Headaches for 6 months, constant Please Help!!!!!!!
Im a 25 year old male, on 02/03/2016; while I was at work I got this really bad headache out of nowhere, It was very intense probably 9/10 (Pain scale). Ever since for the past 5 months it has not fully gone away. Every morning it starts off very dull and thought out the day is varies on intensity, some days are worse than other and sometimes it remains very tolerable.
My first visit to my doctor was for a regular physical and some blood test, everything was good; the only thing was that my liver enzymes were a little elevated, but overall there was nothing alarming. The Doctor gave me ibuprofen to alleviate the pain, after taking them for 4 days I stopped since it was no working.
I took a CT SCAN w/o contrast to the brain, again nothing irregular, for most part of April, I went to two different chiropractors thinking it was my neck/back that was pinching a nerve causing pain to the head, they even worked on my jaw muscles to see if anything was wrong in that area. After the month of April was over I figured I had to find another explanation because nothing seen to make it better.
I went to the dentist and they recommended me to use a mouth guard since there were sings of teeth grinding and jaw clinching, to this day I use them every night but that seems to not be the cause. Also went to get my eyes checked, but everything was good, although I was told that my eyes were very dry, so they prescribed FLUOROMETHOLONE 0.1% drops to take care of that, again; no signs that it caused the pain. I took them for two weeks and then moved on.
Went back to my doctor, had another blood test, only to have the same results. I went on to take an MRI w/o contrast to the brain, and a few weeks later went to a Neurologist 06/01/2016. The MRI showed some “abnormalities of the posterior right periventricular white matter, representing a small area of “encephalomalacia/gliosis. The sequel of periventricular leukomalacia would be one possible etiology.” Based on that he prescribed AMITRIPTYLINE HCL- 10 MG TABLET, and FLURBIPROFEN- 50MG, those were for muscle/mood relaxing, and inflammatory pain reliever. He also recommended for me to see an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor to see if the pain was caused by a possible sinusitis problem. As told; I went there, he he checked my mouth and inside my nostrils. There were no sign of any sinusitis and I was back to square one.
Its been 5 moths now and I cant find any clue as to what can be causing this tension headaches. The pain varies as far as the location (sometimes is on top, side, back of the head). As far as the intensity of the pain, it is very random (some days are very intense and other are very mild/dull).
I have to admit it has been getting better, but the pain is still continuous and still seem to affect my life. If anyone has some information/suggestions please help me, I don’t wish this to anyone 07/01/2016.
On 07/07/2016 I have and appointment with my Neurologist again for a month check-up.
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