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Im a 21 y/o male college student
Today I write to you in the lowest point of my life. In october 2017 i experienced a sudden face "popping "feeling followed by a shock sensation to my forehead. It felt cold. I immediately fell into a panic attack because my father suffered a major stroke when i was alone with him when i was 15 in the middle of nowhere. I had no symptoms of stroke, as i am very familiar with them.
My symptoms of anxiety and the strange forhead feeling subsided but i was left with a mental fog and a pressure skin feeling on my forehead for a few days, i went to the urgent care and they said i had a panic attack.
Days later i developed an awful pain behind my eye. It hurt worse than my usual headaches. I went to the ER and they did an xray of my face and found nothing. The next morning i had a sinus ct and it was clear.
The terrible pain continues. I convinced my doc to get me a brain mri. The results came back clear. I went to a neuro opthamologist and he orded a contrast mri brain and orbits. Brain was clear, and eye came back with a " very equivocal optic nerve enhancement". Neuro opthamologist dismissed this and determined my eye and eye nerve was fine after a VEP test.
Terrible Pain continues. Referred to neurologist, they wanted to test for MS. Blood and spinal tap came back clear.
Pain is still bad, and eventually i was referred to an ENT. He is positive that it is trigeminal neuralgia.
The pain follows around my eye near eye brow and now is traveleing up my forhead into an awful headache. Occasionally i get spikes of pain deoending on head postion and eye lid close or not.
This past month I have been stuck with a constant headache near top of left temple that blows up into a full migraine. Its awful right now.
This has been going on witb spikes of severe pain that last weeks on and off.
So far my ENT says TN
Several doctors say i have bad anxiety
But i worry in constant fear i had like a anuerysm or stroke or something even after docs have seen me a billion times.
Please help me!!!
Thank you all,
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