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PleaseHelpMe273 12-30-2014 05:48 PM

I suddenly got a headache!? Please just read the whole post first!
I also posted this in the brain cancer thread because idk which thread is right. I do not mean to spam.

Ok I think I'm a hypochondriac, but please take me seriously! Also I hope I posted in the right section. I am also prone to headaches.

I'm 18 year old female. Something happened to me that has never happened before. Yesterday I was sitting on the floor in my room, on my phone. I wasn't hunched over. Suddenly, this headache HIT me. Like my left eye started hurting, and it spread to the left side of my head. I didn't know what had just happened.

Usually my headaches only get better with Tylenol, but this time I put a warm, damp cloth over my forehead and closed my eyes. The headache faded away in 35-40 mins. But I still had a slight sensation of "pain" sometimes over where the headache had occurred, which was the left side of my forehead, like the headache hadn't really gone away. Also there's this feeling on one spot of my head. The spot is on the right side of the back of my head. It's this weird "pain". It's not pain, but it's this sensation that comes and goes is not painful.

I normally get headaches that start over my left eye, so that part was not unusual at first.

I'm really scared now. I really think it's brain cancer/tumor?!!!?!??! The reason why is because my head still feels weird today. By weird I mean sometimes, I feel this "pain" over my left side of the forehead, where the headache had been. Also that spot at the back of my head still has that sensation.

Two days before I got that sudden headache, I had a slight headache in the morning that came back at night, so I had to take Tylenol twice. That headache I didn't worry at first about since the other day before, I had a bad stomachache in which I wanted to throw up (but it was the first time I didn't throw up! And it went away!). I couldn't sleep during the stomachache and fell asleep around 4 am.

But idk!!!! I'm really scared, ok? I told my parents and they said it could be because of my eye (I wear contact lenses and they said my eye is adjusting because I have worn glasses these past 2 weeks), my sinuses (they are always a little stuffy normally), my PCOS and the fact that my hormones are imbalanced and that my period is trying to come, or my sleep pattern (I sleep late and wake up late on winter break, but I have done this for summer break too and no sudden headaches!!!!). They think I'm too focused and making it up and exaggerating!!!!!

Meanwhile I'm really scared!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it a tumor behind the eye??? In the brain???? Will I suddenly get a headache again????

Maybe someone can comment on this and help me out?!!?!?!?

Also, last year, I had a headache for three days that would stop when I took tylonel and come back, but that went away after i drank a lot of water. But I'm not dehydrated right now.

Ravin835 12-30-2014 10:27 PM

Re: I suddenly got a headache!? Please just read the whole post first!
Sounds exactly like migraine headaches, not going to kill you, but are painful and sometimes cause a variety of symptoms. Some of the nerves and blood vessels in the brain get inflamed and cause the type of pain you had on one side of your head,plus nausea is common. Hormonal changes, certain foods, changes in sleep habits are common triggers. I have a suggestion for you...keep a headache diary for a month or so and take it to a doctor who can give you a diagnosis and maybe some medicine. Migraines are a drag, but not life threatening. Hope this is helpful.

barb70 01-04-2015 08:28 AM

Re: I suddenly got a headache!? Please just read the whole post first!
Since none of us are doctors we cannot diagnose your problem, but merely suggest. Please see a neurologist to get to the bottom of your problem and get some help.

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