Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
1338940 tn?1276202069

Need help with Headaches...

I am a 35 yr old male have had headaches and facial numbness as well as a ticking sensation since November 2009. I have seen GP physician and Nueroliogist, Have had 2 MRI's with contrast both showing 6 tiny areas of bright signal. Headaches are consistant also have had 2 Spinal Taps since March, 2010 and both have come back with negative results for oligoclonal band. The last one which was done last week thursday has come back with high levels of protien in the CFS.  Can anyone help me with figuring anything out.
7 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
875426 tn?1325528416
I've had tingling sensations in my head before and I had a neurologist who explained to me that they were muscle spasms.  You might find this thread of interest:
http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Multiple-Sclerosis/what-does-elevated-CSF-protein-mean/show/347520
See PM for more info.
Helpful - 0
1338940 tn?1276202069
I don't think it is this the numbness does not only come and go it is a constant tingling and i just gets worse through the day. The Headaches never go they also just get worse throughout the day as well. It also today feels like my whole body is warm and tingly and muscles are tight also pain in left leg now as well not shooting or accute just dull and constant.

Helpful - 0
1093617 tn?1279302002
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi, Thank you for your question. This may be Trigeminal neuralgia as you have typical one sided facial pain extending to temple (head) and eye( ophthalmic branch of trigeminal nerve may be involved) and sore gums of the teeth of same side (maxillary branch of 5th nerve). Trigeminal neuralgia may have a triggering factor like recent history of tooth extraction, touch, cold breeze or hot sensation etc. which you need to evaluate and avoid. Drug of choice for trigeminal neuralgia is carbamazepine but as the dose may vary according to severity therefore I would advice an oral medicine specialist consultation or at least a physician to confirm this diagnosis and get you treated accordingly. Take care.

Helpful - 0
1338940 tn?1276202069
No he said he is very sorry that at this time he cannot give me a diagnosis. I see him again on Wed next week, I have never seent a copy of either report I am just going by what he says. He told me the elevated protien was not that elevated. SO for the spinal menigitis I am not sure I don't remeber a fever and these symptoms have been going on for so long it is very frustrating.
Helpful - 0
875426 tn?1325528416
So he told you his opinion of what he thought it was not.  Did he give you any info on what he felt the explanation was for your MRI results and your symptoms?  Did you get a copy of the MRI report and the disc of the pics to take to a second opinon doctor?  If you have a copy of the report, it should tell you what part(s) of the brain the bright signals are located.
Do you feel you could not possibly have spinal meningitis, even with the elevated protein in your spinal tap?
Helpful - 0
1338940 tn?1276202069
I did get your private message, I have not had a caotid ultrasound. He has not said anything about TMJ. He has only told me that there are 6 spots of bright signal and that the die contrast used in the MRI did not go to the spots. He has said that it is not MS but also offered to me the option of getting a second opion.
Helpful - 0
875426 tn?1325528416
Did you get my private message about the high protein in the CFS?  Have you gotten a carotid ultrasound?  Have they ruled out TMJ disorder?  Where are the bright signal located in your head?  Have you asked your neurologist what the possible implications of those results are?
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Neurology Community

Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1483808356
ON
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease