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I'm currently 19 and for the last 4 years I have been experiencing really painful headaches that often reside in my right temple but it spreads everywhere, particularly the back of my eyes. Parts of my head are sometimes really painful to touch. The headache sometimes gets worse when I bend down. My jaw often freezes up too and I find it hard to speak, almost like a mini stroke. My legs and arms often feel dead too, both sides but mainly my left.Sometimes I have moments of dejavu but i've had this for longer than the headaches so I don't know it it's relevant. Recent symptons include chest pains and pins and needles whenever I sit down for a prolonged period of time. I went to A and E in 2011 when I was 15 and was referred to a neurologist. I was given an EEG and an MRI scan and was given the all clear. I also went for another (2 hour long) MRI scan for a voluntary medical study but don't know the results. I presume they would have said something but I'm not sure. These headaches are intermittent and come and go.
They came again 3 months ago but have really increased in severity, with these new symptons manifesting. I went to A and E and they gave me an eye test twice and said nothing was wrong. They diagnosed me with a "hemiphlegic migraine" which runs on my mom's side. I asked for an MRI but they said no as I had had two in the past years which was enough and it was very unlikely a tumour had appeared since.
But on Tuesday (22nd December) I went to see my GP for an initial appointment since I had moved area. I told them about my headaches and she recieved a letter from A and E. She gave me the eye test and the all clear.But told me to come back when they reopen on the 4th to see how i was getting on. She insisted that I didn't need an MRI but yesterday on Christmas eve of all days I got a call saying that she had arranged one for me but a non urgent one. I have it this monday and I am nervous beyond belief which really isn't helping my headaches. I am so anxious that when the MRI results come back that they'll say I have a tumour. I have nightmares often about this and every day I always see a reference about a brain tumour, on the tv, news, internet, etc which for me only confirms that I have one and will die. I've always grown a lot more paranoid and I think people are staring at me because I must have a massive lump or something.
Is it a tumour or just anxiety?
Thanks in advance
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