Do I Have Sinus Or Tumor?? Daily Headache Since More Than 2 Months... :(

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Asked by Neelu

Do I Have Sinus Or Tumor?? Daily Headache Since More Than 2 Months... :(

Hi all, This is going to be very long post. Sorry for it in advance. But wanted to provide as much info as I can to help you people to understand what I'm going through. About me 1. 27 years old female. Height: 4 feet 11 inches. Weight: 105 lbs. Headache Info 1. Having daily MILD headache since more than 2 months. 2. The pain is around the whole head (helmet area -- that's what I call) and forehead and sides. 3. Pain is also around eyebrows and area where nose starts between eyes (the slight bent area just below the center of two eyes) 4. Pain is not severe that I cannot do anything. At the same time pain is not less that I can do my routine happily. 5. Pain is there every single second and so annoying. 6. I feel like hitting on top my head with hand. (Never did so. But I put both my hands on top of my head and try putting some pressure -- never helped though) 7. Sometimes headache gets severe. 8. Pain increases every time when I bend over (e.g. bend to pick something from refrigerator) 9. Sometimes pain in my forehead and sides gets severe during bowel movement (FYI -- Bowel movement is never stressful for me. Its always regular twice a day. More info about bowel movement in below section 'Bowel Movement') 10. Head feels pressure and pain kind of increases especially when I lie down (e.g. on bed) 11. Sometimes pain increases when I walk too. (e.g. from one room to another) 12. Every week approx. 3-4 days, I feel Feverish starting around 2:00 PM which lasts till 7:00 PM. Sometimes it lasts till I go to sleep. 13. Sometimes I have this feverish thing all days in a week but starting around 2:00 PM. 14. Always feel very very weak near neck and shoulders -- I don't feel like keeping my head straight. I always wanna rest my head by lying it on my neck (hope you got what I'm saying). 15. All four major joints -- wrist, elbows, ankles and knees feel weak -- some pulling kind of pain (like there is more gravity and everything is kind of pulling me downwards.) Some other Info 1. Few mornings, both my nostrils or either one gets blocked. But will be fine after couple of hours. 2. But today April 10th 2013, my right nostril feels slightly blocked even till now (2:00 PM) Bowel Movement 1. Every single day, it use to be twice. Once in the morning when I wake up. Once in the evening around 6:00 PM. 2. Now, since a month, I'm going almost every time after I eat. Even after a snack. Medication 1. I never took any kind of medicines for headache. 2. I only took Vitamin D 1000 IU (every day) and 5000 IU (once in a week) for 2 months in 2012. (Doctor's prescription). In April 2012, it was only 14 ng/mL when the average range was (25-79) ng/mL Genetics?? 1. I remember my Mom saying that my Dad use to have daily severe headache in his 30's. He use to take some pain killer daily. But after couple of years its just gone. And till now he is fine. Eyes 1. On April 1st 2013, I got my eye checkup and addressed this headache issue. But she said my eyes health looks good. FYI -- My right eye: -4.25, Left Eye: -4.75 since couple of years. 2. She told me to check with a doctor, I scheduled an appointment with my doctor on April 15th 2013. Work 1. No stress at all. But will be in front of computer all 8 hours. Diet, Exercise and Sleep 1. Use olive oil in my food and not a fan of fast foods. 2. Eat quite healthy. 3. Walk/jog twice a week. 4. Once a week going for tennis lessons. 5. No coffee, No Alcohol, No Smoking 6. Drinks lot of water. 7. Drinks Green tea -- no where written its decaffeinated. 8. I sleep for good solid 7-8 hours without waking up in the middle. (very rarely I wake up if get a scary dream or so) Change in my Moods (Is this because in the back of my head I'm having this slight annoying pain??) 1. I use to be popular among friends and family for my patience. 2. But now NO patience. Sometimes I feel extreme irritating. (Nope, not PMS) 3. My anger level is inexpressible. It takes me atleast 1-2 hours to get normal by leaving me alone. 4. I'm surprised at myself. I question myself why the hell are you getting this irritating for almost no reason. I'm not sure how all these are related -- Headache, Bowel Movement, Genetics, Eyes and Moods. Are there anyone similar walking the path which I'm going through? Are these symptoms for any weird diseases ? Should I ask my doctor for a CT scan or MRI ?? Looking for suggestions and advices. Any info would be helpful.

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Neelu,

You really need to have a good long discussion with your doctor. Your question is far too complex for an online question and answer section, and the only person who can safely answer your questions is a doctor who can review your medical history and your family's, discuss your symptoms with you, and examine you in person.

A bit of information I can give you is that unless you have a sinus infection, sinus headaches are very rare, and the vast majority of what people think are sinus headaches are actually Migraines. Take a look at Sinuses Giving You a Headache? It's Probably a Migraine.

Much of what you're describing could well be Migraine symptoms, but we can't really say. Please let us know what your doctor tells you?

Good luck,

Teri

Answered by Teri Robert