I have a diagnosis!!!

United States
May 18, 2017 12:37pm CST
Good news - the doctor said I'll live! OK - not that I thought I had a brain tumor or anything weird, I was still worried about my headache. My doctor let me talk and I explained how it started, what it felt like and what I've done abut it. He said it is a tension headache and Tylenol won't help much. He said the washcloth trick is good, but you can do the same thing with a heating pad and you won't burn your fingers LOL!! He said it is not a sinus headache, which I knew already. Anyway, I feel better talking to him about it! So I came home had lunch and then went in the pool! Now if it will just go away completely! Photo from Pixabay
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@JolietJake (29459)
• Olney, Illinois
18 May
I got a diagnosis today too, kidney/renal failure. I'll have to go to my regular doctor tomorrow to get a referral to a specialist.
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• United States
18 May
Oh. No..... Sorry to hear this.my husband and I both go to kidney specialist..Neither of us is working 100 percent.how did you get that diagnosis?
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@JolietJake (29459)
• Olney, Illinois
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill Because my Dad finally talked me into going to the emergency room this morning after I thought I had another stroke. Blood tests showed my kidneys are barely working.
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@nanette64 (9708)
• Fairfield, Texas
18 May
Oh my gosh @JolietJake , how awful. I sure hope dialysis is not in your future.
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@valmnz (11647)
• New Zealand
18 May
It's always worth the doctor's visit to find out nothing is wrong, isn't it.
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• United States
18 May
Yes, and I didn't go just for that it was my six month check up...so I killed two birds with one stone.
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@valmnz (11647)
• New Zealand
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill the best way to go!
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@Nawsheen (10637)
• Mauritius
18 May
I suffer from severe migraines and at times when i feel like i will die when i get those headaches. They are unbearable. Anyway i am happy for you.
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• United States
18 May
Thanks, I used to get migraines but not in the last 17 years.
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@Nawsheen (10637)
• Mauritius
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill the only things that help when i have migraine is to be in a dark room.
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@LadyDuck (90775)
• Switzerland
19 May
Same as my hubby, tension headache, it is true Tylenol does not help at all. The idea of a heating pad sounds even better than the microwaved towel.
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• United States
19 May
The heating pad you can control easier for sure.
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@LadyDuck (90775)
• Switzerland
19 May
@AbbyGreenhill I agree, I have heating pads and I also always keep cold pads in the freezer, you never know. When I hurt my knee, I used the cold pads.
• United States
19 May
@LadyDuck I have a few of those cold packs also - they do come in handy. Time for me to take a shower, the day is getting old already!
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@Courtlynn (11604)
• United States
18 May
You seem to have a much better doctor than i do. As mine just blamed my pain on sinus headache which i knew it wasnt.
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• United States
18 May
I really like my doc. and he spends time listening. I new it wasn't sinus.
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@Courtlynn (11604)
• United States
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill wish all doctors did.
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• United States
19 May
@Courtlynn He also spaces patients out - he doesn't give 10 appoints at 9:20. LOL!
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@just4him (67177)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 May
It's good it's not something more serious. I'm glad he didn't tell you not to use the wash clothe trick, but gave you an alternative. I hope it does go completely away.
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• United States
18 May
Thanks ...It's still there but mild
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@just4him (67177)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 May
@AbbyGreenhill Mild is better than it was. I hope it's gone by now.
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• United States
19 May
@just4him Right now it's good, but it still has not gone away totally. I just deal with it now.
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• Cyprus
18 May
Good to hear it's nothing serious. I have been having migraines on a daily basis ever since I gave birth to my first child, so I can understand your frustration and worries. If painkillers don't do anything, then it's best not to take them at all. Heating pad sounds good too. The washcloth works great for me.
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• United States
18 May
Once I realized the Tylenol didn't do anything I stopped take them. I had migraines for years, but they went away when I quit working.
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• Cyprus
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill So stress and exhaustion can do a lot on the body.
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• United States
19 May
@thehousewife Yes it sure can and I didn't think I was being stressed!
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• United States
18 May
I am glad everything is alright after all!!! Have a good day swimming and enjoying the gorgeous day there I bet!!
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• United States
18 May
Thanks, it is very hot, but also very windy rain is coming.
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• United States
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill windy rainy !! the weathers strange huh!
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@prashu228 (8868)
• India
18 May
Glad to hear that, but why did you think in such a way, I too suffer from severe migraines, have all kinds of thoughts at time, but once I get well I feel so silly..have a great day
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• United States
18 May
This is not a migraine, not the same at all, which is why I worried.
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@prashu228 (8868)
• India
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill glad that Everything is cleared
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@sjvg1976 (12665)
• Delhi, India
19 May
I am glad to know that everything is fine. Hope now heating pad is sufficient for getting rid of your head ache.
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• United States
19 May
It is back a little this morning, but I will use the heating pad soon.
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@marlina (50789)
• Canada
18 May
That is a very long headache, I hope it goes away completely and soon.
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• United States
18 May
The weekend was worse then whenen it started last Tuesday.
@nanette64 (9708)
• Fairfield, Texas
18 May
I tried the heating pad in the beginning but found the washcloth idea worked and felt better @AbbyGreenhill . The heating pad is just too bulky. I'm so glad it truly wasn't something serious.
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• United States
19 May
The heating pad I have would work fine, but I didn't even get it out yet...so far so good.
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@nanette64 (9708)
• Fairfield, Texas
19 May
@AbbyGreenhill That is good news to hear.
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• United States
19 May
@nanette64 I'm just glad I already had an appointment so time worked well.
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@tom_view (1745)
• Kolkata, India
19 May
keep calm and be cool.
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• United States
19 May
Calm is not a word I am familiar with LOL!
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@tom_view (1745)
• Kolkata, India
20 May
@AbbyGreenhill that means you are not calm.
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• United States
20 May
@tom_view I have never been calm!
@amadeo (35776)
• United States
18 May
now if your doctor can take care of mine.Mine is from the neck up to top of my head.It is cruel At times I cannot wear my hat.It bothers me.Give me a headache.
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• United States
18 May
Come see my doc!!
@amadeo (35776)
• United States
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill I know what my problems is.Not sure if I told you Have damaged disc in my neck.Causing this.Not all the time.But most of it. They cannot do much.Just do my neck therapy.
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• United States
18 May
@amadeo you have learned to live with it.....
@celticeagle (101974)
• Boise, Idaho
18 May
You mean to tell me that you have a pool and yet am still having tension headaches?
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• United States
18 May
I do not have a clue what I was tense about!!
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@celticeagle (101974)
• Boise, Idaho
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill ......How odd. Have you had an eye exam lately? Maybe it was eye strain.
• Los Arcos, Spain
19 May
Glad that its good news for you and now you can relax a bit more.
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• United States
19 May
Yes, good news, thank you!
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@tessastv (265)
• Inverness, Scotland
19 May
So glad everything's better and you're doing good! Happy it isn't anything bad! Enjoy your weekend
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• United States
19 May
Thanks and enjoy your weekend also
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@SIMPLYD (69758)
• Philippines
19 May
I can feel your relief, when the doctor told you of his diagnosis. I am happy for you.
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• United States
19 May
Yes, it was good news for sure!
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@WriterAI (2660)
• Bulgaria
19 May
Be healthy!
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• United States
19 May
I am trying, thanks.
@Shiva49 (7497)
• Singapore
19 May
Happy for you - sort of a placebo effect has kicked in before any treatment! siva
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• United States
19 May
No pills is a good thing.
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