I've been having headaches for 2 weeks now. It comes and goes. I took Ibuprofen for it and that seems to work but it still comes back hours later or next day when the drug wore off.
It started the Monday the week before when I was at work. Finally I went into urgent care yesterday just to get it checked up. The nurse practitioner gave me some nose spray and advised me to take allergy medicine to see if allergy is the cause. Due to the $5000 annual deductible, she and I both agree it's best to try to see if it's allergy first before I do things like CT scan to check for sinus infection or other stuff. She thinks it could be combination of allergies and stress. Because I have no other symptoms besides headaches and plugged up nose (oh, and somewhat deformed eustasian tubes of my ears since last year) that it's less likely to be migraine headache. But, I have never had allergies before. Many people told me people develop more allergies as they get older. I think I could be allergic to my job.
This is just going on for too long. The hypochondriac part of me cannot help but kick in every now and then... what if I have brain tumor??? The nurse said, well, we don't rule out any possibilities but let's see if it's allergies first or tension headache.
I have to say the nurse was wonderful (so was the doctor there at the same clinic whom I'd seen before.) She was not rushed, she took her time to listen. And in the end she told me to call her with any concerns since I have the $5000 deductible so she'll try to answer questions over the phone without me having to go in again.
Because of the headache, I have not been knitting much, just sitting around feeling crappy, and naps on my days off. And of course, like usual, I always wake up from naps with headaches. Yikes. I don't deal well with aches and pains. I'm such a wimp that my tolerance for them is so little. I did go for a long walk yesterday with Paul. That was nice. But this morning I woke up again with a little headache and stiff neck.
I just have one wish - my headaches will go away soon.