I'm a 20 year old male university student from Ontario, and I've had a headache for longer than I can remember. I think I've had it for maybe a year now. It's been the cause of depression, stress, irritability, tiredness, memory issues, trouble speaking, and most of all its giving me a real hard time doing anything that requires focus. I struggle with reading, preparing food, learning new things, etc.
Its not even like its very painful, its more of just a discomforting pressure inside my head that refuses to go away. It's there when I go to sleep, and it's there when I wake up. I used to get this kind of headache whenever I was stressed out when I was younger, for example during exams or something, but it would never last a few hours after I've stopped working.
One thing that makes it much worse is exercise; specifically running. I used to run outside a lot but I stopped recently because I can hardly think once I've finished and calmed down. This 'after-exercise buzz' lasts for a day or two, depending on how long the run is.
I recently visited my doctor, and she was stumped. She signed me up for an MRI and an EEG, but I'm used to these "shot in the dark" tests not giving any new information. She also started me on allergy meds (they were acting up recently) and vitamin B2, but neither affected my headache. Advil and Tylenol both don't help either. My EEG is soon, but my MRI is not until November.
Could I just be really stressed out? I recently had a 3-week vacation after finishing my exams where I spent time at my cottage, with friends and family, and was basically stress free. That lessened the headache, but it was still definitely there. Now that I've started my new "Fall Job" though, its come right back to being debilitating at times.
If anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears. Thanks for any of your help.