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had a sinus infection now stiff neck

Two weeks ago I have a severe sinus infection, the doctor prescribed some azithromycin, prednisone, and hydrocodone cough syrup, I only took the cough syrup twice, it was too strong and made me hallucinate. However, I now have a stiff neck that is extremely painful at times.  It wakes me up in the middle of the night and I can't continue to stay in bed. Yet, when I get up and sit in the chair I am exhausted.  The stiffness and pain is on the right side of my neck and head.  When I cough it hurts worse.  I thought it was a muscle and purchased some bengay; however that did no good.  I've tried a heating pad, and pain relievers, yet the pain does not slow down or stop.

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My vote is to head for an emergency room for an evaluation. While the problem may be insignificant and self-limiting this presentation may also be associated with a life-threatening problem. You require an in-person evaluation by an M.D.
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Thanks, I think I will, because I am still experiencing the pain
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Did the ER help you?  I hope so.
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