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Dear doctor. I have a headache wich now is lasting for 4 or

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Dear doctor.
I have a headache wich now is lasting for 4 or 5 days. When I wake up I hardly feel anything but during the day it get worse and worse. During the evening its at his worst. Could this be a sign of something bad like a brain tumor or so?
Its feels like tension headache. The pain is located above my eyes. (Forehead).
neuromd2012 :

Welcome to Just Answer. I am an Adult Neurologist and was contacted to answer your question.

neuromd2012 :

Hello

neuromd2012 :

certainly from your description, a tension headache would be the most common

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cause

Customer: But could that last for days?
neuromd2012 :

Could it be a brain tumor, yes, but very rare in comparison. by at least 1:10,000

Customer: Normally it last about a day with me
neuromd2012 :

brain tumors classically give you headaches that are worse as you lay down,, worse as you awaken from sleep

neuromd2012 :

hi

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tension headaches can last for months

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they are called CDH

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chronic daily headache

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but you should look for other causes

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like sinus inflammation

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do you have any sinus drainage?

Customer: Can they appear out of the blue
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is the pain worse when you tilt forward

neuromd2012 :

tension headaches are stress related commonly

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or from stimulants like caffeine

Customer: I had alot of stress
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if you have blood pressure changes?

neuromd2012 :

well there you go

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that is the most common reason

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so what are you taking?

Customer: I'm a hypochondriac and I had alot of stress
neuromd2012 :

ok, well not to worry ok?

neuromd2012 :

try to lower your stress level

Customer: When I take a shower for example it reliefs my pain
Customer: But I start to worry because it lasting for days now
neuromd2012 :

well you need to focus on relaxation therapy

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using biofeedback techniques, to desensitize

Customer: So no brain tumor
neuromd2012 :

find a psychologist to work with you, using CBT

neuromd2012 :

no, no brain tumor, really

Customer: Without other symptoms
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correc

Customer: No nausea or anything
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no visual loss nothing else

Customer: No nothing like that
Customer: Just that annoying thight band around my head feeling
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I would try to focus on behavioral treatment and see if you can cure this problem

neuromd2012 :

right

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there are medications like Pamelor (nortriptyline)

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for constant daily headaches of this type

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ask your doctor about a trial with pamelor if this doesn't go away

Customer: I will see my GP by the end of the week
neuromd2012 :

great. good luck to you

Customer: I hope it will go away by it self now
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Dr Frank T

neuromd2012 :

focus on stress reduction and you will get good results ok?

Customer: Now I know that it is no brain tumor
Customer: Just one question. Is it right to assume that if you have a brain tumor you will get more symptoms than only headache?
neuromd2012 :

yes

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most tumors that cause headache are rapidly expanding

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so you should have other deficits

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I hope I was able to answer your questions

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please remember to rate my service if you can

neuromd2012 :

Dr Frank T

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