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Friday, 3 April 2009

I'm Suffering From Severe Headache

I've been suffering from constant headache for few months now. Before, it could be relieved with Paracetamol but now, it is not effective anymore.

Sometimes, I just ignored it but it is always there, it would not go. If anyone of you knows more about this, please let me know as I'm getting worried and anxious.

I made an urgent appointment to see my neurologist specialist to give me medications because I was not given any medication to dissolve it except for Paracetamol. I can't take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as this will upset my stomach.

I'm always praying to God and Jesus Christ to get me out from this pain. This is my first priority now.

I'm getting to get worried now as you know that I have a cyst in my pineal
gland. My neurologist said that it is more likely that I have it since I was a child but just now, I noticed it and seen through MRI scan (magnetic resonance imaging).
He said that I have nothing to worry as pineal gland cyst is more likely to be benign, meaning, not cancerous. But you know, to my own point of view, it is not nice to hear that you have a cyst and of course, I will think of something else.

But he assured me that I have nothing to worry. The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, or epiphysis) is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain.
It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and photoperiodic (seasonal) functions.
It is shaped like a tiny pine cone (hence its name), and is located near to the centre of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join.

A pineal cyst is a fluid-filled mass that can occur in the pineal gland. True pineal gland cysts are not brain tumors; rather, they are a completely benign cyst. The cause of these cystic masses are not known.

The large majority of pineal gland cysts do not enlarge much if at all. However, some enlarge over time slowly.

Although a true pineal cyst is benign and usually harmless, because they can mimic a tumor, they often need to be distinguished from other cystic tumors which can occur in the region of the pineal gland.

2 comments:

Tey said...

scary to think and look what we really are and where all these pains are coing from.

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Anonymous said...

I have had a Pineal Gland Cyst since July 2005 when i was taken into hospital with Mild Generalised Cerebral Edema, basically swelling of the Brain. I have had regular MRI Scans every year since. Yesterday i went to see my neurologist to get the latest results of my recent scan only to be told my cyst has changed. It has got bigger and changed in density. I have headaches all the time aswell and have been perscribed a variety of different drugs. I take 2 drugs now though which seems to have a effect on my headaches. Tramadol (a synthetic morphine) and Gabapentin which works on the receptors in the Brain apparently blocking the signals of pain. If all your still taking is paracetamol !! Please go to your GP and ask for these because you shouldn't have to suffer in constant pain and the only way i eventually got treated was with persistance and trial and error with lots of different drugs. Hope this helps and wish me luck with seeing the neuro surgeon soon. Natalie

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