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Intermittent pricking sensation in head, changes spot frequently, giddiness, headache. Reason? Vasograin can be taken?

Hello doctor, I am 63 years old retired Railway employee at Mysore. For the past one month I am having intermittent pricking sensation in the head and forehead and of late for the past three to four days a sort of giddiness . Headache is tolerable but I dont know whether it is Migraine what people say.The pricking spot changes frequently from forehead to back of the ears and around the head. Can I take Vasograin or anyother tablets for the time being. What could be the reason for this symptom. With regards, K.pOOVENDRAN. My Email Id is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Thanks for posting the question in HCM
Let me tell you that headache/heaviness can be due to various reasons like migraine, brain tumor, brain infections, problems in the blood vessel of the brain etc. Further, the cause and evaluation is age dependent. One condition that need to be excluded in old age is temporal arteritis. This can be done by doing simple blood tests like ESR. In temporal arteritis the ESR will be very high. If it so you will benefit with steroid rather than antimigraine medicines. The set of symptoms that you have is giddiness and this can be due to heart problem, neurological problem or even low hemoglobin. Hence in view of your age you should certainly meet a neurologist who will determine if you need a brain scan and other investigations as i discussed rather than simple assumptions based upon the symptoms. Vasograin may be harmful in old age too.
I hope that this clarifies
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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