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My Head Hurts

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For the last three-ish weeks, I've been having headaches that have been getting progressively worse. I don't know exactly when they started, because headaches are not uncommon for me, so at first I ignored them. My usual progression of solving a headache goes something like this: "Maybe I need caffeine." (Drink coffee.) "Maybe I'm dehydrated." (Drink water.) "Maybe my shoulders/neck are tense." (Take ibuprofen.)

Usually one of those three will do the trick, but not this time. A couple of them have progressed into migraine territory, complete with light sensitivity, dizziness and nausea. Craig thought maybe I had given myself a couple of small concussions and maybe had Post-Concussion Syndrome, and that made a whole lot of sense. I do get knocked around an awful lot, and concussion symptoms can be mild and take time to come on after an incident. I called my doctor on Monday and was told I couldn't get in until the middle of next week, so I skipped practice to go to the hospital that night, where they have a thing called Fast Track that's kind of like seeing your regular doctor, only at the hospital, whenever you want.

They tested me for signs of stroke (not something that had occurred to me), looked in my eyes, asked me a bunch of questions, took some blood, and the doctor finally said, "My gut tells me it's something unpleasant but not dangerous." He gave me scripts for Compazine and Fiorecet and told me to go see my regular doctor.

I have an appointment next Friday, and I really hope they can figure out what's wrong. My family has always had a way of coming down with maladies that stump doctors, the kind that make them say, "...I've never seen that before." I'm also going to try going to a chiropractor - if my health insurance covers is, that is. I've been meaning to do that anyway, with the bi-weekly beatings I put myself out for, and maybe they can help with this too.



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Jul. 11th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
No Xrays? Please see if your doc will do that when you visit him.
Jul. 12th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
To look for?
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