So embarrassing!

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im so embarrassed but need to know. yesterday i started getting severe headache in back of my head, behind my ear, took a pain pill i have from sciatic problems no help, cant get my doc, and still reeling from a horrible flare up, i took 5mg more than usual. woke this morning no headache. however, here it comes, i have constipation and when i strained immediately the headache came back, i actually felt the exact pain. i know its hard to answer but maybe someone else experienced this.

does it sound like PMR GCA or maybe its just plain old straining to much.

thank you all!

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    HI Dont be embarrassed I can understand your concern, I really think you need to speak to a doctor but if your increase in pred has helped I would carry on until you can speak to him. Are you seeing a rheamy the specialist , can you give the clinic a ring .I ring if I am worried and fair play they always suggest a way .Hope you go on all right try not to worry as stress in pmr is a nightmare as we all know on its own xx

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      thanks Maureen. headache is back today, I called my PCP yesterday and again today saying i think im having a flare up. no call back. this has happen several time. time to get new PCP. I do think it’s his staff but this is unacceptable. I do think it’s his staff but this is unacceptable.

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    What's embarrassing? Only if you haven't been to a doctor!! Because that would be a bit silly. If you can't get to see your PCP in an emergency it isn't much use is it?

    There is form of headache that comes with such an action - it's called primary exertion headache - but that doesn't account for it happening for no reason. Headache at the back of the head can be due to GCA - but also other reasons and some might lead to this sort of headache as well as "just" headache.

    Do please go to a doctor - if your PCP isn't available - find another,

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