also, it's not constant
User :   I think I get that pulse pain when I move my eyes
User :   At this point, the pain is mostly gone
User :   just the hot feeling
Doctor :   Did the doc call it a Migraine?>
User :   yeah he said that it is mostly a migrane
User :   he also said that for my peace of mind I would get an MRI and visit him back in two weeks
Doctor :   Did he call it cluster headache?
User :   my question is; does the migrane last this long? And isn't migrane severe? Mine is not severe
User :   no he didn't say.
Doctor :   There are innumerable types of Migraine
Doctor :   It usually is chronic
User :   Could this be a pinched nerve?
Doctor :   NO
User :   Ok sorry I am back
User :   had to recharge
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ok, I am just really nervious...not sure why I am keep getting this hot feeling in my left side
Doctor :   Pinched nerve will cause paralysis
User :   ok
User :   I feel like my left ear is warm
Doctor :   It is part of your migraine'
User :   and the hot feeling is also felt on my left face
User :   I thin I've had the same kind of pulsing pain on left back of my head about 4 years ago
User :   it last for about a night or so and went away
User :   Doctor, can you tell me what the symptoms can be for a tumor??
Doctor :   The symptoms are different in different people, headache, paralysis, blurring of vision,
Doctor :   loss of weight
Doctor :   anorexia
Doctor :   Psychiatric symptoms
Doctor :   defective senses
User :   ok
Doctor :   A huge list
Doctor :   The hot flushes that you get is mostly seen associated with
Doctor :   Migraine, some times
Doctor :   it also comes as an Aura- a precursor to the headache
User :   Ok. for me, it lasts almost all day! I just don't know what to think.
User :   never had this feeling before
Doctor :   Yes migraines can last for minutes, hours or days
User :   ok
Doctor :   It can have its onset in teens, twenties or thirties or still later
User :   Thanks doctor...I guess I will just wait until my MRI is done and go back to the Neurologist
Doctor :   A doctor cant do much without his tools
Doctor :   the investigations
User :   my medicine may have anything to do with hot flushes? It started about the same time I started taking Naproxen.
User :   that's true
User :   just last question doctor
User :   I read on the internet that men may also experience hot-flash-like symptoms due to Tumor of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland
Doctor :   Sorry, am not very sure,
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