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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hello
User :   ok i have a few questions
Doctor :   please proceed

User :   im 21 year old female, and since monday ive been having a pressure headache in my forhead
User :   i had a CT scan last week due to a fall, and they said everything was normal. Would they be able to see if anything was wrong with me?
Doctor :   if the ct scan of brain is normal than there is no structural abnormality
Doctor :   are you taking any medications for pressure headache?
User :   ive tried aleve but that doesnt help...
Doctor :  
do you suffer from anxiety?
User :   yes bad
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
this is the cause for the pressure headache
Doctor :  
and also the feeling of uneasiness
User :   yeah i just got freaked out... thinking about a unruptured anerysum or something
Doctor :   ct scan is normal meaning the aneurysm is not there
User :   are u sure
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :  
very much
Doctor :  
CCT is the investigation of choice to detect the aneurysm of brain vessels
User :   but would they be able to see one just from CT scan?
Doctor :  
User :   i just read about it and it gets me so freaked out
Doctor :   there are so many causes for headache
Doctor :   and more so unruptured aneurysm do not commonly present with pressure headache
Doctor :   most of the time it will be asymptomatic
User :   meaning
Doctor :   meaning there will be no symptom
User :   okay.
User :   but since i had the CT scan in okay?
User :   they would have seen it if it was there
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   in fact most of the time CT is done for other cause and incidentally an aneurysm is found
Doctor :   as the ct is normal not to worry
User :   ok phew i feel alot better
User :   so any suggestions for the headaches?
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
its the anxiety is the cause
Doctor :   so need to control the anxiety with breathing technique
Doctor :  
take deep breath and hold it as long as possible and release
User :   ok ill try
Doctor :   and you can take tab tylenol
Doctor :  
its both the tylenol and breathing technique that will relieve you of the pressure headache in short duration
User :   ok thank you doctor i feel alot better
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help you with
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