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I need to know if anyone else has this. My husband has had these sympotms for a few months now. He has seen 2 Doctors and had CT w and w/o / MRI of brain W and W/O blood work and MRI of neck and spine and also MRA and MRV. He is not over weight and extremely active his whole life. When he sneezes it feels like a sharp piercing pain in his frontal forehead from temple to temple. He gets this with any straining and also when he tries to move around in bed such as turning from side to side. He cannot pick things up off the ground nor tie his shoes. The same pain if he tries to get in the car too. He rates this sharp apin a 9-10 everytime. Nothing takes this pain away. He can no longer do sit ups or push ups the closer the head is to the ground the instesity of the pressure pain is there. Once this has happens its a lingeirng headache for hours until he takes ibupropen. This has become dibiltating to his life. These simple tasks create pain for him daily. He doesnt smoke nor does he take any socail drugsor ever has he eats healthy and takes care of himself. He did take doxycycline in September for chest cold before the symptoms began in October. They have progressed since then. The ER doctor suggested teeth grinding..so were going to a doctor..but I thought it to be comical honestly. All the testing he has had done if read correctly by the radiologist are all in the clear no tumor no blockage no stroke. So now its possibly idiopathic intrcranial pressure he has maybe and there giving him acetazolamide..to see if it works to relive symptoms..but he has not pressure behind the eyes and no vision problems.He doesnt even have headaches unless he does those few movemets. He doesnt seem to meet the criterai of the IIH diagnosis
I saw on the side effects of the doxycycline it can associated with the increased cranial pressure..I just hope someone else who has the same awful symptoms and is suffering will read this and provide some insight its so scary because after all this all these tests we no nothing........more doctors on the horizon more tests too..this is no way for somone to live without help in our modern life of science...the doctors to I feel are flooded with patience and its hard to find a doctor who will really listen and understand.
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