Posted 3/31/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)
I have had a persistent headache for over 2 months now and it will not go away. It is mostly on the left side but does hurt all over at times. Usually its a throbbing feeling but i am getting more sharp shooting pains as time passes. I have had the whole blood work done and it came back fine. I had an MRI without contrast come back and it showed something but the nuero said it could just be from the headache. Recently I had another mri and an mra done, an eeg, a doppler test, bubble study, and a cvr ( i think thats the correct initials). I also had a sleep study and it showed I had slight sleep apnea but not enough to be on the machine yet. I haven't had the results back on all the tests yet or the second mri and mra. I am seriously freaking out. My mother had headaches for a few months but she never talked to her doctor and she passed away recently from a stroke so we never got the chance to find out what her headaches were from. She had a stint placed behind one of her eyes and she just figured the headache was from that. Right now the doctor isn't treating my headache at all and I am at wits end. Some nights I can sleep good other nights not so much and trying to work everyday it a chore with this headache. I know I have some health issues like asthma, allergies, gerd, heart palpitations, and now the slight apnea but I am only 23 years old and I am seriously freaking out but trying to stay calm with everyone around me, instead in my head I keep thinking its everything. I am kind of hoping I get anything for a result just do that I can treat it and get past the constant pain. I think I am more afraid that no one will figure out what it is. The thing is I am not really light or sound sensitive but I do try to avoid both at all costs, i am not sure if it actually makes the headache worse or just the fact I have a headache already that I avoid it.
Has any one else had a headache that isn't exactly always centralized? Or has anyone had an mri show just their headache? I guess it's just kind of nice to talk to people who can even slightly imagine or know what I am going through. I think people at work just think I am crazy.