September 22 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 23 2019 I woke up with the worse pain in my head, neck, and back of 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
I was starting to lose hope until I got a referral from my neurologist to Jefferson Health for a consultation for Ketamine treatments. They have been successful in moderate pain relief. 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|
|Jun 29||Caitlin Crays||$27.48|
|Jun 29||Caitlin Crays||Undisclosed amount|
|Jun 28||Tish Byrne||$54.10|
|Jun 28||Donnie Bentley||$320.35|
|Jun 28||Rani Elizabeth||$107.35|
|Jun 27||Tammy Barnette||$22.15|
|Jun 27||Donnie Bentley||$107.35|
|Jun 23||Facebook Fundraiser||$325.00|
|Jun 23||Facebook Fundraiser - Dying Doug's Hair Purple||$415.00|