I have been having severe headaches. I am constantly fatigued. If I get up too fast I almost black out. I see stars if I bend upside down. I can't even workout or go jogging anymore. I can't even have a job anymore. I went and had bloodwork done a few months ago. I was tested for anemia and diabetes. They tested my ezyme levels too and all that. It all came back fine. I even had an MRI.
I am frustrated and discrouraged. I am only 18 too. Does anybody have any clue? Thanks.
Go to a neurologist. It could be a vascular problem in your head. An MRI will not show this. An MRA will reveal any vascular anomalies in your head or neck. It could be related to blood pressure. Has your doctor checked your for orthostatic hypotension? This is a simple test. All the doctor does is take your blood pressure and pulse when you are lying down, sitting, and standing. The results can tell the doctor if you have positional low blood pressure. I would see a neurologist and ask about the above things I have mentioned. A neurologist can order the MRA and look into other possible causes for the headaches. Pain is a signal that something is wrong. Keep looking for answers. I know it gets old fast but you need to be able to have some quality of life. Let me know how you do. You can post here again or pm me if you have more questions.
I'm struggling with VERY similar issues. I have daily migraines and constant fatigue.... I'm in constant pain and I've gotten to the point where I can barely get through the day. After being misdiagnosed with Sinus Infections MANY times...my doctor finally suggested that I get an MRI done (came out normal) and that I go see a Neurologist. I'm currently working with the Neurologist to figure out what's wrong. So far, he has "diagnosed" me with Transformed Migraines...Anyone heard of this? Is apparently means that I have Migraines that basically never go away. He's put me on pain meds and Lyrica AND Topamax...I feel SOOOO drugged. He's also doing injections of Litocane in my head in the areas that I'm hurting severly...
I've never heard of an MRA and would love to know more about that...perhaps I'll ask MY doc about it and get back to you! Maybe my problem could be vascular as well????
I have had a headache for over 4 months now. It started with a sphenoid infection and the headaches have been constant since. Mainly one sided with nausea. No quality of life. AS soon as I get out of bed it all starts. Have had Ct scans, MRI and have seen two neurologists. Next week I am seeing another neurologist and having another MRI. Have also started physio. Nothing seems to work. I am very frustrated and over it. Every doctor I see just gives me different medication to trial. I feel like I'm a guinea pig. Please keep me posted.
Welcome to eHealth! I can RELATE to your problem...I've had constant headaches for well over 38 years. I've learned to tell the difference in different types of headaches that I have. I have migraines at least once a month, lasting from 3-5 days. Its a constant throb, usually susides wiht meds sometimes not, but always in the back hiding ready to come back. My suggestions to oyu. You have already been to neurologist, had ct scans and MRI's and thus these revelaed nothing? Have you had sinus' scanned as well? Try drinking more water, sometimes headaches are your bodies way of telling you hey, your dehydrated....I too understand the "guinea pig syndrone". Have you ever taken a channel blocker drug? Over the years I've talken so many NNSAIDS( aleeve, advil) etc that it caused gastritis. Not i have ot take acetaminophen. Oh, also ask about the drug nortriptyline, I have found that a 75mg dose everyday has kept my headaches from being for frequent. I do hope you get some relief. Please feel free to PM anytime. Hope I've at least helped some! I tried! FGM
Thank you so much for your reply, Fairy Godmother. This week I had another MRI, which was all normal and saw my third neurologist. He didn't have much to add apart from some neck exercises as he found my neck very stiff. I still have this one sided headache that no one can explain and the continuous pressure. Every medical person I see asks me if I am stressed about something which could be causing all these headaches. I try and explain to all of them that I am only stressed as I do not know the cause of my headaches and do not want to spend the rest of my life taking pain killers. I haven't had a channel blocker drug yet. Not that i know of anyway. I have been on so much medication that I could've had one without knowing. This week I am waking up with groin pain and my legs from the knees down ache. Only God knows what else can go wrong. How have you coped with so many years of headaches? I feel like I do not even know myself any longer. I feel as if someone has sucked my life out of me. I understand what you mean about the stomach issues with the NSAIDS. I recently had a gastroscopy because of severe stomach pain. That too was clear. You have helped heaps just by replying. It is nice to know there are people out there that understand.
one sided headaches and ALWAYS "why are you stressed?"....hell I'm not. Ya'll(several doctors/neurologist) just can't figure out why I am having these headaches!I wrefuse to get strung out on pain meds. I know too well how addictive htey are and how they can alter your personality. I try everything I know to do, from pinching the meat between my thumb and forefinger....iced peas(anything frozen) put in the crook of my neck while relaxing, a neck massage, breathing techniques, Tylenol and a glass of wine or maybe a peach martini! I am sorry to hear you are suffering. I can relate. I do not have a clue about the groin and lower leg pain. I would say I'd see a specailist about it if it continues. Always here if I can at least try to help! Please keep me posted!
Hi, new here. . . I'm having some headaches looked into by a neurologist. I'm 34 with 3 kids. They are going to order up CT with Contrast and blood work to determine if it's my heart or infection or tumor. The fatigue is worse some days more than others but other than that I feel normal between rounds of headaches. Except for that feeling as FG said about it just hovering there in the background, a time bomb waiting to be set off. I just thought I'd jump on this discussion because it was recent and noone else seems to have answers for theirs either. And I like your sense of humor Fairy Godmother! Lords knows there is not better medicine. I'm struggling to keep it in perspective. The idea of being a pincushion and being scanned some more is frankly terrifying. Mine have been increasing in frequency the last 6 mos. The last one was 12 days and ended as soon as my period started. It sure seems likely that the blood distribution has something to do with it. Anyhow I don't really know how this works but hope to be in touch with all of you again to see how things are going for all of you.
Well, I understand how headaches everyday feel. I've been having exertion headaches over the past two years. Maybe it's a brain aneurysm and it maybe not. Do drink lots of water once you get one, so when you've one, close the eyes and stroke your temples.
I have had MRI's and CAT tests to try and discover the cause, and I have been on above five various meds to attempt to reduce them..
A lot of times you can get tension headaches from getting out of bed too quickly and they linger throughout the day. It takes 12 sec for the blood from the feet to reach the brain so sit on your bed and count to 12 before you stand up or else you can get dizzy, light headed, and pass out. If you see stars when you bend down you might have a more serious problem and other symtoms that you might not think is related but really is.
To those who are suffering, I truly hope this message reaches you. I myself have been battling with headaches and feelings of tension in my brain for long periods throughout the day. What helped solve this issue for me was cupping. It's an ancient old practice, there's wet cupping and dry cupping. It draws out toxic blood that has stagnated unto the surface of the skin. I recommend a Chinese practise and dry cupping to start with, and more reading/online research on your own behalf. It is advised that wet cupping not be administered when the moon is full, as the moon is responsible for generating waves in the oceans, and the gravitational force of the moon may be too strong for bloodletting. Though the last point I've made makes this sound like a surreal practise, there's much science in support of the practise. i intend to have another session done. It's lke a veil being lifted from my mind, granting me a heightened degree of clarity in vision and memory that was before shadowed by the sometimes overwhelming pulse running through my veins.
Faruq Siyam, a cupping expert here in Jeddah, briefly explained why cupping is beneficial. Red blood cells have a life cycle of 120 days after which they die and new cells are regenerated. These dead cells accumulate on the surface of the skin and they impede blood circulation. Cupping plays a role in clearing these dead cells away and improving blood circulation, he said.
may God cure this world of its hardships, a cure that leaves no trace of illness Ameen