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I have been having headaches for months

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 13, 2007
  • 03:08 PM

I have been having headaches for 7 months now. It has now turned into a swollen head with a consistant headache. I have had a CT scan but they said they did not see anything. My doctor keeps on telling me it is tension headaches and that I am stressed out but I went to a counslor who said that I did not seem stressed out. I told him that that is what I have been trying to tell my doctor for months. I can not go to a new doctor because I am deployed. I have swelling on the right side of my head, I get dizzy, nausea, my head feels like it is burning sometimes. I don't have a fever.
Can someone please help me? I don't know what to do now.

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  • Are these Military doctors then? If they are honestly, my best advice is to go back every couple of months with these symptoms get it on your record, but ignore their advice. When you get out of the military or get to a place where you can see a civilian doctor, make an appt. They will find out what you have, and you can make the military fix it because you have it documented that it was happening to you the entire time you were in the military. Good luck, and God bless. See if they will give you some strong pain killers, maybe that will help with the headaches, Caffiene helps with tension headaches. Did you get dental work done my military personnel? That could be whats causing the pain in your head as well. If a doctor can't find anything wrong, go see a dentist. If they can't find anything wrong, military optologists stink too, go to an eye doctor. Tell all of these doc your symptoms and ask them to help you rule out eyes, mouth, etc problems as being the cause.
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  • Where is the pain (forehead, at the temple, back of head and neck)? Try one tylenol, one aspirin and one ibuprofen and a bottle of Mountain Dew. An anesthesiologist told me this was his secret recipe for a headache. This works particularly well on tension headaches.
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  • I had headaches for nearly 3 months with migraine intensity. It was found to be TMJ - problems with my jaw joint. Anti-inflammatory drugs and muscle relaxants helped because I actually clench my teeth at night which causes daytime pain. It's not actually in my joint.It would be worth checking into. Good luck.
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  • Look up temporal tendonitis. Also parietal tendonitis. Seems like the muscles covering the skull can become very inflamed and mimic migraines. Good luck.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Also, go to a pain clinic. Does the VA have one? If not, go on your own. Their rates might be sympathetic to the military.
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  • I have been having headaches for 7 months now. It has now turned into a swollen head with a consistant headache. I have had a CT scan but they said they did not see anything. My doctor keeps on telling me it is tension headaches and that I am stressed out but I went to a counslor who said that I did not seem stressed out. I told him that that is what I have been trying to tell my doctor for months. I can not go to a new doctor because I am deployed. I have swelling on the right side of my head, I get dizzy, nausea, my head feels like it is burning sometimes. I don't have a fever. Can someone please help me? I don't know what to do now.I have the same exact thing. I'm now on month 6. I've gone to an internal medicine guy who prescribed about as much vicodin as I'll ever need. After that I went to an ENT to see if recent surgeries were the cause. After getting 4 CT's it's been determined that it isn't any of that. She too said it was a tension headache which can last up to a year. Next week I'm going to a neurologist to probably get an MRI and muscle relaxers I hope. I'm completely sick of having this and it's hard to concentrate. Every day is a total struggle.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 22, 2009
    • 08:32 PM
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  • Maybe have your heart checked. If your heart isn't pumping correctly you may not be getting enough blood/ oxygen to the brain. Causing constant headaches.
    gr8tful 175 Replies
    • August 23, 2009
    • 09:58 PM
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  • Have you have cerebral trauma?
    MONDAY 10 Replies
    • August 24, 2009
    • 06:50 AM
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  • mate got the exact same thing but i am upp in 11 mounths now and had a ct scan but gonna have an MRI now, and i am gonna see a specialist if i find out what it is ill tell you and if you find out what it is please do tell and post a reply
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 7, 2011
    • 07:18 PM
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