Discussions By Condition: I cannot get a diagnosis.

Really long headaches.

Posted In: I cannot get a diagnosis. 0 Replies
  • 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.

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?