Headaches and symptoms that occur with my headaches:
I get frequent bouts of headaches. These range from severe to mild and last 1/2 day to 3 days. They occur randomly about ever 2 weeks to 3 months. The headaches are almost always accompanied by nausea or general queasy feelings. During the 'headache' times, I get generally tired and weak feeling, and have reduced concentration. Curiously I notice that during these times, I also have consistently clear urine. (Other times it is mostly yellow). The quantity or frequency does not seem to increase, just it becomes clear mostly. Often during the headache times I have constipation.
Some have diagnosed as migraine, and others as sinus related. It is true that I have many mild sinus symptoms - both during and outside of the headache times. Also, like with migraines, the headache can be accompanied by increased sensitivity to smells. The location is usually over one or both eyes (right eye most common), with occasional headache near base of neck/back of head. Sinus and Migraine medications seem to have limited or no effect.
Conditions that I have but NOT usually occuring together with headaches:
Aside from these symptoms I am pretty healthy except for mild GERD (heartburn at times, difficulty swallowing). I have been diagnosed with mild depression and anxiety as well. But none of these symptoms seem to come and go with the headaches.
My blood pressure is normal, as is my cholesterol. I am at the high end of my normal weight range for my age, but if anything barely overweight.
The only abnormality in my blood tests is elevated biluribin - have had this a long time, and they say it is just 'gilberts syndrome'.
These 'headache spells' have occurred throughout my life and I can not like it with any specific food.
If anyone has any ideas please help. Does this condition warrant further testing like a scan of some sort?