Since last summer, I've been experiencing extreme fatigue, weakness, but most of all, pressure headaches in the front of my head. It felt as if something was pushing at the front of my head.
In November 2016, the pressure headaches that would come and go occasionally started one night and did not go away for two weeks. It was almost constant, sometimes the pressure would lessen, but never fully go away. It didn't feel like a migraine, just a terrible pressure mostly centered in my forehead. It would get to the point where I would cry every night because it felt like my head was going to burst open. Later in the month I went to a neurologist who recommended getting my ferritin levels tested. Turns out I was at a 7 (keep in mind I'm a 13 year old girl, but with the body of a woman, 5'7, 135 pounds) and I was prescribed with Ferrous Sulfate.
In the next few weeks, the headaches almost disappeared. I would still get them occasionally, but not all the time and not as bad. I've been great for about 2 months. But recently, the headaches have been coming back. Not quite as severely as before, and not totally constant, but enough that it frustrates and worries me. Even as I write this I can feel the pressure. I notice the pressure at least once a day, sometimes more, and it gets worse and better sometimes. But I can definitely tell they're coming back. As I continue to write this I am experiencing one that is almost as bad as it used to be before I started Ferrous Sulfate.
I've been tested for and don't have anemia, mono, vitamin C deficiency, or anything else abnormal about my blood. My periods have never caused headaches or fatigue issues before, and I don't think it's related to that. And the headaches are not related to stress and far as I can tell because I'm a fairly non-stressed person who does well in school.
I'm going back to the neurologist for a follow-up in mid-January. What should I talk about with her? What should be my next step (if any)? The pressure on my head makes me upset and all of my friends and family just can't understand...I can't go back to how it used to be a few months ago because I was in constant pain but I feel it returning and it scares me. Any help would be appreciated.