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Hello all! So I have been having this strange dull ache/pressure/fullness on the left side of my head/top of head/temples since October. It all started back in October 2 days after I noticed a large lump behind my left ear. The lump has since gooten much much smaller and sometimes feels almost flat, but other times it is much more noticeable. This weird feeling in my head, I should note, actually started in the left side of my neck/throat area-under my jaw as well, then seemed to go into my head. I went to the doctor telling them about my symptoms and fear of cancer/brain tumors and they told me it was just anxiety. All of my blood tests over the months have come back normal too. However, it still continued on. I finally had an ultrasound done of my neck and they found that I had Thyroiditis. I saw an endocrinologist and he said that he would check again in 6 months time, but as of then (late Feb), all of my Thyroid hormone levels were normal and the feeling in my head was unrelated to that. So the feeling I have in my head is a sort of fullness kind of feeling on the left side, I can also feel it on the left backside of my head and it feels like a dull sort of painless ache. I also feel it around my temples/cheekbone and over my eyebrows and it feels like those muscles feel kind of tight or dull achey as well. I also feel a weird feeling around the back of my ear near where the lump is. Some days it is worse than others, some days when I am out if feels okay. when I wake up in the morning sometimes I also feel like the top of the left side of my head is throbbing and slighlty painful, and almost like a pinched feeling inside my head. I know I am being very detailed I am just wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar to what I am describing. Also, I have been persistent with the doctors and they are finally sending me for an MRI on Saturday; however, now I am completely petrified that when I go they are going to find something like Tumor or aneurysm or something. I am so scared. I am always afraid of having tests done because I am sure they will find something. Years ago I had a kidney stone and was in pain for a month before the doctors finally agreed to give me a CT to find that I did actually have a large stone that had to be removed. Now a few months ago after the doctors told me nothing would be wrong, they found I had Thyroiditis. So now, naturally I am terrified I will be right again and will have a brain tumor. So anyone who can shed some light on my situation, I would greatly appreciate it. I am so afraid I am going to be sick and die young and leave my husband a daughter behind. I am going to be 30 in a week and I am so afraind of what lies ahead.
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