Why is the left side of my brain hurting?

The fact that the pain is mostly on one side of the head would be most consistent with a migraine. Based on the likely cause of the headache (migraine, sinus congestion, or something else) they can also make recommendations about which medications would be best to treat the pain. Good luck!
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Is temporal arteritis life threatening?

If temporal arteritis isn't treated, serious, potentially life-threatening complications can occur. They include: inflammation and damage to other blood vessels in the body. development of aneurysms, including aortic aneurysms.
  • What are the first signs of temporal arteritis?

    Generally, signs and symptoms of giant cell arteritis include:
    • Persistent, severe head pain, usually in your temple area.
    • Scalp tenderness.
    • Jaw pain when you chew or open your mouth wide.
    • Fever.
    • Fatigue.
    • Unintended weight loss.
    • Vision loss or double vision, particularly in people who also have jaw pain.
  • Can temporal arteritis be detected by an MRI?

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been shown to improve the diagnosis of early Takayasu arteritis. We compared the ability of MRI to detect changes in the temporal arteries with TAB in patients clinically suspected of having GCA.
  • Is temporal arteritis life threatening?

    If temporal arteritis isn't treated, serious, potentially life-threatening complications can occur. They include: inflammation and damage to other blood vessels in the body. development of aneurysms, including aortic aneurysms.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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