Severe headache starting at top of neck going up back of head?

History….fibromyalgia, arachnoid cyst base of brain, bicuspid aortic valve replacement with ascending aortic root replacement, history of tia, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Issue…severe headache starting at top of neck going up back of head then spreading out over whole head at top of head, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, little confusion, weakness and now an electrical probe feeling on head, severe pain in arm that comes and goes.



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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hi
My opinion this is cervical spondylitis or disc, you will need an MRI to confirm
Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi,
In my opinion you should consider 2 options
Either: cervical disc or spondylotic problem causing what we call Vertebrobasilar insufficiency and head ache with the same symptoms you mentioned..
Or a problem with the cholesterol and atherosclerotic changes in the vertebral arteries ,however this is rare..
A MRI of neck,plain xray can diagnose the 1st one
Duplex US can diagnose the other possibility..

Dr.Honey
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Dr.Honey

Hi..
You need to first get an MRI of complete brain and spine done along with regular blood pressure monitoring, EEG and ECG done..
I suspect neurological cause for the symptoms as you already have a history of TIA.

Regards.