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Hi Cindy, I was curious on what kind of sharp pains
was it? Like Bad to a point where you cant stand
it that much or was it like light pains that were
describes as sharp because i started taking Zoloft
for anxiety/panic attacks for a month now, but when
i started about the second wee of taking it i had
got this weird sharp kind of feeling at the top left
center of my head and it was not a bad pain at all it
was only for a second or two but came and went
but the more i thought about it because i was worried,
it seemed to come and go again but was never real
sharp or real painful but i did get to a point to where
i was in the emergency room about it and was a bit
scared, and they gave me a little neuro test like, walking
on the tips of my toes to the ball of my feet and checked
my arms legs and everything else to looking in my
eyes for anykind of pressure to whatever else has to do
with the brain, and said that it is all anxiety related.
The reasone for asking is because i want to know how
serious it is as the doctors said to me that there is no
need for a CAT scan or MRI because i am perfectly in
good health.
Hi there, my sons short pains were very intense, almost crippling at the time - yet 15 seconds later he would be fine again. He was the epitomy of health, other than the pains in the head, and because of fitness and the appearance of a very strong fit young man, he was always passed over for any further testing.
It was only because he presented with such severe symptoms that a catscan was finally performed which ultimately saved his life - however it is a bit of a kick to the stomach to find out that there was no need for things to get this bad, if only someone decided to look beyond his physical appearance and actually listen to what he was describing and initiate a catscan in the first place.
Not every pain in the head will be a brain tumor, however for peace of mind I cannot see the harm in a doctor sending you for a catscan just to be certain. There is much to say if the neurological tests proved to be okay, especially the eye one, as the pressure does present inthe if that looked okay - then generally things should be okay too. My sons eye reactions to following the light is what made them do the catscan, oh and the fact that 45mg of morphine was not shifting the pain in his head at all!! He had major pressure.

Hey Cin,
Well thanks for the reply it helped a bit. I felt a little better
when you said that the checking of my eyes would give the docs
a sign if there was some kind of pressure going on inside my head,
and yet they said it looked fabulous in there compared to what
your son was experiencing. The sharp pain that i had got would
only be a couple of seconds and they weren't crippling but i had
never felt that before so i had got concerned about the health of
my brain. I still would like to try to push for at least a CT Scan, when
or of i go to the doctor just to rule out some things. But thanks
for the reply.

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