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Constant head pain that will not go away

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 6, 2010
  • 11:31 PM

I am a 27 year old male and for the most part pretty healthy. I do have some bad and asthma but that is about it. About 3 months ago I was working on my car and started to get a headache and my siatic nerve also started bugging me. I very rarely ever get headaches so I found it strange. I figured maybe I was over doing it so I finished up and took an advil and went and laid on my couch. By the end of that night I had such a severe head ache that I could barely get off the couch. I laid on the couch for the remainder of the night and by the time the morning came my neck was also very stiff and I still had a severe headache. I figured maybe I was getting a sinus infection as the pollen had been really bad around that time so I took some sudafed and continued to lay on the couch. By the next day I was still in terrible shape so I got myself off the couch and went to the emergency clinic around the corner from my house. He examined me and gave me a shot for the pain and sent me on my way with some tension headache medication and also sent me in for a CT scan which came back normal. The tension headache medication did not do anything and I finally went to my primary doctor two days later. He examined me and gave me 7 days worth of an antibiotic and told me to finish it out. I did and started feeling slightly better but there was a strange feeling of pressure around my eye and forehead. This pressure moves around but only stays on the left side of my head. Sometimes it would feeling like a burning or tingling senstaion and other times it would feel like a sharp stabbing. During this time my neck finally loosened up. I went back in after the round of antibioutics was finished and saw another doctor. He took a history of what had happened and then took some bloodwork along with giving me an even stronger antibiotic. The bloodwork came back normal and I finished out the antibiotic. The pressure has slowly gone away over the course of the last 3 months but is still there and a nuisance. I also experienceed a lot of fatigue during these 3 months. When it does come on I am able to keep it in check with some extra strength excedrin, but as soon as it wears off the pressure usually comes right back. It usually intensifies too when I bend over or strain myself. During this time period I also saw an ENT who said my sinuses looked fine and I am currently seeing a Neurologist who thinks this could be Virus related. The Neurologist sent me in for an MRI and that came back normal too. The only other information I can give is that I was on vacation in Mexico a month before all of this occurred. Anyone have any ideas or have any of the same things happeneing to them?

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  • hi im a 26 year old male that experiences these pains but in the top right corner of my head sometimes its a tingling sensation and sometimes it feels like pounding or pressure like something is just pulsading. i have been getting this for the last five or six years and i have a had a few ct scans the last one being in late 2009.i have been to several doctors. They all tell me i have nothing to worry about and if it was anything bad i would know about it by now, cause i kept thinking it was a tumor. My last ct scan showed a polyp or mucosal syst on my sinus i dont know if it could be from that or just anxiety i feel like im alone when i tell people does anyone else have any answers, please im desperate because i just feel like i cant enjoy life.Wayne
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2010
    • 04:05 AM
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  • hi im a 26 year old male that experiences these pains but in the top right corner of my head sometimes its a tingling sensation and sometimes it feels like pounding or pressure like something is just pulsading. i have been getting this for the last five or six years and i have a had a few ct scans the last one being in late 2009.i have been to several doctors. They all tell me i have nothing to worry about and if it was anything bad i would know about it by now, cause i kept thinking it was a tumor. My last ct scan showed a polyp or mucosal syst on my sinus i dont know if it could be from that or just anxiety i feel like im alone when i tell people does anyone else have any answers, please im desperate because i just feel like i cant enjoy life. WayneHas the intensity of the pain changed since you first started having your problems? My pain has continued to weaken since the problem first started to happen. It is now more or less just a nuisance and it doesn't even happen throughout the whole day anymore. It only seems to happen know when I am not focused on something. I still have no diagnosis but part of me thinks that it may just be either anxiety or cluster headaches.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 13, 2010
    • 11:43 PM
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  • Acupuncturists who use herbs are some of the most helpful with Headaches that are not responsive to western medical care...- How to Eat Arthritis Away Aeosph - or another book about allergies... may really helpMaybe some contamination from chemicalsAlso try a 6 week trial no dairy or milk, see Chinese Acupuncturist/Herbalist - make sure they use herbs everyday in their practice... trial without wheat, night shades...see if that helpscolonic? hydrate hydrate hydrate
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2010
    • 04:17 PM
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  • All the symptoms noted here I have been suffering for the past 15 years. I'm on morphine patches, lost my job, my social life and friends. I live with it 24/7 and have tried everything suggested and more (including dental investigations). I just had to reply because I felt alone with this, having no diagnosis and thought it was just me. If anybody has any other ideas on how to live with this I would be grateful if they could let me know. It's ***l!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2011
    • 00:21 AM
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