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Old 11-22-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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Persistant, Pulsing headache - what is it?

I'm 25 years old. I've been having this headache on and off for a month. When I get one, it usually lasts for a few days. It's mostly a pulsing feeling (with my pulse) on the left side that spreads across my head. The pulsing seems to get worse when I get up, as if it gets worse when my blood pressure/pulse goes up - a couple of times it has been so bad that I was afriad to get up b/c it hurt so bad. This pulsing feeling seems to get worse (or can start) if I drink caffeine or alcohol. I also get a sharp pain in a very specific spot on the back left part of my head (and sometimes on the right side). There is also a pressure and a tightness feeling all over my head, and sometimes pressure in my face. I also do have some sensitivity to light and sound when this happens. I also feel a little weak. No nausea or vomiting, though. I can't figure out what it is, because it seems to combine the symptoms of a lot of different types of headaches. I'm thinking it's probably either a sinus thing (although I have NO other sinus symptoms) or migraines, although I don't have a history of those. Also, there is no fever. Nonetheless, I'm suddenly paranoid that I have some form of meningitis. Should I be freaking out?

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: Persistant, Pulsing headache - what is it?

Have you called your doctor?

Old 11-23-2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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Re: Persistant, Pulsing headache - what is it?

I haven't yet. It usually takes a couple of weeks to get in to see my doctor, so I was waiting a couple of days to see if the headaches got any better, and thought I'd see in the meantime if anyone had any similar experiences.

Old 09-18-2011, 12:35 AM   #4
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Re: Persistant, Pulsing headache - what is it?

Hey Mason, I know its been over a year, but are you still having the same symptoms? What did your doctor say?

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