hi my names sage im only 14 but i was wondering if u can help me figure out whats wrong with me. so over a year ago i got a really bad headeaches and i got blurry vission, after about an hour the pain got less severe and the blurryness went away but the pain nevver completley went away. i have had that same dull headache everyday since september 2007! i went to the doctors and i got sinus medication...it didnt help. i got cat scans and MRI's of my neck and head. everything was normal. i even went to three chiropractors. they didnt help either. its getting harder for me in school and more difficult to concentrate on anything. :( i jus want it to go away help me!! Sage.
Sorry to read about the trouble you're having. It's really impossible for anyone to diagnose you on the Internet, so you need to find a doctor who can help you. This sounds like a case where you need to find a Migraine and headache specialist to help you figure out what's going on and how to help you.
It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.
A couple of things come to mind that you can discuss with a doctor:
- How often do you take something to try to relieve the headache? Taking any kind of pain medications -- either prescription or over-the-counter -- more than two or three days a week can make matters worse by causing medication overuse headache (MOH), aka rebound. See Medication Overuse Headache - When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this.
- There's also a kind of headache that sounds at least somewhat like what you describe -- a kind of headache that starts on a day you can remember and doesn't go away. You can find it described in New Daily Persistent Headache - The Basics.
Please discuss all of this information with your parents so they can find a doctor to help you. Also, please let us know how you're doing sometime>
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Published On: February 03, 2009