Headache is typically one of the last signs of a tumor. Don't fret. They are rarer than you think. I have had a left temple (tension style) twinge, that starts in the neck and fires up like a shock. I've been MRI'd too many times LOL. Good luck to you
A car accident was what set off my "serious" migraines. I had normal people migraines before that and after the accident they became more frequent and more severe. It is definitely a possibility.
Hey--thought I'd check in to see how everyone's doing. Turning down the brightness is helping me some. My brightness control is on the front of my computer. There is one button for the brightness, but a separate button that controls the plus or minus to increase or decrease the brightness. After I've pushed the button several times to get the screen where I want it, the brightness box stays on the screen for about 10 seconds or so, then it goes off.
Only problems I have is that my husband wants me to put it back the way I found it!
I have also drastically reduced my computer time and my diabetes is under better control, but I still have more migraines than I think I should have. My doctor feels I have a "good handle on them" at this time, so I'm just documenting everything I can think of that might have a bearing on each migraine. They are milder and shorter, but I still would like to have more than 12 migraine-free days in a month.
~~Rightcoastsurf~~most migraines seem to occupy one side of the head. So even though migraines do run in your family, you might be experiencing something else. Accident-related headache is quite possible. Even if you didn't feel any neck pain, your head might have noticed some tightening of the muscles that help hold it in place. Try some time in the shower with the warm-to-hot water hitting your painful areas for several minutes. Then wrap your head gently and lie down as comfortably as you can, as quietly as you can. If it helps at all, try that a couple of times daily for several days. It just might be enough to relax those muscles.
Are you slurring your words?
Do you have numbness?
Stroke like symptoms??
Are your pupils pretty much equal and reacting properly???
Don't worry..I'd bet almost anything you don't have one. No headaches, then a car accident..my guess is it has something to do with that..You are probably making it worse by stressing over the fact that you think you have a tumor.
If it is going to bug you forever, request a CT or an MRI. Then you will feel satisfied.
I have missed you!!!!
I am nowhere near a Doctor or anything, but it does sound like your OCD has turned towards the anxious side as well. Being that you have OCD, and possible anxiety which could tinker into depression, why don't you get a CT Scan to set your mind at ease, or at least a Dr. appointment. They can give you a physical/neurological exam and tell you if something is not working right..at least get a Dr's point of view (if that makes you feel better).
~~~~~~~~~~~Sara~~~~~~~~~~~~I miss you too!!!!!
~~~~~~~~~~~Nicky~~~~~~~~~I'm glad to see that you are so active here. It looks like you are doing much better than you were a couple of months ago!
~~Rightcoastsurf~~I'm also glad to see that your head pain has improved. You know what the doctor says when you tell him that it only hurts when you shake your head really hard? "Don't shake your head really hard!" Ha Ha. I think this time, it probably was because of the car accident or accidents or maybe sinus. But maybe it would be good for you to talk with someone about your OCD. Sometimes the YMCA offers low cost couseling. You could call a hot line and ask for a referral. OR, you could go to the library and check out a book about OCD. Sometimes just arming your brain with more information can help you cope. Finding a website forum, like this one, might help, also. Good luck to you!
It's nice to see you back here. We all miss you. I'm doing better, though I've had a headache for over a month. I'm learning how to live with headaches. I find it a lot easier knowing there are others out there going through the same thing.
How are you doing?
Hi Nicky, as with you, I'm learning how to live with migraines. Being VERY thankful for migraine-free days, however few they are. Hoping for a miracle that will take them away more often.
I am pleased with the effects of Migralief and wondering if that is helping me any more than the Topamax, since my increase in days without migraines coincides with both the 90days since I started the Migralief and about a month since I increased the Topamax. But 12 days free of migraine in 4 or 5 weeks was really nice! I keep careful records and had lots of smile faces to show my doctor There were only 3 happy faces at my previous visit.
Although I still have frequent migraines, Nicky, and other readers, the majority of my headaches are milder and easier to cope with.
I REALLY recommend that EVERYONE** should try the dietary supplement Migrahealth/Migralief. It is recommended by many doctors who treat migraines. It contains Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 200mg [yes, that's a lot!] Magnesium, and Feverfew. Take it twice a day. It takes about 90 days to get the full effect of this supplement. You continue to take it twice a day after that. It is highly effective! The only problem is that some people give up before that 90 days is up. Don't give up. Keep taking it.
**But you should ask your doctor(s) first. People who are taking medicines, in addition to those prescribed by their migraine doctor, should be especially careful to discuss taking this medicine with any other doctor who treats them, as well.
(I am not selling this stuff. You can buy it at Wal Mart and some independent pharmacies that you might find in large medical buildings.)
P.S. Nicky, I should probably have put this somewhere else, huh?