Intense and unusual headache - please help!

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   Posted 7/26/2011 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm now on the 21st hour of what has been the most stressful day of my life. Last night at 6 PM I was struck with what I guess you would call a headache, but it didn't (and still doesn't) feel like any headache I've ever had before. It actually feels close to a brain freeze, but I definitely haven't been chugging any slushies. There's a feeling of pressure and sometimes even of coldness, concentrated mostly on the back of my head, my scalp and sometimes my neck. I saw two doctors about it. One diagnosed it as a tension headache and the other suggested I get a CAT scan but I don't have the money to spend on that, so I decided to try and tough it out. Oh, and another unusual and worrisome symptom is that it feels almost like there is some liquid dripping inside my skull, but my doctor said that it was just muscle spasms.

I have not historically been a hypochondriac but in the last year this will be my third panic attack. When I went to the doctor last night I was convinced that I was dying, and I still haven't shaken that feeling. It was the third time since New Year's that I'd thought that. I'm worried that it's a tumor or something serious, but I do recognize the possibility that the pain that I feel is just a physical manifestation of the tremendous amount of health-related stress and anxiety that I've burdened myself with. It's just hard to imagine that something so painful and so unusual could be all in my head (well, I guess it is either way).

I do not have any vision trouble, dizziness, nausea or anything else that signifies something as serious as a tumor. Please, what's wrong with me? I can't sleep!

Edit: Oh, and I was prescribed valium but it's not been much of a help so far. Neither has Excedrin or Ibuprofen. This is some sort of headache, I hope, but it's not a migraine.

Post Edited (ShineALight) : 7/26/2011 4:43:12 PM (GMT-6)

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