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Posted by: Liane | 2010/06/29

WORRIED ABOUT MY MOM

my mom has been getting hectic headaches for years now. and every now and then she gets a really heavy one that she describes like this : " it starts with a feeling of intense pressure in my brain that gradually builds up to a headache that makes me want to pass out from the pain" 

we don''t have a medical aid and we don''t have money to send her for a brainscan... even the state hospital wants to charge R3000.00!!! i am so worried :(

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Hallo Liane
The state hospital should not charge your for a scan if a neurologist requests it. Have you seen a neurologist? Find out if your nearest academic hospital has a headache clinic ( phone the Neurology department or ask the Dr at Outpatients)
See also http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chronic-daily-headaches/DS00646
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/06/29

Hallo Liane
The state hospital should not charge your for a scan if a neurologist requests it. Have you seen a neurologist? Find out if your nearest academic hospital has a headache clinic ( phone the Neurology department or ask the Dr at Outpatients)
See also http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chronic-daily-headaches/DS00646
Dr Bets

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