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Headache due to tension - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   Hi can I ask what your specialty is?
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I am a general practitioner.
User :   i am worried about a headache ive been having to the last couple of days
Doctor :   Please proceed.

Doctor :   I have seen your previous chat details.
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The doctors had suggested few things.
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has it not helped you?
User :   well i am a 21 year old female in pretty good health. my BP and cholesterol are normal. i have no known medical conditions. for the last 4 days i have had a headache. the first day it was like a jab feeling that would only last a few seconds and go away. but the last 3 days it's been a headache to the top of my head a little to the right side. i have no other symptoms. i am congested in the morning and have been expelling yellowish/whiteish mucas. but i am still so concerned this is a sentinel headache or a ruptured brain aneurysm
User :   well the advil has helped a little, but it doesnt help for long.
User :   and i cannot stop thinking about this being the worst possible thing....
User :   do you see people my age with ruptured aneruysms a lot?
Doctor :  
As suggested in the previous chats,
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Brain aneurysm usually present in the young age.
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But your history is not suggestive of an aneurysm.
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The best method of ruling this out is by getting the scan done.
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Are you following?
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You can consult a neurologist or a GP and get a MR angiogram of the brain.
User :   i have no health insurance... and ive had over 4 CT of my head within a 5 month period which i know isn't good for me....
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Doctor :   The rate of picking a aneurysm when compared to MR angiogram is low.
User :   but ruptured aneurysms are common in people my age??
Doctor :   There is no age limitation when a rupture of an aneurysm happpens.
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It is better not to wait till the rupture happens and to treat the aneurysm early if any.
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Have you followed?
User :   So what should I do now.... I mean does what i describe sound like something bad?? (and i DONT have a good threshold for period cramps send me into i know that this headache isn't THAT bad)
Doctor :   Relax your self.

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Your headache does not seem to be like aneurysm.
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The pain could be mostly because of the tension and worries.
User :   how about a sinus infection. I have had them often recently and everytime i have went to the ER for a headache, CT has shown a sinus infection deep in my head.
Doctor :   You can continue with the advil tablets thrice a day.
User :   and i have been having a VERY thick yellowish mucus from my nose that i have to cough out.
User :   and it is very dry in my house because it is winter
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You can also try deep steam inhalation.
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This will help for the sinus headache.
Doctor :   I mean reduce the mucous secretion you have.
User :   I have a neti pot. Havent used it, will that help (the stuff with the saline mix with water)
Doctor :   Yes.
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It will help.
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You can use tylenol cold and sinus instead of plain advil.
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As this will help in both mucous reduction and the headaches.
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If you develop fever then you may need antibiotics.
User :   So don't worry as of now you think?? i think my anxiety is getting the best of me. when im up and busy i forget i even have a headache.
Doctor :  
This is a good sign.
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It means the headache is not because of aneurysm.
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So you can relax yourself much better.
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So stop worrying.
Doctor :   worrying will add on your headache.
User :   thank you so much for dealing with me. i know i can be very jumpy and all over the place. you have truely helped me help myself ease my mind.
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Do you have any other query?
User :   no you have answered all my questions. thank you sooooo soooo very much,
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User :   okay, i will
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