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getting worried about a headache that wont go away

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milknosugar Mon 28-Jul-08 12:01:03

have had pain in my head for about 10 days now, its not excruciating but its always there. one side of my head, sort of behind my eye and towards the top of my head, quite a sharp pain, gets worse when head is upside down. i am getting a cold but wasnt when it started. cant find anything on google, does anyone think its a migraine or something? have never had a problem with headaches before, dont have a lot of time to go to doctors

EffiePerine Mon 28-Jul-08 12:02:34

are you drinking enough? dehydration gives me a headache, esp in this weather

and DON'T GOOGLE!

if you don;t want to go to the GP, try your pharmacist? Could it be something to do with your sinuses if you're getting a cold?

RubySlippers Mon 28-Jul-08 12:03:26

sinuses

the pain when you put your head down is a classic sign

ShowOfHands Mon 28-Jul-08 12:04:09

It could be sinus related, esp if an upside down head hurts and a cold's developing. Make time for the GP.

Midge25 Mon 28-Jul-08 12:07:15

Or need glasses? Might be worth an eye test?

spinspinsugar Mon 28-Jul-08 12:12:05

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spinspinsugar Mon 28-Jul-08 12:13:05

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CantSleepWontSleep Mon 28-Jul-08 12:14:03

Sinusitis. I get it loads exactly as you describe.

MrsJohnCusack Mon 28-Jul-08 12:15:15

sounds like my revolting sinus headache
I ignored it and now have a disgusting infection, had to resort to antibiotics which are making me throw up angry

do go to the doc though. the antiBs don't agree with me but they are making it better. everytime I moved my head I though it would fall off, now it's only if I bend right down which is an improvement!

milknosugar Mon 28-Jul-08 12:27:02

thank you all so much, i tried to post in a very calm manner but really i was worried sick. you have reassured me a lot, if it doesnt go when cold does i will go to doc. thanks again!

Helium Mon 28-Jul-08 21:36:17

Are you on the pill? Overweight? It could be IIH - look here http://www.iih.org.uk/

I had this and had double vision, horrnedous headaches.

Diagnosis should include looking into your eyes - the Dr would be able to see the pressure on your optic nerve.

HTH and doesnt worry you either!!
H

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