LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » severe headache and ear ringing!!!

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: severe headache and ear ringing!!!
randibear
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 11290

Icon 1 posted      Profile for randibear     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
for the last several weeks i have had the worst headache of my life. my temples actually throb and my ears -- the pressure feels like they are going to explode.

and i've actually had blood in my left ear. sooooo, i call my primary. told them about symptoms adn my high blood pressure.

ya'll know i was in the er for pancreatitis and my bp was 207 over 188.

so the primary says not my problem, you're on bp meds from a cardiologist, call him.

so i call the cardiologist. they said diovan and nadolol will not cause headaches. what have you done recently? i said, uh pancreatitis, and had dental work done.

they said oh ok, call your dentist, it's probably tmj....

since i had an appt today with obgyn i told him. he said can't do anything but i can check your thyroid. which he at least did.

so now i'm taking nadolol and diovan for high blood pressure, lexapro for depression, zocor for high cholesterol, premarin for low estrogen, and 10 mg of valium at night to help me sleep. gosh dang it, i'm getting all pilled out!!!

but why in the world won't anybody take this headache and ear pain seriously? i guess i'll have to wait until the dentist sees me on the 27th of december to look at that new bridge.

and i just bet he'll refer me back to the tmj specialist. i used to wear a splint at night but when i got the bridge replaced, the old splint wouldn't fit.

anybody got any money???

i just feel like i'm going to keel over with this headache, and then i'll say "i TOLD you i was sick"....and nobody is listening...

--------------------
do not look back when the only course is forward

Posts: 12262 | From texas | Registered: Mar 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
amberini
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21281

Icon 1 posted      Profile for amberini         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Don't know what if anything you have tried for your headache but here are things that have worked for me in the past.

Magnesium is helpful for migraines but you need to monitor the dose so you don't have loose stools.
I personally have used Magnesium Glycinate and Malate forms without any distress.
The Myer's cocktail completely eliminated the headaches instantaneously. That is an IV and has magnesium in it.


Of course, the headache and ear ringing could be tied together. It could be your jaw, it could be the result of some mixture of medications, it could be a form of migraine, it could be your neck is out of alignment,it could be some sort of allergy, but all that doesn't help you now.

Do you have any sinus symptoms? Stuffiness, runny nose, post nasal drip, itchy eyes, ear fullness?


Food additives ( preservatives, sweeteners, flavorings) are always a factor to consider with headaches. Additives are often hidden in packaged food/drinks and are known by many names.

When I went through a 5 month migraine, I eliminated food in boxes and cans. I cooked fresh veggies, ate hormone free meat and no grains at all.
Those changes really helped.
I also added Lyrica for a while and that helped too. I know, just what you want is another pill!

Maybe using some ice on your neck might help?
Make sure your pillow isn't propping up your neck at night. Your head should be in line with your body, not kinked up or down and sleeping on your stomach is not the best position for your neck.

Hope you feel better soon.

Posts: 125 | From US | Registered: Jul 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
randibear
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 11290

Icon 1 posted      Profile for randibear     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i can't take any over the counter sinus meds as i get real bad heart whatcha call it, palpitations, irregular beats and all.

i think it's called pseudo something or emphedrine or something like that.

but yeah, i'm constantly stopped up and get up in the middle of the night with one side of my nose completely blocked and i'm gasping for breath. been to ent....everything ok....

but with all my meds now i'm afraid to take anything for the sinus...especially with my bp.

--------------------
do not look back when the only course is forward

Posts: 12262 | From texas | Registered: Mar 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
amberini
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21281

Icon 1 posted      Profile for amberini         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Is allergy testing out of the question?
Posts: 125 | From US | Registered: Jul 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
randibear
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 11290

Icon 1 posted      Profile for randibear     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i've had allergy testing -- allergic to mold, grass, cottonweed, cedar, bunch of other stuff. but it was alot.

--------------------
do not look back when the only course is forward

Posts: 12262 | From texas | Registered: Mar 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
amberini
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21281

Icon 1 posted      Profile for amberini         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I guess there is a reason you can't take treatments, like desensitization injections.

How about using Neti Pot to rinse out your nasal passages?

Dr. Oz even demonstrated how to do it on one of his shows.
Supposedly, it washes out the daily collection of allergy particles and relieves the load on your system.

If you can help your nose, that will help your ears.

Posts: 125 | From US | Registered: Jul 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
momlyme
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 27775

Icon 1 posted      Profile for momlyme     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Randi,

Do you have amalgams? Silver mixed with mercury fillings? You could have mercury poisoning if they did not use proper precautions when working on your teeth.

http://www.mercurypoisoned.com/should.html

Look up "Smoking Teeth = Poison Gas" on YouTube and you will see why even cleaning metal fillings has killed people.

--------------------
May health be with you!

Toxic mold was suppressing our immune systems, causing extreme pain, brain fog and magnifying symptoms. Four days after moving out, the healing began.

Posts: 2007 | From NY/VT Border | Registered: Aug 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
momlyme
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 27775

Icon 1 posted      Profile for momlyme     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This book is free to read (online)
http://www.chlorellafactor.com

A quote from page 10

Chlorella can help protect you against this mercury be escorting the mercury out of your body before it can do damage. If you take chlorella before and after receiving dental work, you will help protect yourself from the toxic effects of mercury fillings. This is especially important if you decide to have your mercury fillings removed, as more and more people are doing. The very process of drilling them out results in a tidal wave of mercury exposure in your body. Having a stomach full of chlorella offers considerable protection against the mercury bits you inevitably swallow during this procedure.

Take care of yourself!

--------------------
May health be with you!

Toxic mold was suppressing our immune systems, causing extreme pain, brain fog and magnifying symptoms. Four days after moving out, the healing began.

Posts: 2007 | From NY/VT Border | Registered: Aug 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
carly
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 14810

Icon 1 posted      Profile for carly     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
randi, I'm concerned about your bp.

how long ago was it 207/188? Was that when you had the pancreatitis? do you take it at home yourself also?
Was it taken at the dentist? Was it taken at the obgyn? do the meds control your bp?
Did you tell the dr. who prescribes your bp meds about the bleeding from your ear?

Often, people will have a different reading when they take their bp themselves at home than when it is taken in the doctor's office because they may be more comfortable in their own home.

The throbbing temples sounds like a high bp thing to be concerned about, but I don't want to alarm you.

The ear pain/ pressure/clogging: I have headaches and clogged ears/head (usually my left) but it's a lot like you describe and it's one of those lovely lyme things.

I know your under stress lately. Emotional stress and the pain of pancreatitis and dental problems are all things that can elevate blood pressure.

Posts: 797 | From New York | Registered: Feb 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
randibear
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 11290

Icon 1 posted      Profile for randibear     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
my home monitor was showing very high also. it was taken yesterday at the obgyn and it was 148 over something. doc said it was high.

it is lower now that i'm home.

could be all the stress but man, my head hurts.

what gripes me is that my gp would not see me, neither would the cardio...

--------------------
do not look back when the only course is forward

Posts: 12262 | From texas | Registered: Mar 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
carly
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 14810

Icon 1 posted      Profile for carly     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I can see why the gp wants you to see the cardio, b/c he's treating your bp.

If the diastolic, the bottom number, is over 90 or 100 at home for an extended period of time (days, weeks), you should be calling the cardio to report this AND the headache.

It shouldn't go above like 140-150/90-100 or so, especially on meds., if you have symptoms like a throbbing headache. If your bp monitor also indicates the pulse rate, report that to them as well.

Whatever instructions he/she gave you about this you should follow (not what I say, lol).

I would expect that the cardio would at least give you instructions about adjusting meds or going to the er or something.

Randi, I think this is important.

Posts: 797 | From New York | Registered: Feb 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Shahbah
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 28735

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Shahbah     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Randi, all of your symptoms may be linked to an H Pylori infection. I am dealing with the same problems, and I am being treated for H pylori and doing heavy metals chelation. it helps!
Posts: 723 | From Montreal | Registered: Oct 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
carly
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 14810

Icon 1 posted      Profile for carly     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Randi, did you ever get tested for h.pylori? I seem to remeber you talked about it being a possible cause of symptoms in the past, but I don't remember that you ever got tested or treated for it.

Shahbah, hbp is a symptom of h.pylori? or is it that the bp becomes/stays elevated due to the stress of the infection/strain on the body?

Either way, this HAS TO be addressed.

Posts: 797 | From New York | Registered: Feb 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Shahbah
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 28735

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Shahbah     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Carly
It could be from the stress h pylori causes but also from babesia, and we tend to forget that babesia is a parasite, thus probbaly hiding in the stomach and the gut... are you treating for it? As it alos can cause high blood pressure , if it affects the vains it can certainely cause debilitating headaches...

Posts: 723 | From Montreal | Registered: Oct 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
feelbetter
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 21957

Icon 1 posted      Profile for feelbetter     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
is your headache 24/7?
Posts: 158 | From pittsburgh | Registered: Aug 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.