Hello everyone. For the past three years, Ive been experiencing dull headaches that have been on and off every couple of weeks. However, they have become substantially worse with time. Last July, I experienced the worst headache I had ever had in my life. My headache was so bad, I couldn’t leave my bed. My boyfriend had to carry me to the hospital. Once there, they prescribed Tylenol (typical) and sent me home without further testing. Of course the medication did not work but with no other options I sucked it up and slept it off. I woke up 13 hours later, oversleeping through my alarm. I am a 20 year old college student, so they probably brushed off my condition as general stress. Recently though, my headaches have become more consistent throughout the week. I’ll have strong, dull headaches on one side of my head at least 3 times a week.
I have also noticed that I have been losing my balance. At work, school, and even at home. I’ll be simply standing still and suddenly I find myself leaning to one side. I have not fallen on the ground yet, but I have been very close. I just catch myself every time, but this recurring situation is very weird. My hands have also become very shaky. I cannot hold things without dropping them at least once.
Maybe I am overreacting, or maybe I’m not. I was wondering if there was any reason for me to head to the doctors office. I have gone before, but they still believe it is because of stress. Not sure. Should I try a different doctor? Opinions?