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Hi everyone, so off the bat I just want to say I'm seeing a doctor on Monday.  However... I have had chronic headaches in my temples for over 4-5 months now.  They occur almost daily around 3-4 oclock everyday.  They aren't so much painful as I know they are there.  

Usually I don't use advil/aleve but if I take a nap they usually go away if not they go on their own within 3 hours.  But I am concerned I may have something going on beyond this.  I keep teling myself they are tension headaches because I am prone to stress/anxiety and this year my parents have been going through a divorce plus I am in college.  They don't hurt when I cough or shake my head (i mean shaking your head vigorously gets irritating) I am not sensitive to light and I don't have numbness or weakness/double vision.  It's just a noticeable ache in my temples..and I will even say if I massage my temples I notice bulges on both sides (my veins?) There are no history or brain cancer issues in my family only that my mother passed away from Stage IV breast cancer. 

I also occasionally get lightheaded.  Not dizzy or anything but I just feel lightheaded.  And occasionally I feel spaced out...I can't describe the feeling..but it's just a weird funk.  I also somethings get minor MINOR twitches in my fingers or eyelids.  I also have never had history of headaches prior to these 4-5 months.  I also know I get sinus infections commonly.  

 My question is do these sound like symptoms of a brain tumor?  I eat fairly healthy and I am at a good weight.  Or is it likely from stress/ I know I don't drink as much water as I need to.  Could it also be from being tense in my body all the time (into the stress category) I'm worried.  But I understand that it is what it is.  What do y'all think?


It does NOT sound like you have a brain tumour. Brain tumours or "brain cancer" have a wide variety of symptoms:

  • New onset or change in pattern of headaches
  • Headaches that gradually become more frequent and more severe
  • Unexplained nausea or vomiting
  • Vision problems, such as blurred vision, double vision or loss of peripheral vision
  • Gradual loss of sensation or movement in an arm or a leg
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Speech difficulties
  • Confusion in everyday matters
  • Personality or behavior changes
  • Seizures, especially in someone who doesn't have a history of seizures
  • Hearing problems

Unless you have around 3 or 4 of these, I wouldn't worry about it too much. I hope this helps!



Did u find a solution to ur problem? I have been experiencing d very same prob. i too am in colg. And theres this constant pain in my temples. Just cant find a solution to this. Pls do help me out if u find a solution. :) so will i .