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Really long headaches.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 30, 2010
  • 09:01 PM

I've had what I'd describe as a headache for about one and a half months now. I keep thinking it'll just fade away soon, but it never seems to do so.

Rather than the classic headache (if there is such a thing) it prevents me from being able to think properly, and I most closely associate it to how one feels immediately after waking up from a long sleep, except, it never disapparates. I sort of feel as though I'm only ever operating at 60% of my capacity, mentally if you understand, although there are brief periods where symptoms abate, and I can think clearly (rare though, and don't last longer than an hour typically.)

When I drink caffeine, the symptoms seem to dilute slightly, (so I'm drinking a lot of coffee) but recently, it hasn't been working as effectively.

Obviously, the best thing to do would be to see a doctor, and I intend to when I can book an appointment, but I'm looking for short-term fixes, and any ideas on what it could be. So you can get a more holistic view, I'm 19, male, and of average height and build. My father thinks it could be stress/depression based, but although I sometimes feel stressed, there's been no introduction of new stimuli, and I don't feel depressed, at least I don't think I do. More recently, I've become worried that it could be something altogether more serious, like a brain tumour, but I've tried to put that to the back of my mind (if it is stress related, I don't want to add fuel to the proverbial fire.)

Any help offered would be gratefully received, and if you'd need more information to give me a better indication advice wise, feel free to ask.

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