I am a 33 yr old very fit male. For the last 10 years I remember getting a dizzy feeling when I put my head back (eg. lying down on a pillow when my head tilts back beyond flat.
No problem although the last 4-6 months I have been having increasingly worse headaches. At first it would be an afternoon. Now it is everyday and I cannot do anything they are so bad. I just have to lie down exhausted and in pain.
My doctor thought it could be a sinus infection caused by my deviated septum so I just had septoplasty 3 weeks ago. This definitely helped my breathing although the headaches are still here. Frustratingly the doctor says maybe neck related or stress related.
So I will manage my stress (although this headache stress me out ha ha) and see the physio/chiro for my neck although is there anything else I should do?
I am freaking out as this has happened so quickly. I cannot work or study.
long story short. I argued with my gp as I wanted an MRI but he refused. After 40 minutes I got valium for anxiety and a CT scan so I would go away. Had the scan in the morning, admitted for emergency brain surgery in the afternoon. Brain surgeon said I had hours to live but for surgery. A month later and I am being called a miracle. a (fortunately) benign tumour larger than an orange removed and I am learning to walk again. I am alive though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi, So 3 weeks later and the migraines are so much worse that they are now waking me up at night even when I take nurofen.
I have gone to the physio 1-2 times a week since, received massages for my neck, acupuncture all over and it continues to get worse.
I got really frightened last week thinking perhaps a brain tumour then my friends said no way - not a brain tumour. I went to the doctor who suggested an MRI after checking my neck. He believes my neck to be fine.
So what should I do? My friends say the MRI is a waste of time and money yet I am really frightened.