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I am female 32. For the past few weeks I have been experiencing

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I am female 32. For the past few weeks I have been experiencing headaches. Not severe but frequent. I've had some facial pressure round my eyes and bridge of nose too, I was wondering if its sinus related? Ive been taking augmentin for the last few days but its not really resolving. I have no nasal discharge either. I have also been experiencing some muscle twitching and now I'm really worried I have a brain tumour of something serious
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

it could be sinus related or allergy related.

Dr. David :

muscle twitching can come from low potassium levels or excessive anxiety.

Dr. David :

I am a cancer specialist.

Dr. David :

brain tumors usually don't cause muscle twitching.

Customer:

I am particularly anxious

Dr. David :

you might need to go on allergy medications or a sinus steroid spray

Dr. David :

it sounds like you might need treatment for your anxiety as well

Customer:

I read somewhere that muscle twitching was related to a brain tumour? The twitching i've bee having is small and isolated, like an eyelid twitch.

Dr. David :

that sounds like benign fasiculations.

Dr. David :

and are not related to brain tumors.

Dr. David :

but they are related to patients who have excessive anxiety.

Customer:

Am I correct in thinking that most malignant brain tumours are secondary?

Customer:

Oh I see

Customer:

The twitching is in my arms though not my eyelids\

Dr. David :

it sounds like you are letting your anxiety symptoms get out of control here.

Dr. David :

you don't need to be worrying about having a cancer at your age

Dr. David :

or primary or secondary cancers in your brain.

Dr. David :

the twitching is from possibly low potassium or low magnesium in your system.

Dr. David :

and also from your excessive anxiety which you need to get treated.

Dr. David :

it is not due to a brain tumor, primary or secondary.

Dr. David :

also if you keep reading up on brain tumors on google, this will worsen your anxiety as well.

Dr. David :

it sounds like you have been reading up on the internet about brain tumors.

Customer:

Yes i have, bad i know. My anxiety is quite severe and I always worry about the worse case scenario but my headaches aren't improving and i was worried that the twitching was a type of fit

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you should see your doctors about your headaches and see if allergy medications like allegra or claritin could help

Dr. David :

and if a steroid nasal spray could help

Dr. David :

you might have migraines causing your headaches

Dr. David :

or dehydration or lack of sleep

Dr. David :

or caffeine withdraw cause your headaches.

Customer:

The headaches aren't severe and i was hoping they were sinus related, I've been having a lot of pressure around my eyes and over the bridge of my nose but its just not clearing up even with the anti bioyics. Unless its viral?

Dr. David :

could be a viral sinus inflammation

Dr. David :

or allergic sinus inflammation.

Customer:

The twitching is not a type of fit?

Dr. David :

no, the twitching is benign fasiculations.

Customer:

How long can that take to clear?

Customer:

Oh ok

Dr. David :

you can have fasiculations many times in your life.

Dr. David :

they are normal.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer:

No can I just ask if it was a brain tumour would I be experiencing anything else?

Dr. David :

if it was a brain tumor, your headaches would be much more severe and you would have seizures or nausea or loss of motor function or difficulty walking or loss of vision

Customer:

I have been having some nausea but no vomiting and eating normally

Dr. David :

that is fine.

Dr. David :

I am not worried about brain tumor.

Dr. David :

I have to drive to work.

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Customer:

Ok thank you, ***** ***** recommend seeing my GP or letting this run its course

Dr. David :

I would see your GP and see if allergy medications or migraine medications would help.

Customer:

ok thank you, ***** ***** isn't severe. Also the headaches are frontal and near my temples, is that classic of sinus? I'll contact my GP When you say i don't need to worry at my age, its not unheard of someone of my age or is it just very rare?

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Customer:

ok thank you,just one last thing, the nausea isn't severe. Also the headaches are frontal and near my temples, is that classic of sinus? I'll contact my GP When you say i don't need to worry at my age, its not unheard of someone of my age or is it just very rare?

Dr. David :

yes that is more characteristic of sinus headaches.

Dr. David :

it is very very very very very rare for you to have a brain tumor.

Customer:

Thank you Dr David

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