top/Right/slightly back - sided constant low grade headache.

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   Posted 2/19/2009 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I posted on this thread, but as the thread is rather old, I thought it's better to start a new thread: This is the old thread where I thought that the original poster was describing my symptoms EXACTLY: (you can read this thread/post first to get an idea; the last post on the 3rd page is from me)

And now, here are my symptoms:
I am quoting the 1st post from "Sirrius" in that old thread in the beginning:

"...It starts about 30 minutes after waking and stays persistent all day. It is primarily on the top right side of my head and in the back right. So it is definitely one is localized and one sided, persistent. It is never overbearing pain, but it worries me because it is not a generalized headache and I can pinpoint the general location on the right side..."

So, that is EXACTLY what I have, EXACT same spot ...for about 3 months now. Most days.

so here are some more details of MY specific case:

this started at a really stressful time in college, where I slept about 4-5 hrs only and stare at a laptop about 8-9 hrs a day, sitting.
I still do all that.
It is never very bad pain, just very low grade, but it is there...SOMETIMES feels like it throbs, but mostly (90%) NOT.
has been going on for about 2 and a half months now.
I do NOT feel dizzy really...UNlike the 1st post on that linked thread.
there have been days I don't have it at all, but mostly it is there.
very low grade, but i feel it. it is never really painful.
VERY rarely the area of pain changes,but mostly (90%) it is top right area of head, a bit towards the back.
when I turn my neck at certain angles, it does feel like it could be muscular...not 100% sure.. ( Skelaxin didn't help)
I do not do any exercise (i know...i should, but i am in the worst stressful semester in college)
Fioricet and Skelaxin didn't help
GP thinks it's very probably stress
I am a tense/anxious type of person
STILL have to stare at the laptop 8-9 hrs a day (I am in pharmacy school) from very short distance...
**** i recently got detected with high ocular pressure and optometrist thinks I may have signs of glaucoma****
I still don't get enough sleep; I do feel better late at night...I think.

so, with these details, what do you guys think? I am very relieved to see almost exact word per word description of my head ache posted by some here...
I am thinking of going to my GP and telling him it didn't get better
(although I must admit that I have never felt as bad as the 1st time it began; so it HAS gotten less, but it is annoyingly still there, low grade)

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   Posted 2/20/2009 9:13 PM (GMT -6)   
any thoughts?

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   Posted 2/21/2009 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Bumps back hehe. Stress or neck out of align. Elimate fractors of stress, talk to your doctor about a chiropractor.  *yawns* I had an adjustment today and a deep tissue massage

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   Posted 2/22/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree; I would seriously look into finding a good chiroporactor; the angle that you're holding your head and for the length of time could stress your C1 and C2, this happens to me and I have the same symptoms; the best thing is an adjustment. Another thing you can try is (your choice) heat or a cold pack on your neck; see if that helps to ease the stress.

Fioricet will work if it's truly a migraine, a muscle relaxer will work if the vertebrae aren't rotated; the longer it goes, the more the muscles will spasm and the more the pain will intensify.

Try these measures and let us know how you're doing.

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   Posted 4/1/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello there,


I suffer from chronic tension headaches / daily headaches I to feel life my life is on hold - the pain is so bad I miss days off work. Mainly the pain is on my left side and especially in my eye - I have had a headache everyday - some bad some not to pain full for 7 years im now 24. I have tried every single tablet known the nhs - recently I went private and saw a neurologist who has mri scanned me - everything was ok as I thought. I have seen an osteopath with is a REAL BAD THING! I have a straight spine instead of a natural curve with little fluid in the discs which could contribute to the headaches. Recently I saw a doctor who specialises in BOTOX which I have now had done - it takes 4 to 10 days to kick in and has a very high success rate of about 70 - 80 %. The first few days I still had a headache but now 1 week on I have a clearer head than I have done in years. I would highly recommend this - I also see a phycio which really help.

Hope this helps you all



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   Posted 4/1/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Becca,

Welcome to Healing Well. You say the pain is in your eye? Do you have the same pain all the time but it gets worse from time to time, but still in your eye? When it gets worse does your eye droop a little or does your eye water or does your nose feel blocked on your left side?

Sorry to ask so may questions, I am just trying to get a better picture of what you have been going through in case I can help!

take care

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   Posted 4/1/2009 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ya no my eye doesn't droop it gets very swollen and appears at times to look like I have a black eye
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