I'm a fifteen year old girl, and since march i've been getting terrible headaches, usually on the right side around the temple, sometimes on the left side. I felt better for a little while during the summer, but the past few weeks it's gotten worse and worse. Lately i've been feeling a little sick to my stomach. I've been exhausted and sleeping a lot. I missed a quarter of the school year last year and now my grades are suffering because I fall asleep in class(seriously, I wake up and have no clue what we're doing, no matter how hard I try!) anyway, i've had two mri's and they found a microadenoma on my pituitary gland, but the neroligist said that definately wasn't the problem. I've also been told it could be migranes, a complecation from a virus, and a pinched nerve, but the medication, chiropracty, and sleep hasn't helped. I've kept a calender of what I eat, when I sleep, and when the headaches happen(usually lasting between ten minutes and an hour or two), but I can't find any pattern. If anyone has heard of this type of thing before, or if you have any suggestions of what I should do, please tell me! Thanks
From the ages of 14-16 I suffered from a migraine problem. I would get them once a week if not more. This was about 12 years ago so they didnt have many solutions for my problem. Eventually the migraines went away but during those years I missed a lot of school and my grades suffered. The only thing I can suggest is see your doctor. These days I suffer from a different type of headache problem. If I sleep longer than my usual time of awakening I get a massive sinus headache which last all day. This is the reason I registered with this forum. Sorry I couldn't be of much help but all I can say is your not alone and there is help.
This is probably too simple but, have you had a blood test done to check your iron level? Anemia could be part of your fatigue problem. It's worth checking into if you have not done so yet.
The isolated nature of your headaches sound like migraines (i get mine behind my left eye). Did your neurologist prescribe any "migraine meds"? If so, did you get any relief, even briefly? I vaguely remember my internist giving me an imitrex shot once and telling me that if I did not experience any sort of relief, then the headache was probably not a migraine. Lucky for me, I felt better in about 15 minutes.
I am concerned that your doctor does not think the Microadenoma is the cause of your problem. I have the same issues as you, which started around the same time, and I am now 28 years old. I however, have never been diagnosed with a Pituitary tumor, but quick research shows that indeed, these can be the cause of most of your symptoms. Everything I have studied about the pituitary tells me that it is related to everything you mentioned, and the fact that this was found and not taken seriously is questionable. If I were you, I would get a second opinion, assuming you have insurance and can afford it. Don't wait like me, and get to the point where you can't work and have no insurance to check these things out.