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Pain at base of skull ⚑

Sep 21, 2016 9:34 AM

For the past 2 hours I've had sudden sharp & mildly electrical ⚑shooting pain at the base of my skull. Never felt this before, and I think it's in the area of the recent ACDF. But there's no pain in the discs or in front where they cut. Anyone ever experienced this or have suggestions? πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Sep 21, 2016 10:22 AM

When i get that pain it is because the muscles in my neck are freaking out on me. But I've never had surgery.
I use my muscle stim machine and heat and some muscle relaxants and try to sleep it off but i don't suggest you do the the muscle stim.
Maybe call your doctor and ask what they suggest?

Sep 21, 2016 10:28 AM

I just got my shower and dried my hair. All the muscles in my neck and face are drawn thought and I feel strangely weird, like my brain is floating. I've been out of my brace 2 weeks and I'm wondering if my neck got linked in my sleep. I'm going to put my brace on for a little while and email the doc office. Just what I needed, a new problem. Oh well, such is life. πŸ˜”

Sep 21, 2016 10:34 AM

It could very well be muscular if you just showered and dried your hair.
I like your plan. Take it easy today

Sep 21, 2016 10:52 AM

Wow..I've have a throbbing sensation in the base of my skull usually just before a migraine hits. I'd watch it and if u have anymore worsening symptoms maybe call the Dr or hit the urgent care. Rest up..

Sep 21, 2016 6:04 PM

I emailed the doc but never heard back. I've worn the neck brace and took a muscle relaxer. The pain jolts seem to have calmed down. I'm going to sleep in it...ugh!

But the last half of my day I've spent with severe stomach cramps. Diarrhea hit me after lunch and my tummy and intestines are in knots. Then it hit me and I thought, "ok so maybe the hot flashes I was having yesterday, with very red flushed face, was possibly fever. After all I had chills for several days previously." I haven't run a real fever since high school ('78). Then my daughter calls and says there are bugs going around. Oh fun...not. 😷

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