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Author Topic: Headaches since March 5th. Brain tumor? Tension headaches? Am I going crazy?  (Read 4600 times)

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Offline mollyfin

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Eyelid twitching is pretty common with anxiety, isn't it?  And I don't think i've ever heard of eye floaters being related to a brain tumor.  They're just part of life and aging, and sometimes they're more noticeable than other times.
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The headaches still exist. Same place. I think it's a combination of tension and sinus/allergy-related pains. Who knows. I just hate them. They put a dent in my day every time they resurface.

I still go a few days without headaches at all, then they come back.
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Glad to hear that at least your worries have been quelled. You've been having these headaches for 3 months now. If it were a brain tumor, you would have been experiencing major, noticeable symptoms by now. Just try to relax.
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Yeah, I probably experienced the harshest pain ever today. It absolutely throbbed. And my neck felt stiff/in pain all day. I took some motrin, which took over 2 hours to kick in and didn't kill the pain fully. It is what it is. I can't stand it. :(
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How have you been sleeping? What posture? Sleep well? Sinuses OK?
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@bukowski ~ I was sleeping like crap. Poor posture. Neck stiffness has came and went Been gone for the better part of the last week.

I'm just living with the pain. It's intermittent. I hate it! But it could be worse. In a week from today, that'll make it 4 months since the atypical headaches started happening. Sometimes I'll go days without one. Having one now. Just took motrin for the first time in weeks. Dealing with it. Just wish they'd go away completely. Permanently.
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Maybe you can see a doctor. Get on sliding fee. I don't think it's anything to really worry about. You just need the right meds. Have you tried any allergy meds or sinus meds?
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"The only illness that we can't accept is hypochondria."

"Never Google, everyone will catch an invisible tumor!"

"Anxiety is not a doctor. Neither is the internet."

Actual diagnosis : chronic sinusitis.
Google diagnosis : brain cancer.

Symptoms : dizzy head feeling.

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I think it's time you see a doctor because if this pain. Not that I think it's something bad but you shouldn't live in pain. You might need a different medication. Maybe even seeing a chiropractor
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Motrin always tends to get rid of the pain (even if it sometimes takes a few hours).

I also will take 500mg of vitamin C every now and again (if it's early in the day) and I typically reap benefits thanks to its natural antihistamine properties.

As for any specific medications, nope.
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Just an update.

Still coming along, the headaches, that is. Top right corner of the forehead, pain above the right eyebrow. Intermittent.

Also, the best way to describe the ache/pain in the back of the head? It's right next to and a little lower than the occipital protuberance. The feeling is a pinching, tightening feeling that also feels like a needle or hammer/icepick is being hit around in my head.

There are literally no other symptoms now. Absolutely nothing. Asides from occasional muscle twitching and eye twitching, but that's been happening to me for the better part of my life. Also, I solved the painful neck problem by switching pillows. Now I'm all good in that department.

It's just that the headaches still exist, and I still use motrin every now and again, which takes away the headaches within 30 minutes to 2-3 hours. They are still as annoying as ever. But haven't really gotten worse. Some days, they are really painful, but most of the time they are dull and I'm able to deal with them.
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