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25 Oct 2011

Headache + Neck pain
my neck was sore for twodays last week ( thursday + friday), took pain killers because i thought i had been having bad nights. On sunday morning, i woke up with a very sore lump. jst below the ear ( towards the end of the neck)..I went to see a GP and he said it could be an ifection from the brain or somthing..Its is now Tuesday morning,i have the worst headache, my whole boyd is sore and i my back hurts.....should i be concered?? The doc gave me anti-boitics tho...PLEASE HELP, im writting exams !!!
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Headache expert
Headache expert

01 Jan 0001

Dear Lolly,

If your doctor said it was a brain infection and he didn't admit you to hospital, then you should find another doctor. Please get another opinion as soon as possible.

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