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lightheadedness/heavy headedness, both

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About a month ago I started experiencing this weird lightheadedness/heavy headedness (it was both) it made me feel fatigued and very strange. It lasted for about a week and then I started getting these headaches. I don't usually get headaches so I thought it was weird. Besides not getting out too much, I'm pretty healthy. But I am a severe hypochondriac. My first thought was that I had a brain aneurysm. There is a lot of pressure in my head and it hurts in the back of my head which I read somewhere is a symptom of a brain aneurysm. There's no history of brain aneurysms in my family, but I'm still worried. I've been to countless doctors and they all tell me I'm fine, but no matter what I still don't believe it. The more I worry about it, the more my head seems to hurt. I also have severe anxiety so do you think that could be a cause of all of this?

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replied February 9th, 2015
Headache and Migraines Answer A51020
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The description of your symptoms most likely appears to be related to anxiety. Since you have been to a number of doctors, I hope a neurologist would have been amongst them. If not then kindly have a neurological consult done to assess for the need of an MRI or angiogram if necessary depending upon the nature of the headache. You may be prescribed medication for migraines like beta blockers in low dose, gabapentin or topiramate to see for improvement of your symptoms. if the dizziness, headaches persist then an ENT and ophthalmology opinion in addition to neurological imaging studies.

wishing you best of health


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