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Severe headaches with vision problem, drowsiness and irregular period

i'm a 19 year old female who has been suffering from headaches intermittently for around 2yrs, but in the last 4-5 months they have become more severe. They usually occur first thing in the morning as a dull ache behind my eyes which radiates down into the back of my head and beginning of my neck. i also suffer from vision problems with decreased visual acuity as well as periods of shaky, blurred vision. i also have twitches which begun with just my eylids at first but have now gone on to affect my hands, cheeks, upper arms, legs and feet, with me sometimes having twitches in 2 or 3 areas at the same time. I also experienced numbness and tingling in my arms and legs and severe drowsiness even though i get approximately 7-10hrs of sleep each night as well as an additional 1-3hour long nap each day. i also have a history of hirsutism, clitoromegaly and irregular periods (although polycystic ovaries has been ruled out). my gp put me on inderal as he suspected migraines but this didn't work, just as all the other otc pain relievers havent either. any clues as to what i could possibly be suffering from would be greeatly appreciated as i'm beginning to worry that it could be something serious such as a brain tumor! Thanks =]
Asked On : Wed, 21 Apr 2010
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Thanks for consulting healthcaremagic. I appreciate your faith on us. This cannot be said as brain tumor initially without further investigations. But it would be better for you to consult  a Neurologist for this purpose. Many a times, simple anxiety and tension headaches produce a similar picture.

Answered: Fri, 30 Apr 2010
Infertility Specialist Dr. Nandita Thakkar's  Response
Its absolutely understandable that you are anxious about all the symptoms you have mentioned
the headaches and menstrual problems can be interconnected and needs proper evaluation and management
it will be best if you can meet a gynaecologist or an endocrine specialist and sort your problems
Dr Nandita Thakkar
Answered: Tue, 8 Nov 2011
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You have to go for CT Scan/ MRI Brain to rule out any disorder. Your blurred vision may be due to change in eyesight. Regarding your numbness & twitching you need to see Neuro-Physician which will be taken care of, as it can be to nervous problem. Take care thanks.
Answered: Tue, 8 Nov 2011
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