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Date Joined May 2014
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   Posted 5/11/2014 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I hope I can find some answers on this forum.

For about six weeks I've been dealing with what I consider a low-grade headache, and I don't usually get headaches, really. The doctor thought it was a sinus infection and gave me a course of antibiotics, but it really hasn't cleared up. I also got tested for lots of other things, some nasty, because some blood counts were low at the time...but are back up to normal now.

Still, I have this constant low-grade headache, some ringing in the ears, perhaps the slightest bit dizzy. Going for a brain MRI in three days...which bummed me out. The doctor doesn't like the fact that it's been six weeks and wants to investigate further.

The pain I think is in the front of my head, and at the base of the skull. All I can say is it sure FEELS like a virus does, you know, when you're coming down with something. It's that "buzzy" feeling but in my case not going away. I would say maybe getting a little worse past few days. No other body symptoms except maybe sore neck.

I guess I'm looking for someone to tell me to not expect the worst from the MRI, or if anyone had a similar experience. I've been round-and-round with doctors eliminating things like lymphoma and chronic fatigue and mono and other things. And like I said, I don't have a lot of experience with headaches.


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   Posted 5/13/2014 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, like the doc is looking for could be many things.

How much water do you drink in a day? Are you a person that over loads on caffaine drinks? this could be a cause. A lot of docs do not investigate diets which can cause this kind of reaction after a period of time.

I would fear for the worse though. I have severe chronic head pain and it is not terminal. It is progressive nerve damage from childhood abuse that started to deteriorate when I was 43.

If the MRI comes out clear you might try at chiropractor, it may be that your vertabre are out of line near your neck. I used one for years and found much relief.

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   Posted 5/17/2014 3:48 AM (GMT -6)   
acme97, I hope you've had your MRI by now. What were the results, if you don't mind me asking?
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