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Worried about some severe headaches
An_248937 posted:
I have been experiencing severe headaches since I was very young, but only recently have they become so frequent as to happen everyday. The pain is best described as there being something in my skull that wants out, i.e an intense pressure and dull achy pain. The pain is worse when I bend over or cough. The pain is not constant, i.e comes some of the time and is gone other times, and can be relieved to some extent through the use of pain medications like Ibuprofen. The pain is often accompanied by nausea. The pain is never preceded by any sensory warnings. The headaches rarely cause sensitivity to light. I spoke with my primary care physician and she ordered an MRI. She is sure however that what I am experiencing are migraine headaches. I am asking this question mainly because I am curious as to whether I might be experiencing tension headaches, migraine headaches, or something more sinister like a brain tumor.
OtterMac responded:
What you are suffering from sounds very similar to my situation, but I have no possible diagnosis for you. i just wanted to post to reassure you that you were heard. I'm sorry you are suffering and I hope you find some relief. I would definitely advise you to see a neurologist who specializes in headaches. Your pcp can make a referral. If possible make your appointment for after your MRI so the neuro can get the results.

vonnie33 responded:
id request to see a took me 18 months of fighting to get mine diagnosed...good luck x

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