1111519 tn?1270054088

Symptoms going on way too long!

My symptoms started in October.  I have had a headache, dizzy spells, tingling sensation and lumps on the back of my neck.  More recently my elbow has started to hurt and my knees are hurting more than usual.  I went to emergency back in October and they did a CT and spinal tap and they came back normal.  They sent me to an emergency neurologist who thought it was a migraine gone bad and gave me a prescription for it.  The headache didn't go away and the lumps are still there so my GP contacted him to see if he could get me in for an MRI and he said it wasn't warranted.  So I ended up paying for my own MRI scan of my head and neck.  The head scan came back fine, but the neck report said "borderline bulky lymph nodes are suspected along the anterior cervical chain superiorly on both sides and there are posterior cervical lymph nodes visible on both sides, left greater than right."  My GP is now sending me for an abdominal ultrasound on the 5th of March.  I'm just wondering if my symptoms are being treated seriously enough and I would like another opinion.  My doctor hasn't said what she thinks it is, but she was asking how my husband's non-hodgkins lymphoma presented itself which leads me to believe that is suspected.  I would like another opinion please!
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875426 tn?1325528416
Please see my PM about swollen lymph nodes.  Have you had any testing for inflammation markers, like ESR?  Tingling can be potentially muscle spasms if it's in your head- at least that's what a neurologist told me my tingling sensations were when I told him about ones I was experiencing there.   It's a shame the neurologist felt an MRI wasn't warranted given your symptoms!   Any new kind of headache that is severe I believe warrants a brain scan.

You say you've been feeling dizzy- perhaps compression of spinal cord, vestibular problem (consult an ear, nose & throat specialist), or circulatory issue, where not enought oxygen is getting to your brain.  Have you had your iron and ferritin tested lately as well as a CBC?  How are your orthostatic blood pressures, if dizziness is worse with standing?
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351246 tn?1379682132
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Neck lymph nodes can be the result of tonsillitis, pharyngitis (infection of upper throat), infection in mouth, caries in tooth, internal ear infection, outer ear infection, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, breast cancer, fungal infection, other cancers like lymphoma etc. If you had flu like symptoms initially then it could be due to infectious mononucleosis too.  It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. The enumerated the possibilities can be investigated or ruled out one by one by your physician and dentist.
The tingling in neck and dizziness can be due to the nodes. It can also be due to cervical spinal nerve compression. Chances of this are less as MRI of neck is normal.
Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

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