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Suggest treatment for severe headache

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: Hello doctor my mother aged 65 years having severe head ache last 1week. Pain is more on left side of back head (below ear) and till neck .CT scan was done but no concerns found .she has rheumatic arthritis and under treatment

She is having shooting pain and continuous as well
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (37 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Pain seems to be neuralgic.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your mother's symptoms. Her headache and pain seem to be neuralgic in origin, and neuropathic pain medications would help.

She can be started on pregabalin capsules.

Normal CT scan of brain is a good news and it rules out any serious brain disease.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar (7 hours later)
Thanks Dr now pain is extended to nose as well . Looks extreme pain .
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Start pregabalin capsules.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for getting back.

Please start pregabalin capsules.
If pain persists despite that, please get her checked up by the doctor once again.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Pain seems to be neuralgic. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your mother's symptoms. Her headache and pain seem to be neuralgic in origin, and neuropathic pain medications would help. She can be started on pregabalin capsules. Normal CT scan of brain is a good news and it rules out any serious brain disease. I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information. Wishing you good health, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Click on this link to ask me a DIRECT QUERY: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My BLOG: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.in