Aches/Pains & Lumps/Bumps

Earache Trouble

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Question

I have been experiencing earaches for about a month now. Occasionally both ears ring. I have had problems with ear infections my whole life, but I am not sure if I need to see a doctor now. Ever since I had problems scuba diving 4 years ago, I cannot go through pressure changes (specifically riding in an airplane) without experiencing ear pain. Should I see a physician? Could this be worse than just an ear infection?

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Headaches & Dizziness

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Question

For about 5 days now I have been experiencing headaches which are almost immediately followed by a dizzy spell. They've been happening on average once or twice a day. If I'm sitting down it feels like I begin rocking back and forth in my seat. On one occasion I stumbled over something but I believe a blacked out because I don't remember the actual fall, just stumbling and then getting up off the floor. What could be causing this and what are some possible solutions?

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Headache Woes

Monday, February 28, 2011


Question

I have been suffering from a headache for a long time. It happens occasionally. Nowadays, it has been more severe. I feel like someone is pressuring or squeezing my head. I called the Nurseline and talked about my symptoms. I took Ibuprofen but I don’t feel it gets better. I feel more nauseous and queasy.

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Jaw Clenching

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Question

I have a problem with clenching my jaw, which has recently gotten worse. I used to only do it during sleep, but I find myself doing it at random times during the day. I tried sleeping with a mouth guard but it does not stay in during the night. I have been diagnosed with Anxiety, but am not currently taking medicine for it. I would like to know, is there a drug free solution to this? It's causing me aches and pains around my jaw/head/neck and tends to trigger migraines.

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Caged by Pain

Friday, October 7, 2011


Question

I have a question concerning pain along my rib cage. I have had back problems for a month now (with tingling in one foot and a bit of tingling on the tips of my fingers of one hand). The pain in the back subsided and the tingling has improved as well. I have seen a physical therapist. My rib cage problem was minute at the time and the doctor explained it might be related. However the soreness on the tips of my ribs (frontal) has increased and I have also noticed that one part of the rib cage is more forwarded than the other one. This gives me great concern, especially thinking it could be a more serious bone/other problem. I have also been experiencing slight pains in my muscles/joints, in various places - not long lasting or particularly harsh but I thought that was just stress and perhaps some lack of vitamins but maybe it is related. Should I wait for my next appointment with the physical therapy doctor or should I make another appointment with general health services? What could it be? Thank You

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