Ok, friends, I am in need of medical advice. For about a week now (maybe almost two...I haven't really kept track) I've had headaches every.single.day. Usually they start mid-morning, and if I take something they go away until mid-afternoon. If I don't take anything, they'll last all day or come and go until I decide I need something for it. Usually something mild like Bayer or Aleve will do the trick, but I'm wondering if I need something more potent and ,if so, what?
In fact, I've been feeling so cruddy that I went out and took a few pregnancy tests (my husband thought I was insane). All of them have come back negative (as I deep down knew they would), but that just shows you how "hormonal" I'm feeling. Sometimes I feel so nauseous that I swear it HAS to be morning sickness. Not every time do the headaches have nausea accompanying them though. I'm not sensitive to light anymore than I usually am, nor is my vision really affected. I've never had migraines before, so I'm not sure if this is one or not.
Typically the headaches are on the very top of my head- a sort of crushing pain. It literally feels like someone's sitting on my head. Of course I watch way too much medical dramas and have myself convinced that I have a brain tumor (yes, I realize I'm a total hypochondriac).
I haven't seen a doctor yet because, quite frankly, I'm not sure who the heck to see. Do I see my primary just to be referred to someone else or be told to "wait and see", or do I go to a specialist, or my OBGYN? With our insurance it's not exactly like I have the luxury of hopping back and fourth to doctors. Also, I don't want to jump the gun and go running to the doctor if there's something I can be doing on my own to help. I know for a fact that I have not been drinking enough water (thanks to the nausea), nor keeping a regular sleep schedule. Could that have an effect?
Have you or someone you know had a similar experience? If so, please let me know what you did! I am so tired to telling my kids, "Mommy has a headache". These headaches are a real pain in the...well, you get the idea.