hello everyone, id also like to share my story with you..
i am a 23 years old male and one day around 3.5 months ago i got a severe headache from the left side temple, i could tell that its a really weird headache from the first instant. anyway after a week i decided to see a doctor and he would recommend some myogesic for muscle relaxation as he said i had stress and it probably is a muscle spasm in my neck. took the medication did not help, so after a week i went to see another doctor who ordered a ct scan for the head, results were fine and conclusion was i just had stress and it was causing all the problems, so i decided to relax a little bit more and not do any stressfull activities..same pain and headache, after two months and now i would also suffer from pressure behind the forehead ,eyes, nose and from all around my head and feel like my head is going to explode basically. Luckily my dad is a doctor and he could arrange me these meetings quickly with the doctors who he knew, So i go to see a neurosurgeon and he gets me to see an eye doctor and to do an MRI, eye check was ok. MRI returned with a pineal cyst of 12.5 x 8 x 8.6 mm and doctor would say its not applying pressure or anything so it cant be the cause of the headaches and it probably has been there since birth and we'll have a check up in 6 months to monitor whether it grows or not, (apparently all neurosurgeons have the same knowledge of this issue and all have advised us with the same, they dont seem to have alot of experience on this issue and how it can be the source of the symptoms we suffer).. So i would take his words and move on.. now that i read all of your experiences i can say for sure that it is the cause of all the symptoms that i have..im going to elaborate more on my symptoms to give you more of an idea, ok so i can actually feel the pressure sourcing from the location of the pineal gland which i would describe as the center of the head more to the lower back region of the head a little bit, it is not pain as much as it is discomfort and pressure i can feel in my forehead, back of eyes&nose , ears all around the head, i feel tension in my neck, no blurred vision as some of you guys have mentioned, sometimes nausea and two cases of vertigo, headaches become worse while travelling by car, sometimes i would have no problem sleeping after 4 hours of waking up which is weird, and i can sense a little bit of weight gain. I have also had(before the headache started) some problems with my stomach and my solid waste has changed in look and still is not normal to me as before.
Finally im going to see a neurosurgeon in a week and tell him about the whole story and will tell him the necessity of the operation to get the cyst removed, im going to take your experiences for him to read because they do have significant indications, thank you of course for sharing all your experiences and i wish all of you the best in solving this problem. Hopefully i will get back to you and share with you what happens with me further on..
But i have a question to those who have done surgery lie michelle, how do you feel after the operation? and how did the recovery process go?