September 24 2019. I suddenly got a bad headache, nausea, neck pain and dizziness… I didn’t think anything of it… I went home and went to bed. The next morning Sept 25 2019 I woke up with the worse pain in my head, neck, and back I have ever experienced in my life. My head was very heavy, it was hard to keep it up, There was also a lot of pressure it in as well. I was vomiting Also, my left leg had pins and needles at the time. I end up going to the hospital They do a CT of the brain, an EKG & a lumbar puncture to rule out meningitis. Everything comes back negative. I get admitted for two days for observation and get sent home with a neurologist follow up.
October 1st, 2019. I end up going back to the emergency room. The same pain I had progressive had come back worse each day and 10/1 it came back 10x worse. I was unable to put pressure on my left leg and ended up going back to the hospital with the same symptoms but more severe. I get readmitted for two days this time. They do a whole bunch more tests, however, everything came back unremarkable
I had the following tests done and all were unremarkable.
MRI Brain MRI C Spine CT Venogram Brain CT CTA Head & Brain CT Brain MRI T Spine Blood Patches CT Myelogram MRI Myelogram
Since then, I have tried almost every medicine possible... trying to get medicines approved though the insurance and dealing with bad side effects with little relief. I have also tried botox and nerve blocks. I was at a lost.. There wasn't much more for me to try.
I was starting to lose hope until I got a referral from my neurologist to Jefferson Health to the Jefferson Headache Center for a consultation for Inpatient Ketamine treatments. They have been successful in moderate pain relief for about five to six months then I have to go for another inpatient stay I am forever grateful for this relief I have received from Jefferson.
Please consider supporting me in my two mile walk as I raise funds for Jefferson Headache Center.
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Sep 30||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Sep 29||Facebook Fundraiser||$434.29|
|Sep 26||Ashley Hancock||$22.15|
|Sep 25||Anonymous||Undisclosed amount|
|Sep 25||Sarah N.||$11.50|
|Sep 23||Facebook Fundraiser||$701.00|
|Sep 22||Amy Means||$160.60|
|Sep 22||Kathy Dunbar||$6.18|