Posted 10/29/2010 6:25 PM (GMT -7)
I am 38 years old. For the past 3 weeks, I have been experiencing these weird headaches only on the right side of my head, above the ears. It comes and goes. The pain is not always steady.
Sometimes, it hurts more if I make a sudden movement with my head, specially to the right side.
It goes away gradually when I go to sleep. And I don't wake up with any pain. Sometimes I do get this bruising feeling in the morning around the area that has been hurting.
I have also noticed that sometimes the headache comes back when I watch TV or I'm looking at my computer monitor. I do not feel nausea or dizziness. I wear glasses and the right side is completely scratched. I haven't been to the Optometrist in a couple of years. And this is because I got laid off from my job last year.
Anyway, I'm a natural worrier. I have been taking Prozac for about 3 years, due to the anxiety and panic attacks that I was having. I do not have panic attacks anymore, but I do get
anxious when I'm a bit stressed out or worried. And take Xanax for it.
I also have this phobia of the blood pressure machines. When I go to the doctor, it comes up high, but it lowers gradually as I begin to relax.
I do have history of Hypertension in my family. My Dad had it. So, almost every time I feel something weird with my body, I think it's high blood pressure.
Well, I am very worried because I'm not the type of person who usually gets headaches.
I have been stressed out a bit because I am unemployed and have been going to job interviews, with no luck so far.
If anyone has any suggestions on what to do, or has similar experience, please feel free to reply to my post.
Thank you very much.