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Headache and tingling down arm to finger

I am unsure as to what to do about my headaches. I have had regular headaches for the past 3 years, and now they are getting worse at night. I can't sleep because of the pain; it is usually at the bottom crown of my head. Now I am experiencing a tingling sensation down the left side of my arm to my pinky finger. When I had heath insurance for a few months a couple years ago, I was given migraine medicine that did nothing. I do not have health insurance now, what should I do?
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Hi, Thank you for your question. For persistent headaches & numbness symptoms, possibilities like migrainous, cluster, tension and refractive errors that need to be evaluated thoroughly with the help of a neurologist here. Migraine like headache can be throbbing, one sided of face & head and preceded by aura (starts with blurred vision). Cluster headache may appear as burning, explosive in nature and tear appears from eyes. Tension headache originates with stress and anxiety disorder. Please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away who will evaluate the further underlying disorders by clinically examine you & ordering MRI or CT scan here that may be the main reasons of your headache attacks & other symptoms and can provide you an appropriate treatment. Hope this information proves helpful to you. Take Care & Regards!!!
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HI..the tingling to the left pinky is what makes me feel this may not be just a migraine.

Not sure what u can do insurance wise, but u should be seen and I would have an echo done to check ur heart ( left hand involvement and all) and also have a MRI of the cervical spine...could be a herniated disk causing both.

Good luck
"selma"
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I know it has been 6 months since your post...are you ok now?
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I wish I could say I am better! After seeing a Neroulogist, he has confirmed that it is not a migrane (migraine), and my MRI came clean. In october, I had an episode where I was rushed to the ER in excruciating pain, had all the symptoms of spinal menijitis, but a spinal tap came clean. I have chest pain now, that makes my arms tingle, along with the headaches. With a neurologist stupmed, I don't know what to do now. :( Any suggestions?
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I am so sorry to hear that. I am not feeling the greatest too. I was so freakin healthy prior to October...running 3-4 miles, biking, etc....then I've had a headache everyday with right ear pains, sometimes ringing in left ear, now tingling legs and sometimes hands, numbness on bridge of the nose. My bloodwork is super clean....waiting for a referral to a Neurologist.

At least your MRI is clean...that's a big thing. Have they mentioned MS or Fibromyalgia? What about a second opinion? I also had some chest pain...on the right side away from my heart. What is your medical history?

My quality of life *****...all I do is think about those days when I was happy and healthy. I really hope things get better for you. Please keep me updated.
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i have headaches everyday but some days are more severe then others and it gets really bad i also have a pulsating in my left ear 24/7 it never goes away been there for well over 2 yrs now also a stabbing pain behind my L. eye i have been seeing a neuro and when the pulsating started they finally done scans and found something i had surgery in feb. 09  i never seen the dr b4 or after surgery only residents and one resident said it was an oily substance that appeared to be blood and the body had reabsorbed part of it but not all of it they was supossed to do testing on it and i never heard anything else about it other than what they sent to my reg. dr i was supossed to go back in 6 mo to a yr and be checked again by the surgen the surgery didnt help with the eye pain or pulsating i still had headaches the only thing it helped with was the severe pressure headaches in may of 09 they came back i had a really bad episode where i had a severe headache and collapsed was takin to hospital by squad i had more scans done that showed something had came back but no explanation to what it was or y it came back the surgen was notified and i got the brush off that everything went fine with my surgery and it had nothing to do with my surgery and the surgen went from wanting me to come back to have a recheck to now saying he didnt need to see me anymore .....recently i started with severe headaches with tingling down my left arm they are planning an mri on the 26th i hope to find out answers if u find out whats causeing your headaches and tingling please let me know i wanna get some relief and ill do the same if i get an answer to the headache and tingling arm ill let u know so u can look into it for you..they used to say migraines i have been on almost every med out there with no relief finally i seen a headache specialist who said no they r not migraines now they r trying to trat me for migraines again ... the surgery i had i wouldnt wish on my worst enemy and dont plan on going through it again anytime soon... i also get tingling in my legs arms and scalp but this usually goes away with in a few hrs one day it lasted through out the day but this time my arm has been tingling for a week..hope u feel better soon        mommyp7
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