I'm a 41 year old female who started having headaches earlier this year that my physician recently diagnosed as migraines. 10 days ago I started having pain on the left, back side of my neck that went around to my left ear and behind and around my left eye. Also, at times the pain is going down into my left shoulder and I noticed today that I have a lump behind my left ear that is tender and firm (not hard) to the touch and my left eyelid is drooping slightly. I almost always get a sore throat and both ears ache with my migraines, and this time is no exception (but only my left ear aches). My headache medication, Imitrex (100mg dosage) and Cyclobenzaprine (10mg dosage) has not been successful in completely relieving the pain, and I am having problems sleeping because being horizontal seems to make the neck pain worse. The Urgent Treatment Center physician I saw last Saturday prescribed amoxicillin, which I am currently taking, in case I had a sinus infection. I've never had head pain for this many days and was wondering if perhaps I needed a CAT scan or should see an ENT doctor. I have a clinical history of GERD, prolapsed mitral valve, bradycardia, occasional spells of mild dizziness, and I seem to have to pop my ears a lot. :) I have no fever, and I've had a tonsillectomy.
I appreciate any advice you can give me! Thanks.