Scared of anyrusm!!

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I have an INTENSE headache that woke me up in the middle of the night. I have had 2 ct scans without contrast in the last 2 months, because of something else. do you think if I had an anyrusm, it would have shown up then??? also I check my pupils and its scary because theyre normal but when I look in the mirror, they are constantly changing in size!! please help

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    Are you on antidepressants? They can give you headaches and affect the size of your pupils. I think an MRI is the preferred scan for an aneurysm. What does the headache feel like?

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      hi thanks for your reply. i had a headache intense before about a month ago and they did a ct scan without contrast, saying its easier to see a bleed that way. its all across my forhead... like a rubber band. I just feel like I wanna curl up in the corner... so to speak. never felt this type of headache before that woke me up. and no... im not on any antidepressant.

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      I was told a brain aneurysm feels like a really big bash to the back of your head. I don't think it is an aneurysm if you had a similar headache a month ago. It would be unlikely you would still be alive. Are you taking any medication that could give you a headache? There are lots of things that is a side effect for.

      Otherwise across the forehead could be a tension headache or possibly a migraine. Or maybe sinus related.

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      If it is sinus related there could be something to help. Also there are medications for migraines as well. It could be hormone related, I get terrible headaches just before my period. Keep a diary of when they occur, also what you have eaten that day or any activity. Then you may find a link between what could trigger it. Red wine and cheese can trigger migraines for example. I get affected with pain over my eyes from artificial sweeteners.

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      yea I think its a migraine. it was finally somewhat relieved by Excedrin but is back again. but am confused because the pain is sooo intense and debilitating, I almost went to the er because of the pain. it is located all over my forehead and temples. just insane pressure, feels like my head is about to explode. but I read online that migraine isn't felt on forehead. have you ever had a migraine??? would that be true??

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      I think I have but I am not 100% sure. I was never diagnosed with them. I had screaming headaches and felt really dizzy and sick. From what I understand there are different types migraines. So some people have headaches and vision disturbances while others have stomach problems and are actually physically sick. It would be a good idea to do a bit of research into it and then mention it to your doctor and see what treatment you may be able to get.

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    I would think that would show up on your CT. an MRI is better though for aneuryms I would think.

    also if you've been under stress you could have a really bad tension headache, the location sounds related.

    the only headache im aware to wake you is called a cluster headache, but those would be one sided with pain around your eye too and happen more than once. they are a serious debilitating chronic condition too

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      thank you for your reply!! yea I actually feel pain in my left eye and my pupils are smaller than normal. I looked it up and looks like it could be cluster headache. the worst pain ever. yes I hope they would be able to see it on a ct scan. I assume they can, since they were originally looking for a brain bleed. and ultimately thats what happens when you have an anyrusm. I just can't shake this pain. No pain killers are helping. any suggestions??

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