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Fuzzy headedness

In 1989 I suffered a bout of glandular fever (infectious mononucleosis), and during that time, one of the principal symptoms was a near constant feeling of fuzzy headedness (that's the nearest description I can give), in which I would get a combination of a "painless throb" behind my eyes, and especially noticeable when I moved my eyes. I've also had the same feeling with various fevers and other infections..

Now ever since then, I have at times had this feeling even when I've been perfectly well, although never quite as badly as with the infection itself. I had a noticeable bout with it in January 2003, and again now ~ even though I feel perfectly well otherwise, with no high temperature. In fact my current temperature is 97.1F.

I've never yet seen any reference in any medical book or on the internet, to this sensation, yet it must be common. What causes this sensation and is there a medical name for it ?

Thanks for your time.  

    
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Difficult to say without evaluation.

Migraines and other neurological conditions can lead to the symptoms.  Imaging the brain with a CT scan or MRI can be considered to further evaluate this.

Rheumatologic disorders are also possible, and can be evaluated with a sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein (to evaluate for inflammation) as well as an ANA level (to exclude lupus).

Appropriate referrals to a neurologist or rheumatologist can be considered to discuss these options.

These options can be discussed with your personal physician.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
www.kevinmd.com
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Thanks, but is there a name for this condition ?
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