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Headache, nerve twitching, dizziness, numbness, hearing problem. Is there any relation?

I ve been having headaches nearly every day for over a year now, and lately I ve been having muscle/nerve twitches and dizziness, like the room is spinning, and I have to sit down for a few minutes until it stops. Then, about four days ago, my right shin went numb and it hasn t returned to normal again. My hearing has also been very weird lately, and I ve been hearing ringing in one ear occasionally, which only lasts for a few seconds. Can these things all be related somehow?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Headaches and dizziness can be a part of migraine, in fact, that is the commonest cause.

However, in view of your recent symptoms such as tinnitus (ringing in one year) and shin going numb, we need to exclude any pathology at cerebello-pontine ange, in the region of hearing or balancing nerve (vestibulo-cochlear nerve) of brain. An MRI scan of brain may be advisable.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

You have not stated your age, gender, personal habits, family history or co-morbidities
You need a brain scan
Neurologic and ENT assessment are both necessary for evaluation of the role of ear and brain.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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