My name is Melanie and I'm new here. I've posted on other boards about my problem, but nobody has ever replied. I posted on this website under anxiety/panic, and have had several replies so far. So I'm hoping that someone here can help me. I'll try to make this as brief as I can. For 2 years, (it just ended), I was really sick with dangerously low blood pressure. It was so low that I could not function. Dr. finally got it stabilized, I regained some energy and started over doing it. It just felt so good. My problems started a long time ago with a huge amount of stress, ie, dealing with an alcoholic husband, the sudden death of my father, the sudden deaths of 2 very, very good friends, one of which was murdered and my ex-fiancee, the love of my life, who was also murdered. (Those three all died starting in September of last year, 2 1/2 months apart). I'm lonely, bored and depressed. I am also a huge hypochondriac, didn't use to be, but am now. Last January, after dealing with my husbands 3 week binge, of which he was very abusive mentally and verbally, I moved this huge Christmas tree out of our house. I hadn't done anything like that in a year and a half. Shortly after that I started having neck tension. Stayed in my neck for about a week and a half, then traveled down into my shoulders and upper back, the up into the back of my head. My neck, shoulders, shoulder blades and upper back are tight as boards. I am currently seeing a chiropractor who is doing deep ultra sound on them. January 26th of this year I had a CT scan done for headaches which came back normal. Didn't believe that test. Worried myself sick that the headaches were from a brain tumor. March 16th, I had an MRI done w/wo contrast, also normal. I even have the films, and they are so detailed that a layman could see a tumor there. My dr. looked at them and saw nothing wrong.
I'm still having all this tension, and these headaches, everyday. They did go away for about a month, and I started really overdoing it, and they came right back.
Now I"m worried about that MRI. What if there were something really small there, and it's grown in 2 1/2 months? Everything I've heard says that is NOT likely at all, but I cannot be convinced.
This is the BEST board I've been to, and I'm hoping somebody can give me some answers.
Like.....do you think these headaches have anything to do with this horrible tension in my neck, etc.? Also, the MRI showed sinus infection in every sinus in my head. So I have sinus headaches on top of the ones in the back of my head. They aren't severe, but I'm still scared.
Thanks in advance.
All the best,
I might as well add that I also have an infection pocket on my left tonsil that has been there for 3 months now, plus an ear infection and fluid behind the eardrum that will NOT go away.