So I’m a 16 year old girl, I’ve been getting what I’ve thought was migraines since 3rd grade (at least that’s the first I can remember), but hearing about all these different kinds of headaches has made me question if they’ve really all been migraines.
I already know I get tension headaches about every day so I know what those are, and I already know at least two of those “migraines” were actual migraines… at least I think so. The ones that hurt like the devil on the side of my head. That’s what migraines are described as usually, and my mom gets them and she says yeah, those are migraines.
But the other headaches/migraines/whatever I’ve been getting a lot, they don’t hurt on the side of my head. They hurt behind my right eye every time and then my eyes start to water and my face gets really hot and I just get really angry and bothered by everything, but it doesn’t make my headache worse (it’s pretty much already as bad as it can get at that point). I tried looking this up and it said cluster headaches can do that, but I’ve only ever gotten these headaches once a day, even if it’s for the entire day. And they always start with funky-eye-things, like a Migraine with aura. Those sparkly tumbly things or the big black space in my vision. I get these headaches every day for like a week straight and then they won’t happen for awhile, or if they do it’s only for a day until they show up again every day for a week.
I’m just really frustrated with trying to figure out what’s wrong with me, and I don’t want to go to the doctor because they never seem to listen to me and then my parents have to pay for a wasted visit. So I’ll only go to the doctor if I have an idea of what might be going on. Please, help!