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Forum Name: Headaches
|SgtSavage - Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:48 pm||
My roommates 13 year old son has been suffering from severe headaches for the last 6 months, to the point of tears (she says he has screamed a few times at night).
Her husband pasted away a few years back due to cancer which spread to his brain. Her major concern is her son might have cancer now, as a MD told her it (being cancer) can be passed down from generation to generation.
1) She wants to get an MRI done, the time frame they are giving her ( roughly 4-5 months) is not to her liking, is their anything she can do to expedite the time frame they are giving her? *Her main through is she just wants to either strike cancer off the list of possibilitys or start treatment NOW*
2) Are their any really good over the counter meds that could help more then ibprofen, asprin, ect ( the normal head ache stuff) or vitamins/supplements that might help lessen his headaches?
3) I know this is a horrid question because the list is probably to long.. but besides cancer and migraines what else could this be?
I appreciate any time put in this, I am not looking for a magic pill, just more of some silver lining to show her to help support her and her son alittle peace at mind.
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat May 01, 2010 9:23 am||
Hello,Before anything let me tell you the RedFlag Symptoms relating to headache that needs scrutiny.
A new different headache unexperienced
Associated nausea and vomiting
Visual or neurological symptoms
Paralysis,difficulty in coordination.
Clouding of conciousness
Fever and stiff neck
Odema of optic disc known as papillodema.
As you can see the absence of these would make one think of tension headache.Do consult your doctors but quit worrying.
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