Headache for over a year and a half – 14 year old girl?!?
Right, here goes! I’m a 14 year old girl and I’ve had the same headache for over a year and a half. Straight. I’m not over exaggerating when I say, since the start of my headache, I have NEVER had a day when my head doesn’t hurt. The intensity of my headache varies from day to day, some days it’s bearable yet others I literally can not move because of the pain.
When it started, my parents thought nothing of it, that it would just go away – but it never did. So we went to a doctor, they questioned me and couldn’t find anything wrong. They said to come back in a few months’ time if the headache is still there and/or it’s gotten worse. So we did, we went to the doctors about 5 times in total because of my constant headache. They did various tests on me like checking my blood pressure or sugar level and more, but all was fine. Again, they told me to return if the headache still hasn’t gone. I’m returning in a few days’ time.
Because of the AMAZING doctors we have here in the UK, they’ve not been able to help me at all. A few times I got pain-killers prescribed so I took them. At times, I took medicine which I wasn’t prescribed, just to see if it would help – but it didn’t. No medicine or painkillers I have taken for this headache have ever helped, not even in the slightest! When I was in Germany about a month ago, my auntie gave me the second-strongest painkiller tablets known, and she guaranteed me that they would help. So I took them, and yet again – nothing changed.
Here’s the thing though. None of my family have ever experienced headaches of this intense pain nor for this long. I am short-sighted and I have started wearing glasses. I actually wore glasses when I was around 5/6 years of age and my eyesight has actually gotten worse because of them. I started wearing them again a few months ago because the doctors thought it was to do with my eyes, even though my headaches aren’t located anywhere near my eye sockets. So I got tested at the opticians and I now wear a new pair of glasses. My head still hurts when I wear them and then my eyes start hurting too, the only thing they helps really is my vision.
I have a fairly good lifestyle, I think. I have a healthy diet, I exercise, I drink a lot of water, I get enough sleep (8-9 hours a night), I’m rarely ever stressed, I don’t have mood swings or get angry for no particular reason. The doctors have thought it may be because of my hormones or the fact I’m growing up but the strange bit is none of my friends or anyone I know has or has had this, and neither have any of my family.
It’s gotten to a really serious level now and I just don’t know what it could be. I’m wondering if anyone here would be able to help me.? Any help at all would be highly appreciated and I’m sorry it’s so long – I just wanted to fit everything in.. Thank you! ^_^
I don’t want to scare you but have any of the doctors sent you for a CAT scan to see if there is some blockage in your head? You could have some sort of blockage that is putting pressure on your brain and causing all your symptoms.
Ask your doctor to check for that, if they find it from the ex-ray they can fix it.
The reason the pain killers don’t work any longer is you have built up an immunity to them. The only way to change that is to either get a stronger one or stop using them for awhile to lower your immunity which are not options right now.
What exactly is my problem?
I’ve got many different symptoms, had most of them for a long time now. Maybe they’re related, maybe they’re not, but I can’t find any answers. I’ve been to the doctor many times, been to different specialists. I’ve had both an MRI and a CT scan of my head. They were said to come back fine. I’ve worn a 24 hour heart monitor. That test was said to come back fine. I’ve been to a nuerologist, an opthamologist, a standard eye doctor, and a family doctor. I currently have an upcoming appointment with the nuerologist again. In the mean time, I want to try to find some answers. Now, on to the actual symptoms.
- Headaches. These are not standard headaches, they’re hard to explain. I don’t know if I’d even call it a headache, but that’s all I know to call it. In a way, it’s like a lightheaded feeling where it hurts to look at anything, almost making you feel like you could pass out. I think it’s in my whole head, but it’s centered behind the eyes. It can be triggered when I do things like exercise.
- Shakiness/weakness. I hate this. I feel shaky and weak all the time. I’m always shaky to an extent (for example, not being able to hold hands completely still) but it especially happens when I do something like exercise. After exercising, my arms/legs/whatever I’m exercising will usually start shaking a lot.
- Eye problems. Other than the headaches I mentioned, I have other eye problems. I have many things in my field of vision. Something that I like to call “eye static” (don’t know the official term for it), floaters, flashes of light after blinking, lines floating by, tiny little moving dots that look like bugs, etc. All of this 24/7.
- Depression/anxiety/OCD-like symptoms. I wasn’t going to mention this, but I figure I might as well anyway. Most of this is rooted in a religious problem, so I doubt that’s related.
So, yeah. I’ve got a few other issues that I won’t mention at this point, some of which could probably be blamed on my diet and a poor immune system. I’m sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I want to get in good shape, but I feel that these things are getting in the way of that. Any idea what the problem might be, and how to fix it?
If the doctors did all that and couldn’t find anything then why are you asking this?
Why did I get dizzy and threw up after I exercised?
SO, my friend dragged me into physical training the other morning and I am not used to exercising that much. I really pushed myself. I wanted to eat breakfast before but my friend said not to because I might throw up. -.- (irony?) So anyways, after working out I was sitting down, and I really had to use the bathroom(like badly) but I didn’t go because we weren’t by a bathroom. Then all of a sudden, and got bad stomach pains(nauseous) and i stood up. I was really light headed and dizzy and every time I opened my eyes, I’d see a bright light and my vision had like a white light around the edges, and it started getting hard to breathe and concentrate. So I closed my eyes for a second and all of a sudden, I threw up. And I’ve never thrown up before ( i know, weird) I mean besides when I was a baby(which i don’t remember) . And then I started dry heaving since there was nothing in my stomach. It REALLY HURT. So yeah. After I threw up and walked a bit, I felt better and I didn’t have to use the bathroom. What made this happen to me?
If your stomach hurts after exercise may be caused by several things:
A very common after exercise is the need for food, many people can burn 500 to 700 calories in a good workout, leaving the body hungry, so the stomach may start to hurt and have cramps, it is advisable to eat something fruit or a light meal after exercise.
Dehydration is very common among athletes especially runners, dehydration can cause multiple ailments, such as overall body pain, insomnia, headache, and irritation, fatigue but can also cause some stomach pains or cramps. It is recommended to hydrate constantly as you exercise taking small amounts of water regularly.
Heartburn. People who train hard in the gym frequently have some heartburn, this is because during weight lifting in the stomach pressure increases dramatically, this pressure can cause stomach juices into the esophagus rise causing heartburn. Also, runners and other athletes can suffer from heartburn. One way to prevent this acidity is eating an antacid before exercising, eating a diet more rich in alkaline foods, like vegetables, eat less sugar, fat and irritating if the problems persist, consult a gastroenterologist.
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