Headaches and hypochondria - advice please

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I suffer from anxiety and specifically hypochondira. 3 days ago i began to have headaches ranging from 3-7 /10 for pain. They have been on and off for 3 days multiple times a day. Even woke me up last night twice.

My family all believe they are tension headaches, I have tension in my shoulders. But I just cant stop worrying its a brain aneurysm or a tumor. Is it just tension and anxiety or could it really be something serious.

I hate anxiety any advice would really help!

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    hi katie. most headaches are harmless. You said they woke you up out of your sleep twice. How would you rate that on a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being the worst pain ever?

    chances are it’s nothing serious but the medical community says that if a headache wakes you up out of your sleep, And its rated a 10 for pain,, it’s a good idea to let your doctor know and have it checked out, so they can find out why this might be happening.

    hope you feel better soon!

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      Thank you for your reply. I wouldnt say it was a 10/10 as i think the anxiety might have added to it maybe more like a 7/10.

      The pain then went away and came back a couple hours later. So i think i can try to calm my anxiety as if it was serious the pain would be high all the time and not subside.

      if the pain continues for many more days ill visit the GP.

      Thank you for the response.

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    hi katie......I'm in my 60's and have suffered from "God awful" headaches since I was 17yrs old! they've varied from migraines to tension to who knows what!

    I've ended up in the er at least 50 times over the years, usually to get some type of shot.

    it took me 3 yrs to see a neurologist cuz I was so scared I had a brain tumor!!

    when I FINALLY went, the doc told me headaches are one of the Last symptoms of a brain tumor! it often starts with dizziness, eye problems, fainting and a myriad of other things 1st!

    now, I'm not a doctor, but that's my experience if it helps you feel any better!

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