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4 weeks of headache

My 14-year-old daughter had had a very bad headache for over 4 weeks now. It is only in her forehead but it is very painful and she cannot function like this. She has become sensitive to all sounds - she loves music and was looking forward to marching band.

We have seen all kind of specialist and they think she does not have migraines but other type of headaches, like muscular-tension type headaches. But against all kinds of medicines, her headache does not nudge. It seems to get worse with medicine. She had a CT scan and an MRI and we found out that she also has a benign cyst in her had that was probable formed in uteri. Docs do not think it is causing headache because there is no pressure on her brain. They are watching this, hoping headache breaks.

We also found out that she has dysautonomia, a malfunction of her neuro-system. Hers causes problems with her blood pressure. This might cause her issues with not reacting to medicines. This is all great but what should a young girl do to cope with all this? Any ideas?
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I recommend that because it is summer break, you keep her in her room and away from too much noise. Bring her meals and everything and occasionally check on her. You can put a cool cloth on her head which will reduce the pain. Headaches can be caused by the blood vessels in the head either not getting enough blood, or having too much pressure in the head, causing the vessels to not pump blood fast enough. Try putting her on aspirin, a blood thinner, and see if this helps at all.  
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Hi, Thank you very much for your question. For persistent headaches, possibilities like migrainous, cluster, tension and refractive errors that need to be evaluated thoroughly with the help of a neurologist here. Migraine like headache can be throbbing, one sided of face & head and preceded by aura (starts with blurred vision). Cluster headache may appear as burning, explosive in nature and tear appears from eyes. Tension headache originates with stress and anxiety disorder. Please arrange an appointment with a neurologist right away who will evaluate the further underlying disorders by clinically examine you & ordering MRI or CT scan here that may be the main reasons of your headache attacks & other symptoms and can provide you an appropriate treatment. Hope this information proves helpful to you. Take Care & Regards!!!

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