- CASE FILE
Extreme headaches lasting 4 months with different symptoms each day, that slowly spread more apart. Soreness, numbness, clear/waxy discharge
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
The headaches suddenly started in November 2018 when my head suddenly began throbbing on one side in class, and left me dizzy and disoriented. The pain then turned to what felt like numbness in my head, that slowly turned to tension and difficulty breathing. The discomfort became so bad I almost fainted and continued for four straight months. During the time, the pain became different most days, some days throbbing, other days nauseating, other days tension, and sometimes numbness. And the pain was always in different parts of my head and neck. Often it felt like an extreme pressure, making it difficult to hear and causing me to miss school. Doctors gave me different antibiotics for infections, ear infections, sinusitis, and medicine for anxiety. (I was most often told that it was likely in my head). The medicines did nothing, but make the pain worse. I would have palpitations a random times, I was fatigued and unable to focus, and found myself becoming sick often. Sleeping became difficult from either the pressure in my head or shakiness in my body. Slowly things have gotten a bit better. I don't want to live with this chronic and random pain forever. Another thing was that I felt as though my blood sugar would drop often during the day if i did not eat as i usually did, or if i did not eat right before bed. (I would wake up shaking and with worse headaches). My eating habits had never been so fragile before, but my doctor was sure that I did not have hypoglycemia.