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Headache for 5 days straight?!

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  • Posted By: Janet6
  • July 23, 2008
  • 01:07 AM

Hi everyone. Since friday I've been having a mild headache. It comes and goes, but it's getting annoying and of course it has me really worried. Today it got worse. I've been taking Tylex, Supradol, and Tempra these past days but nothing seems to help much. Now I know this sounds ridiculous, but we recently picked up a stray kitten and I'm thinking that maybe it might have rabies or some flea-borne disease and passed it to me. I know the chances of the kitten having rabies AND passing it to me without biting or scratching me are close to none, plus the kitten seems perfectly healthy. But I still can't help but associate my headache and sore throat with rabies, especially because I feel that my throat is swollen and I read that rabies causes spasms in the throat. I feel like a hypochondriac. I try telling myself that I might be overexaggerating but I am very scared and I get really nervous. I've been close to having a panic attack several times.
Should I even worry about rabies? What could cause a headache to last 5 days? I also have a sore throat.
Please, any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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