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Hello, this is my first post, apologies if it's in the wrong place!
Long story short -
Chronic headaches for the past 4 to 5 months, they have become more constant to the point where they are daily and worse in the morning.
I've also been dealing with irritability for the past while, I get easy frustrated and I'm very easy to anger.
I get my pocket or headphones caught on door handles or zippers and I rip the zipper open or punch/slam the door.
I'm also depressed to a certain extent, very pessimistic and somewhat anxious.
The headaches are the main symptom they've gotten worse and more frequent over the past while (this being before I went to hospital). They're on top of my head and I can usually point to the spot of pain, it's usually my right side at the top roughly an inch forward from my ear/middle of upper head.
I went to my GP, I was referred to hospital, I went to A&E, who sent me to the Acute Medical Unit.
Blood tests - Normal.
Head CT - Normal.
EKG(ECG(?)) - Showed an irregular heart beat, I didn't have that before - Cardiology said it's nothing to really worry about.
Chest X-Ray - Showed a slightly enlarged heart, they thought I might be an athlete, I'm not but I'm in okay shape.
They gave me paracetamol and Neurofen - Neither had any positive affect.
I was given a prescription of 10mg Amitriptyline for 3 months (currently 1 and 1/2 months in) and a week of Tramadol for the pain, Tramadol did not help, I stopped for a while and swapped to Solpadol - also very little affects.
Booked in for an MRI of my head - which I had today.
Booked in for an Ultrasound of my heart, and a consultation with a headache specialist after the 3 months on the medication.
As of now I'm back taking the tramadol - ran out of Solpadol (I had for a chest infection/pleurisy from before) and I have tremors in my hands, feel somewhat dizzy and still have a bad headache as I'm typing this.
I'm still on the amitriptyline.
I have an Aunt who has a brain tumor her symptoms were severe headaches, worse in the morning and persistent.
She's had radiation to shrink it, and is having regular MRIs to monitor it.
I'm worried it might be a tumor.
The neurologist mentioned cluster headaches, but they're not that bad and I have a low grade headache most days, with intermittent intense stabbing headaches.
Also my eyelid was swollen because I'm prone to chalazions/styes so unless he thought that was a symptom.
I know that CTs are used to check for larger abnormalities, aneurysms, clots, bleeds etc and an MRI is used to check soft tissue abnormalities like tumors, cancers etc.
Obviously it's not very big if there even is anything there.
But I'm still concerned, and I think it's rational rather me being a hypochondriac.
I had my eyes tested first thinking I needed glasses, I don't but the optician saw tortuous veins which indicate high blood pressure, I got that checked and it's normal..
And when the medication isn't helping, the pain isn't subsiding and my mood is very much the same..
What would cause an enlarged heart?
Am I being crazy?
Could anyone share their story?
What would cause these symptoms?
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