Experiencing headaches, but uninsured, can't afford doctor?

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    Hi I have been experiencing slight headaches in spots on my head they are very bearable. Sometimes more intense then others. But mostly just a alight throb then it stops and starts in another spot. Top, back, and right side of my head. I'm not sure if its allergies, my eyes, or a brain tumour! Week. Im not health insured so I can't go to the doc at the moment! Help. I need to ease this running scared mind if mine, Desire.
             

     

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    Dear Desire;

     

    Please understand that as much as we'd like to help and answer your question, nobody has any business diagnosing and answering it online. The only person who can safely answer your question is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination.

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    Even if it were safe to attempt to answer your question, there are so many possibilities for what could be causing your symptoms that we can't begin to tell you what's going on or what you should do.

     

    It is important that unexplained head pain be checked out to be safe. If you can't afford to see a doctor, this article may be helpful to you, HRSA Health Centers Can Provide Basic Migraine Care.

     

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

     

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Published On: January 11, 2012