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Devac  ·  418 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 1, 2017

Honestly, I didn't get smiley faces even in kindergarten so it was pretty much a "WTF, did I just had a stroke and can't read" type of situation. Took me a moment to get it. It did feel great. :D

    Are those headaches a norm for you?

Yes. Recently started getting much worse. What's annoying is the fact that I have been in the hospital for quite a while, got MRI, PET, EEG, buttload of other head/brain/abdomen tests on top of a four-day long Holter test and even a lumbar puncture to get some answers. It's all inconclusive. As in, no idea why my hormones are messed up and no idea why would I get headaches. They could be related, but my attending wasn't really a good person to explain it. He's one of those people who does not get that most humans aren't doctors. I would imagine that his talk about "the birds and the bees" would involve words like "oogamy" and "germ layer".

One doctor speculated that it could be stress-related, but I call bullshit on it. Headaches never occur during exams, training, talking with my family, public speaking or anything that actually does stress me. Last time I had one I was just about to eat a pizza and suddenly all smells became overwhelming, lights were increasingly going from 'normal' to 'too bright' etc. There are dozens of possible causes but I don't meet criteria for any of them. No tumours, seizures, bleeding or vein problems, no inflammation factors detected in dozens of blood tests eliminate most possibilities. So far I got sort of a placeholder diagnosis that holds about as much authority as the doctor writing "A migraine(?)" in pencil. :/