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 (37762)
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 (37762)
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 (12341)
• Fairfield, Texas
18 May
Oh my gosh @JolietJake , how awful. I sure hope dialysis is not in your future.
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@valmnz (12574)
• 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 (12574)
• New Zealand
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill the best way to go!
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@Nawsheen (22849)
• 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 (22849)
• 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 (112985)
• 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 (112985)
• 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 (42235)
• 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 (42235)
• 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 (85192)
• 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 (85192)
• 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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• 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 (20410)
• 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 (20410)
• India
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill glad that Everything is cleared
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@sjvg1976 (12674)
• 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 (58330)
• 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 (12341)
• 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 (12341)
• 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 (2070)
• 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 (2070)
• 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 (43782)
• 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 (43782)
• 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 (113004)
• 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 (113004)
• Boise, Idaho
18 May
@AbbyGreenhill ......How odd. Have you had an eye exam lately? Maybe it was eye strain.
• Pamplona, 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 (269)
• 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 (73861)
• 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 (3639)
• Bulgaria
19 May
Be healthy!
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• United States
19 May
I am trying, thanks.
@Shiva49 (9013)
• 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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@LeaPea2417 (13549)
• Toccoa, Georgia
19 May
I am glad you don't have a tumor or some bad disease.
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• United States
19 May
Thanks, me too LOL!
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