So, my MRI turned out completely normal. No tumors, no lesions, no abnormalities. It is suspected that stress created the lack of menses and potentially the headaches. To confirm that my headaches are stress related, I was referred to a neurologist. I had that appointment today. Some interesting things came out of that appointment.
My physical exam showed nothing serious. He said that the headaches are classified as tension headaches, but that stress itself is not causing them. Based on my answers to some basic questions the doctor suspects something that never even occurred to me…that I have a sleep disorder that’s causing my headaches. What do we do? More tests.
I have to have an MRA done. It’s essentially an MRI to look deeply at my blood vessels to ensure that I’m not working on an aneurysm. This, he suspects, will show nothing, but it’s being ruled out.
The other test I’ll be doing is a sleep study. This, he suspects, will show that I have a sleep disorder of some sort. Hey, I’m just excited that this is an opportunity to sleep without interruption for an entire night. LOL
I was given a prescription. Get this…Zoloft. This is not for depression purposes. Supposedly, seratonin is a big factor in sleep disturbances. If this guy is correct, 50mg of Zoloft per day will eliminate my headaches.
What’s odd is that the simple act of missing a period led to all of this. Can you believe it?
I’ll try to keep you posted as things occur.