I am hoping that someone can help me a send me in a direction. I have been having the following symptoms on and off since December. I started getting headaches that would start with pounding in the back of my head almost like I can hear my heart beating at the base of my head. After a while my head will start hurting over the top of my right eye. The headaches last from 3-8 hours at a time and happen about 3 times a week. I have also had problems with exhaustion. I have a hard time staying awake past 7:30pm which is odd for me because I am usually up later. If I let myself sleep when I am tired I am awake very early in the morning. If I stay up then I have trouble falling asleep. I have gone to the doctor for this. I thought that the headaches were blood pressure related. I had taken my blood pressure when I had a headache and it was 143/85. I believe the first time I went to the doctor she didn't believe me about the blood pressure. But, the second time I went to the dr. my blood pressure was up and I had a headache. Her immediate thought was to put me on blood pressure medicine. Despite the fact my blood pressure is consistently low at other times. I went on the blood pressure medicine for two days. It made me very light headed, flushed, and tired. Which frankly I didn't need more of. I have had blood work that all came back normal including my tsh which was .92. My doctor also sent me for a cat scan but that came back normal as well. I really think my doctor is at a loss. Last week she told me to start taking Tylenol PM for a few days to see if that would help me sleep better. I didn't feel less exhausted with it. On Saturday night I slept for 11 hours and woke up exhausted. I called the doctor again on Thursday and she had the nurse call me back and called in a prescription for ambien. I have taken it for the past two days do I feel better...no I feel hungover and today I have had a headache for most of the day. I am not stressed out, depressed, or anxious. If you discount the feelings of me being frustrated over being tired.
I am very frustrated at this point. I don't know what to do. Any advice at this point would be appreciated.