It's a brain tumour, isn't it?
I must admit I posted here yesterday about pretty much the same thing but I wanted some further 'advise'.... As you can gather from the title I am pretty convinced I have a brain tumour. But please don't dismiss me immediately as a hypochondriac!
For about 5 1/2 years I have experienced daily 'ice pick' headaches, more recently (past few months) I have been experiencing 'different' headaches, they are, I would say, quite painful, sometimes they are unilateral (possibility of migraine?) and sometimes both sides... They are never 'whole head' headaches but can occur pretty much anywhere on my head. Now, I appreciate headaches can be caused by a whole range of things but here are my two 'key' worries which I can't seem to explain as anything other than a brain tumour:
They are worse/ caused by movement- and I don't necessarily mean anything excessive- literally walking (not everytime I walk though) or sometimes my head hurts just with the movement of my head. The other week I had pain in a localised spot that was literally hurting with every footstep I took....
The second thing which makes me think it has to be a brain tumour is that I have 'tender spots' on my head- parts of my head, not always in the same place, hurt if any pressure is applied....
Do these sound like brain tumour headaches to anyone other than me?
I do have a few other 'symptoms'- occassional nausea, occasional tingling in my facial region.... I have these intermittently for years (about as long as I've had the ice pick headaches)
Given the nature of my headaches and the triggers to my headaches... And the length of time I have been experiencing various things do alarm bells ring for anyone else? Any advise would be immensely appreciated.
(If it makes any difference I am 20 years old, normal BMI, no known allergies etc)