Sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time.
Ann is correct, one of the last symptoms of a brain tumor is headaches and it would have been very visible on your scan.
Unfortunately, I know how you feel and stress can do horrible things to you. It is your body's way of telling you that it needs you to stop and take care of yourself. It took me five years of feeling like I was dying (or wanted to) before I finally realized I had to stop the craziness.
It sounds like you need to take care of yourself and your husband needs to take care of himself. As the other two posts have indicated, there are people to talk to. Do you belong to a church? Is there a shelter close by? Or do you have close family members you can turn to? It sounds like you need to change your situation, go and stay with someone else. If you have children take them with you. And visit your doctor. I suspect that you're suffering from depression as well. Your doctor can refer you to a psychologist and possibly prescribe an anti-depressant (if you're okay taking them).
You won't believe how much better you will feel once you get out of the situation you are in. Take control of your life. Make a plan. Ask for help. Build a support system and move on. I bet your headaches improve very soon.
Good luck and as you build a support system around you, use us here. A lot of us have been through some kind of stress.
Hi and thanks again for more replies. These headaches of mine have been diagnosed as occipital tension headaches. I also have a compressed vertebrae in my neck, and that vertbrae has a bone spur on it. I don't know whether that could be part of the reason or not. I went for almost a month and a half headache free, but when I found out that my husband lost his job, they came back, and he started having them also. We both have terribly tight shoulder and neck tension, sometimes I won't even get a headache, it'll just stay in my neck and shoulder/shoulder blades. I have no other neurological symptoms except occasional nausea. I have read so many times that since I just had that MRI done 7 months ago that it would very, very unlikely that there would be a tumor there now as these things take a long time to grow. I know that there are some tumors that grow very fast, but I would think that if that were my case, after 9 months of these headaches, I would be presenting with a lot more symptoms than just headache, wouldn't I? They aren't bad headaches and they respond well to aspirin. I'm wondering about that compressed nerve and that bone spur, coupled with horrific stress and hydrocodone addiction for 10 bone spurs in my lower spine. I have a headache right now, but it's sinus, I always know what they are. And it does help me to know that I had the MRI done at one of the best hospitals in America. I could deal with them easily if I could just get that brain tumor recording out of my mind. That's my biggest problem. My husband has had headaches now for almost a month, and not one time has he thought, "Oh my God, I have a brain tumor". I wish I could be like that. I also read about other people who have had daily headaches for years and years, but they get their tests done and they don't worry about tumors anymore. Sometimes I wonder where God is in all this hell that we've suddenly found ourselves in. We are suffering, and all because of his greedy ex-wife, who is living in the lap of luxury with not a care in this world, and laughing and making fun of us.
Enough rambling and sorry that I did. Could a compressed vertebrae with a bone spur be causing these headaches? When they first started, they started out in my neck anyway.
Ann, did you get your MRI report back yet? Be sure and let us know what it says, and good luck!!!!!!!!!
Love you all,
It sounds like you are having stress headaches ( wonder why ) ?????? Beleive me a MRI would have picked up a tumour ...It picked up my aneurysm pretty good..the CT scan picked it up but it thought it was a tumour, so did MRI (which is much better test ) and showed in detail, the aneurysm..Why I know you don't have a tumour or anything bad in your head,,Your really lucky......But you do have alot of stress related problems...That will cause alot of headaches...I don't know how you can easily sleep at night...You need to get some couceling, go to Al-anon they can help you...But really you have nothing in your brains, but intellingence,,,Hugs, Cindy