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I am a 12 year old female and some of you may have read my post in headache- headache for 5 weeks-help me!!!!!! I am not pregnant and I haven’t got my periods.
My headache started on the 2nd May and I came home from school early with a headache like I usually get- see below. My headache is continuous there in the morning and there in the night. Early on it was band like but now it is mainly at the back but it moves around a bit. I feel like there is a lead weight tied around my head. My headache is worse when I focus or read or around loud noises. I also feel like my headache gets worse everyday.
I also have a few other symptoms:
- I struggle to get to sleep, I got to bed at 9:30 but don’t fall asleep to around 11:30 and my headache wakes me up at night up to 5 times a night, most commonly at 1 am, 3am and about 7am.
-I’ve also felt sick on and off much of the time but otherwise I eat a varied diet.
- I also have back ache although that started when I saw the chiropractor.
-Lastly I go from hot to cold and can be sweating and then need to clutch a hot water bottle.
-I am tired all of the time and constantly have to rest
I usually get a lot of headaches that are at the front of my head which go either over night or after taking Paracetamol. There is also a history of migraines in my family; my mum gets them so she is on a daily beta-blocker, my great grandmother also suffered with them.
I have tried quite a few medicines: Paracetamol, Calpol, Ibuprofen and Co-Codamol- a form of Codeine- which gave me really bad tummy ache. We suggested relaxants to the GP but she said it wouldn’t help so not to bother. I tried yoga which made me feel a little better but for only around 10 minutes. We also took me to the chiropractor but now I have really bad back ache, so we stopped that. Also, I found swimming good while in the pool but my headache got worse when I came out.
As of today, I have been to the GP 6 times. They first few said it was a virus. But the 3rd and 4th times I got a referral to CDU.
I’ve been there three times where I have had neurological tests, an MRI, to sets of blood tests and I also went to eye casualty where they took photos of the back of my eye. All of those where clear; I’ve also been to the opticians and I don’t need glasses. We’ve also rung 111 twice, been to 3 pharmacists and been to A&E twice. None of which was much help and I can’t help feeling like they’ve missed something simple.
I have been of school for 8 weeks now but I tried going back in twice but it became to much to bear and I really want to be there doing in the work. I am also a perfectionist. So I wander if the answer is for them to send some worksheets home so I can do it in my leisure?
Recently I have felt really low because of the pain and not seeing my friends and when I do people say I should because I’m ill so then I feel guilty and don’t but then I feel lonely. Some days I can feel very bad like I don’t want to live and lock myself in the bathroom because I want to get away. On those bad days like I mention above there is a voice in my head telling me I want to die. But who wouldn’t feel low if they had been in pain constantly for 9 weeks?
I am going to the paediatrics Friday.
Does anyone have any advice or has anyone been through this too?
Please help me!!!!!!!!!!
Sorry for any spelling mistakes, if you made it to the end- I wanted to include everything.
Thank you again, Jemma (jemstone49)
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