I'm prone to headaches. I've suffered from them for as long as I can remember. I remember my mom having to split a tylenol in two and crumble it up into milk so I could take it when I was young. For my first pregnancy I had a headache for 4 months.
I've constantly got a bottle of Tylenol or Advil within each for when they creep up.
I don't think I've ever gotten a migraine - with the whole aura-thing going on, but they've often been bad enough that I have to lie down, all the lights off, no noise, a cold washcloth in my head and lay as still as I can because any little movement is painful to my head.
During this past summer (what? is summer past already? say it ain't so!) I noticed I was getting headaches more often than not. I started tracking my headaches and when it got to about 45/52 days of headaches, I called my doctor. My doctor (and I) seem to think they are tension related - but he sent me off to get a CT scan just to make sure.
I had my CT scan on Monday night, and Wednesday morning my doctor calls me. Yes, he called me, not his office. As soon as I heard his voice, I knew something was up.
(this is the CT machine - very House-like)
"Christy, they've found something in the cat scan". "It's most likely nothing, but I want you go to back for a full MRI" "It may be a small aneurysm, but I'm confident it's nothing".
Of course all I hear is MRI and aneurysm.
So this Sunday I go back for an MRI. I'm fully confident that it's nothing, but I can't wait to have those results back assuring me of that.
A side note: I had only two headaches while on PEI (my 2 week vacation, pictures to come!). W hat was I not doing on PEI? Hot yoga! I came back, went back to yoga and BAM - a headache that night and the next day. Googling "hot yoga and headaches" resulted in learning that quite a few people experience this and maybe hot yoga isn't for me? Not until after the MRI at least!
Another side note: Don't google 37 year old female possible aneurysm - you will NOT like the results from Dr. Google.