Posted by: Lee | 2009-03-18

Should I get tested for meningitis?


Yesterday I got a headache during the day. I felt very tired &  a bit off last night. I went to bed with a headache &  didn' t sleep well through the night as my head was sore. I got up with a really bad headache. My head was throbbing &  my neck was sore as well. The muscles around my shoulder are very sore as well. Since 6am I have had two panados &  two nurofens. My head still hurts, especially my neck and shoulders. Should I be concerned? Could this just be a case of stress &  possibly that' s why my neck &  shoulders are so painful? I don' t have a fever. Am just feeling very tired. My eyes feel sore &  painful, but I am fine with the light.

Would you suggest I give it a day or so &  see if the headache subsides? Or should I wait until this afternoon &  if I still have a headache, possibly visit a doctor?

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Lee, if you have fever, and you cant touch your chest with your chin, or you have a rash, see the doctor immediately. If the headache gets progressively worse, also rather see your doctor
Dr Bets

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