Headache for days now

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Hi I'm 23 year old female and recently out of no where I began feeling this pressure on the side of my head both sides right above my ears. Then on Saturday the pain was so strong I even cried and threw up. I'm drinking Advil but the medicine isn't even relieving my pain. I've never experienced this and I'm getting very worried since the medicine is not helping me. Does anyone have a clue what it can be? I've never really suffered from headaches sad

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    All I can say Erika is  get yourself to a doctor and ask for a brain scan. Don't  wait with pain to any part of your skull. Had I known that 20 years ago, I would have saved myself  from a subarrachnoid haemorhage which  has had  enormous  changes, not pleasant on your life. If  you can't get that go directly to an emergency department of a main hospital.
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    I have that pressure too Erika.  I also changed my glasses and that was making it worse

    I have just had a WHOLE SPINE MRI.  It told me a lot but it detailed wear and tear on my spine. I'm a good deal older than you and it might not be appropriate for someone of your age but it might be worth mentioning it to your doctor.

    I've already had a sinus scan and I was thinking of asking about a head scan. But this whole spine MRI seems to have told me a lot about my own problem.

     

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    I know this is not going to sit right with alot of people, but I could not take the pressure & pain. I had taken 4 liquid caps (aleve), & still a lot of pain. I fouND an old prescription for Lamotrigine 25mg. I took 1 pill & then 1 pill for next 3 days. Controlling the pain, the headaches came back 1 time weekly for 4 weeks. I ran out of those pills & my doctor moved away. So I tried my son's prescription of Carbamazepine 200 mg. Wow. It was like a miracle reseting my brain. It's been 3 weeks since last headache.
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    Hiya, sinus problems causes pressure feelings around the side of your head. Your eye lids sometimes hurt to touch. Antibiotics can help this. However I suffer from muscle issues in my neck and back of head, which causes pressure feelings around the side of head. Don't panic too much, if it was something more serious, you would have some major indications that something major is wrong, fits, black outs etc. proberly muscular. I had CT scan for sinus issues, which showed clear. Hope you feel better soon
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      Yes I'm hoping it's nothing too serious. I try to think that as well. If it was something bad I think I would be worst instead of getting better. But I'll still see a doctor on Monday. I'm praying all is good
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    Hi Erika. I'm 50 and the symptoms you describe are among one of my epsiodes which i've had for many years. I'm sure they can't be dangerous but go to your doctor and insist on a thorough investigation which i have never had as i suspect none of the doctors i've seen (probably 30 plus) have'nt taken me seriously. Please persist and don't beleive them when say its only migraine have some pills. You should'nt have to suffer such terrible pain. Good luck.
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      Thank you. I know I made my appointment already to make sure everything is okay because it kinda freaked me out. But Im feeling little better little pressure here and there but not any strong headaches thank god
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    Erika, after all your pills and trials, I'd still like to know whether you got that CT scan? I think a brain scan must be  the top of your list. And  ask for it before you tell your doctor about taking all the medication because she/he has to take the pain which you are trying to cure, seriously!frown 
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