Okay so its not the physicians fault that they no nothing about headaches, as far as research. I have been suffering for 6 years now, almost constantly, and this is supposed to be th ebest part of my life. (My story below)
And yet you see a doctor, and they always act as if your symptoms are not related - I think the 1000s of people who write on these forums are proof that the symptoms do mean something...I am sure they are doing their best with research- but usually only for meds.
And if you are me, with no insurance- you will only be prescribed meds everytime- I have literally been crying in pain at my doctors and not one has thought i need an mri (maybe they just cant refer me w.o insurance) although im not sure that something would show up- but come on there must be some structure to collect our scans and figure out what this condition is - becaus eit is not just pain....its not just stress.
Im sure weve all been told oh its caffiene, or the heat or the cold, or lack of sleep or too much sleep, or too much excersise or not enough. And its very frustrating to always be treated just as a perosn that is symptomatic of their lifestyle.
If I had chest pains like this they would test and test until they figure dotu what it was.
But like I said, maybe we all suffer form some condition(s) that they have yet to disover. We MUST b/c there is no way my leeky nose or stabbing neck that you all so perfectly describe for me is something I am a lonely complainer of.
Ill post my story next and welcome any advice, especially any diagnoissi others w/ my sympotms have got- so that maybe I will be able to save up & see a specilaist with some ideas in mind.
You did not specify your age, but I have had migraines/headaches for the last 30 years. I have been to many neurologist and had CAT scans, Sonograms. MRIS's EEG's you name it, I've had it preformed. TO NOT AVAIL. Blame it on like you said caffeine, hormones, stress......you are correct in doctors not really having a clue, only an educated guess...In 1999, I had a severe headache that caused me to black out, ended up having to have a cariotomy because of a brain anuerysm. Can you not go to an ER and hold you head as if you are dying and carry on enough of a commotion, that Drs will take you in to run these test? DO NOT check in and tell them you have no insurance, hold your head as though it were about to burst and really put up a commotion. Go straigt in and find a nurse cry like no tomorrow....... The last thing they would want is for you to have an anuerysm and it burst......Thankfully (the Lord above) I have a clip in my head. Mine did not burst, but I was taken by ambulance because I blacked out and crashed my car. I am not telling you this to frighten you. My grandmother died from an anuerysm, same place 12 years ago. My paternal Grandmother had a history of having headaches. I am not about to get on pain meds, so havelearned to do alternative things. Oh, have you ever considered you ahve a food allergy? Have oyu ever kept a journal of when you have these headaches? What you have eaten or drank before they occur, what event happened prior the headache?