Originally Posted by tigger67
Does anyone else have a band of pressure across their forehead? For four years now I've felt like I have a very tight rubber band around my head. It's like I have to physically raise my eyebrows to feel better. I've been told by one doc this could be my pituitary, but most docs look at me like I'm crazy. It's not a headache, just pressure like a vice around my head.
Never heard of that one before, but certainly, as a pituitary patient, I have had double migraines -- one going in each direction, like in the form of a cross. Regarding the pressure, have you ever looked at your forehead closely with an upper bathroom light to make sure there isn't extra growth on the front of your forehead? You could develop that if you have acromegaly, but you would also have likely noticed other symptoms such as growing feet, hands, widening tooth spaces and so on.
Don't worry about most docs looking at you as if you are crazy. They will look at most pituitary patients like that because they know so little about the disease that it's their lack of knowledge that makes them look at you like that versus you yourself. Pituitary tumours can cause all kinds of weird headaches. I sometimes had one that felt like a squishy sponge when I went to lie down. If I were you, I would stick with the doctor who suggested it might be your pituitary. He seems to be more knowledgeable than the others.