About 5 weeks ago, I felt a pressure behind my eyes and didn't think much of it. I put it down to using the computer FAR too much, being a smoker and too much caffeine. The symptoms disappeared, then about 4 weeks ago I got a head cold (runny nose, headache and sore throat).
This persisted quite a while, and I still have a slightly blocked nose and a minor headache. I've been taking paracetamol for the headache ALMOST daily for the past 4 weeks. I then heard this could be a symptom of brain cancer.
My GP is phone-calling me tomorrow morning.
One morning I woke up, and my head was very sore. I took paracetamol and it cleared away.
Problem is, I still have a minor headache when wakening up and it persists throughout the day...Paracetamol/ibuprofen seem to help.
I'm a hypocondriac, so not too sure if I'm imagining symptoms.
Could I have a tumour? Should I demand an MRI from my Doctor?
I would see your regular doctor first to rule out basic things like sinus infection. Then you could always consider an ENT.
Sounds like typical sinus issues and I definitely wouldn't jump to the idea that it's a tumor. Stress, allergies, sinus infection... so many more likely causes.
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