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On holiday in august I had a severe like head rush that has led to severe light headiness...

On holiday in august I had a severe like head rush that has led to severe light headiness and pains in the front of my head. All blood tests have come back fine. I have got an mri scan soon what can this horrible feeling be. This has been going on 6 months. I have had all bloods done all ok. I have had ECGS, ENT, And heart Angiagram All come back ok.

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The answer

We are very sorry to hear that you have been experiencing these symptoms and do hope that you reach a diagnosis soon.

The symptoms that you have described could indicate a wide variety of things, including ear infections, tension headaches or migraines. However, it sounds as though you are receiving a very thorough investigation, which is reassuring.

You have been investigated for cardiac issues, which we assume included your blood pressure as having a low blood pressure can cause dizziness.

Although you haven’t stated what the MRI will scan, it is likely to be your head and neck. If so the scan should enable the doctors to see if there is any tissue damage, infection or pressure on your bones in your head and your neck that may be leading to a build up of pressure in your head, resulting in these unpleasant symptoms.

If you have not already seen an ophthalmologist then it may be an idea to do so while you await the result of these other investigations. An eye examination could determine whether you have any pathology that could cause headaches and dizziness.

We hope the MRI goes well and that you are feeling much better very soon.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses