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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 9/16/2006 3:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I'm new in here and would like to listen to some people more experienced on the subject.

Here's my case:

I've suffered from headaches for a couple of months already. about 90% of the time this pain is on the top of my head which usually is very mild (when I start doing something else I completely forget about it)... the other 10% of the time is a sensation of pressure I feel in the temples (this one hurts)

Most days I wake up with a headache but after I start my day I feel painless until before bedtime (or when in the middle of the day I suddenly think "hey I have no headache")

Being hypochondriac I should be freaking out...however what makes me think this isn't that serious is that the headaches completely disappeared for about 3 weeks (they returned about 3 weeks ago) and could probably say they're less of an issue now than before. Headaches can't randomly disappear if I had a very serious condition am I right?

Here are some of my theories:
The need of new glasses (I can see fine but haven't changed glasses measurement for 3 years so who knows)
Too much time spent in front of the computer
Not enough rest while sleeping
Excessive negativity
and of course the extremely unpopular brain tumor

I should also mention that for about 18 months I've been under some serious stress/anxiety and some depression... I don't eat as much as I should either.

PS: When I wake up early in the morning I have nausea, however this doesn't happen when I get up late and take some time before jumping off the bed. My eyes hurt a bit when a room has too much too.

I hope to get as much responses as possible, your theories what could it have, you know the drill

Thank you very much :-)

Regular Member

Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 362
   Posted 9/16/2006 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Guga-

My suggestion would be to go and have your eyes checked. Headaches can stem from eye strain. You may see fine but your eyes could have changed slightly that your brain and eyes aren't focusing as well as they should. Second, spending a lot of time in front of the computer can also cause eye strain. Sleep deprivation can also cause headaches. Negativity and depression can cause stress which in turn can lead to the muscles of the head and neck to tighten up and cause headaches. Try to work on some relaxation techniques and go see your eye doctor before you even consider a brain tumor. Eliminate all the other possibilities.

Good Luck


Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 9/24/2006 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Try drinking more water.....if your not already. If your not eating well then not sure if your getting the water intake you need?
Stress can give you a migraine too. Try charting them too. If you get one while on the computer, write it down. Hope that helps. :)
Living with IBS,
Migraines & Tachycardia

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 9/26/2006 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Guga,

I often worry that I might have a brain tumor because my pain is so intense, however my doctor assures me I don't have one because my pain comes and goes. From what I know pain tends to be the last symptom of a tumor, confusion, memory loss and myriad of other symptoms tend to occur before pain - though I am not a doctor and am not qualified to give medical advice, I just have a lot of experience. If you're at all concerned it is a tumor seek medical advice.

Spending time in front of the computer can cause a headache.
Spending too much time in bed can cause a headache or make it worse.
Not sleeping properly can cause a headache.
Worrying, negativitiy and depression can cause headaches.

If the headaches are interfering in your life, I would seek medical advice. If they're not, I would get up at the same time each day, eat 3 to 5 healthy meals, exercise daily, and possibly try some relaxation techniques before going to sleep and ensure you get a proper night's sleep (7 - 8 hours sleep).

Good night.

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside. 
                 --Wayne Dyer

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 10/1/2006 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guga,

For the most part my headaches occur in the top middle of my head also. The pain of the years has changed form and will come and go. So far doctors have not helped figure the cause. Though i'm sure stress may be part of the cause, believe it or not I recently learned that the pain may be originating in my stomach. There is a nerve i've heard that is connected to the head that can cause this. When ever I have a good bowel movement the pain almost instantly goes away. So lateley I am focusing on my digestion. I also take herbs regularly. Acupuncture was also helpful. Hope this helps.
Take care
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