I have had a headache almost every day for the last two months. it feels like a lot of pressure in my forehead mainly over the right supraorbital foramen. My head feels like it will explode when I bend over far and when I laugh hard. I just had a CT scan which came out negative. When I'm not bending or laughing, I just feel a pressure or tightness in my forehead. I want to find out what is causing this soon because I want to get pregnant soon. I have been pretty stressed out and prior to getting these headaches, I had done some painting also. I just wouldn't expect paint to cause headaches for this long. I take no medications on a regular basis, drink plenty of water, and am only somewhat overweight (30 lbs.). We did lose a baby last year, so I wondered if depression could be contributing, but with the bending and laughing, I thought it might be more of a physical cause. I have also been pretty stressed out lately. The first day I noticed the headaches was on vacation (it was the first time we had flown on an airplane in seven years.) I only got two hours of sleep the night before because I was so stressed out. My BP has been great (testing in the morning with little stress.) But I have also wondered how out of sync a person's blood pressure has to be in order to cause headaches. The other day, I had it checked, and it was 122/82 with a slight headache. Normal for me is 112/68.
One thing I have wondered about is rabies. I was bitten by an unknown cat two years ago, and got the first two post-exposure vaccinations plus the immunoglobulin around the wound site. Well, we captured what we thought was the cat, but later found out that there were two cats who looked alike in the area. So I'm not sure if that other cat had rabies or not. I stopped the vaccinations because they told me that the captured cat was fine. Now I'm totally freaked out, have anxiety over this situation. I am wondering though, if a person has rabies, meningitis, or encephalitis, would the headache be present upon waking? THis is very important, because my headache symptoms do not start until I have been awake for an hour or two.
My temp has been running from 97.5 to 99.8. So with all that being said, I wonder exactly what a rabies headach feels like, and I wonder if it has taken so long to surface due to the partial vaccination.
I have an appointment with a neurologist on Monday, but I don't know if my sanity can hold out....someone please give me some peace of mind.
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