Ok, so I am an otherwise healthy 29 yo male. About 5 years ago I began to get muscle twitching, I googled and immediately thought I had ALS. I went thorugh the gambit of tests EMG, etc. and found I had benign fascicullations. It tooke me like 3 weeks to find the courage to finally contact the doctor to do the test because I was so convinced of the dire outcome.
Now today, about 10 days ago I began getting headaches in the same exact spot in my head, near my right temple and over my right eye up the front of my forehead. This would only occur when I would lift weights and strain very hard. The headache would intensify when I would lift anything and really calm down seconds after the lifting. Well being with my HA I went ahead and googled the symptom and BAM brain tumor comes up. I have had headaches before but I cant remember if I had anything like these before. When I checked the google it said headaches caused by coughing or straining or bending down were very bad signs! Additionally focalized headaches are very bad signs!!! Additionally waking in the morning with the headache were very bad signs! Radiation exposure could cause this! (I work in a rad environment but very controlled) Well after I googled this, it is exactly what my symptoms have been ever since!!! Every time I am checking when I cough, bend, strain for symptoms. I have no other neurological symptoms that I know of...
The only other real things I would say I have going on is some sinus congestion and I have a deviated septum in my nose from an injury as a child. The congestion moves from side to side in my nose leaving one side blocked and the other side clear.
Every day the past 9 days I have been paying attention to my body WAY too much. However, these headaches have not gone away and they are in the same spot every time I wake, cough, strain, bend down or move my head. They are there every day, pain meds and sinus congestion&pain meds don't seem to have too much of an effect.
I am going to my doctor, first time in 5 years tomorrow, to talk about these headaches and ofcourse demand an MRI or CT scan to rule these out!! Do you think I can get a referral to get the CT/MRI on the same day?? It sure would help me feeling like this continually!
But for me the big question I keep asking myself is can my HA make these symptoms continue to happen in the manner they have been. Because my brain has seen the google symptoms can it actually morph into these exact symptoms that match the google symptoms?
Or are these real symptoms that are being caused by a brain tumor!! I really would like to hear of others stories, maybe even ones who have had actually exact symptoms after reading the google symptoms which in turn make their symptoms mimic the exact bad signs we are not wanting to have!
My mind is spinning, I'm constantly monitoring my head by coughin to see what the pain is like. I have no desire to do the things that I want to do lift weights, etc. This is really bothering me and I just pray for my wife and two children that I am going to be ok and be there for them. Thanks to all and I hope to hear from you!