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Swollen forehead

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  • Posted By: bennytez
  • August 31, 2007
  • 07:49 PM

Hi all.

New here, so bear with me. I have looked for anything that may be relevant to me, but haven't seen anything yet.

My story is, I have been feeling ill now, for well over a year, weak, constantly tired, listless, heart palpitations, which I am awaiting tests for. Been to my GP (UK) quite a few times, and had blood tests, but they always come back as normal, I'm going for more on Monday.

Anyway, a couple of weeks back, I noticed my right eye seems to be a lot lower than my left eye. Didn't think anything of it, as I know the human head is not perfectly symmetrical.

Then the day before yesterday, I noticed something else. I am balding, and have always been able to see the little hair I have left on top of my head when I stand in front of our bedroom mirror, BUT this time I appeared to be totally bald on top of my head. I looked so weird, or WEIRDER, anyway! :D

It was then I realised that my forehead seems to have enlarged recently,from the middle of the top my forehead, over towards the right hand side of my forehead, and up over onto the top of my head, which explains why my right eye seems to have dropped a lot lower than my left eye as well.When I tilted my head down, the sparse stubble on top of my head became visible again!:D

As I said above, I've been to the docs recently, but he was useless, which isn't his fault really, because he doesn't see me on a day to day basis, so he wouldn't know what my normal head shape is, I suppose! He was trying to say it was ''sunburn'', which is ludicrous!

I had a nasty head injury June 2006, for which I had a head x-ray, and nothing was seen. Also, while I am in bed at night, I can hear ''something'' flowing inside my head, like a tap, that is constantly running, just past the drip stage, if you know what I mean? It's a strange noise, which sometimes sounds like a dripping tap as well, it sort of fluctuates in intensity.

My question to you is this, what could be causing my head to swell like that, and what on earth can I do to convince people, specifically MEDICAL people, this ISN'T my usual head shape?

Anyway, that's my story, and I'd be really grateful if someone could shed light on what it could possibly be, and how to go about convincing people I'm not a crazy! :rolleyes:

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