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J-Lynn
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   Posted 3/27/2007 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
For about 2 years, I have been suffering from horrible headaches. My mom says they are migranes, but I'm not entirely sure. Before last year, I have never experienced headaches like this. They are always in the same places in my head and even the smallest headache can throw me off balence. It keeps me from concentrating, makes it very difficult to read and write & just makes me really irritable. They happen just about everyday. When they get bad enough, it causes nausea and I can't really keep my eyes open...I almost get tired. I've gotten blood work done and an MRI to see if it was something serious, but I haven't gotten the results back yet. Some of my family says it's eye strain, some say it's diet, some say it's stress. Personally, I think it's all 3. But it really worries me because my brother has neurofibromatosis & has had to get a non milignant tumor removed from his hip. Non milignant tumors run in our family. I have a very small tumor in my arm but I'm afraid it might be connected to my headaches.
Any word or suggestions?
 

pita
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   Posted 3/27/2007 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
have you seen a neurologist about the headaches? are you sensitive to light or sound when you have them? do your docs know that you have a brother with NF?
my husband's cousin and aunt have NF. cousin has had many surgeries on his leg to remove a tumor and then to fix the damage from the tumor. his bones didn't form properly because of it. anyway, i'd try not to worry (easier said than done) about NF and your headaches. how long before you get the results from your tests?

J-Lynn
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   Posted 3/27/2007 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't seen a neurologist about it. I don't know why but I haven't. Maybe cause it's costs money...no idea. Anyways, I can get pretty sensitive to sound but not light because my eye sockets already hurt so the light doesn't do too much. I don't think my doctors know about my brother & his NF. I never thought about it & that's a really good idea to tell them. That' sucks about your cousin, I hope he's healing well. & I think they have the resultd from the tests but they have to put them all together to see if there's anything wrong & I think I'd have to go to a neurologist for that, but that brings up the thing about why I'm not seeing one. I know my mom wants me to get my eyes checked just in case it's something related to that or if I might need glasses, but I'll be sure to ask her about the neurologist thing.

pita
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   Posted 3/28/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
it's a good idea to go get your eyes checked, that's usually one of the first things a neuro will ask about, when was the last time you had an eye exam. if your pcp ordered the tests, that is who you should see about getting the results from them. a neuro might read the mri and then send his findings back to the pcp, but if your regular doc ordered them, that's who should be giving you the results. i had migraines everyday for about 3 years. some of them were probably stress induced, like while i was in school, but i'd still get tehm in the summer when i didn't have stress from school. i went to neuro's who couldn't find anything wrong, while for somethings that would be frustrating, at least we knew there wasn't a tumor or anything like that causing them. look at your diet and see if there is anything you are eating that might trigger them. i can't have anything with msg, and certain tomato products will give me migraines. thankfully my migraines have gotten fewer and far between as i have gotten older, but i do still get them. chocolate can also be a trigger food. if i eat too much chocoalte, i'll get a migraine, or if i eat chocolate in a processed food like store bought cupcakes, i'll get one. hang in there.

J-Lynn
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   Posted 3/30/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the support. I'll be sure to be more careful about certain foods and I'll schedule appoinments with my doctors to get an eye check up & stuff.

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