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thunder clap- crap!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 10, 2009
  • 04:54 AM

I have had a lump on the back of my head since I can remember. When I was 18, I was driving home when it felt like I was hit in that same spot with a baseball going 80mph. Without insurance, I just ignored it. It worked! The lump is still there, but I didn't have any problems. Until about a year ago that is. I had surgery on a deviated septum. Two months later, while at work, I felt like I was shot in the face. I fell to the floor in such pain. I tried standing up only to need help. Then, my nose began to bleed. It bled for over 30 minutes when my manager called 911 because it wouldn't stop. The ER doctor stopped the bleeding and gave me vicodin and told me to see my GP. Whom loaded me up with more vicodin and morphine. I was off work for 3 months and begged them to take me off the pain killers. During this time time, I have seen 3-different GP's, 3-ENT's, 2-neurologists and they "think" it sounds like a "Thunderclap Headache", but that only happens once and a great while throughout a lifetime. Only thing is, it's nearly EVERYDAY that I feel like I have been shot. And a burning, tingling/numbing feeling goes from my face straight back to that lump in the back if my head. CT scans looked clear but they can't see pass the inflammation in my head on the MRI's.

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