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Topic: Radiation and headaches

Forum: Radiation Therapy - Before, During and After — What to expect from treatment and ways to cope with side effects.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012 03:10PM

capers10 wrote:

Hello friends,

I had my first radiation treatment today.  I have the worst headache....is this a side effect??

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Apr 25, 2012 11:50PM Califgirl12 wrote:

I don't think so, I would say its stress. I am on treatment #5 and I was dizzy and nauseated. The RO told me...it's all in your head! Nice huh?

Dx 12/20/2011, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 12/22/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 06/29/2012 Surgery 01/12/2012 Lymph node removal (also called dissection): Sentinel lymph node removal (also called dissection) , Lymph node removal (also called dissection) on my right side Radiation Therapy 04/20/2012
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Apr 30, 2012 05:30PM momof3boys wrote:

Just saw this... I am on day 24 of 28 for radiation tx...I am getting the worst pressure headaches late afternoon, early evening. I was wondering if it's from radiation, also. I am not prone to headaches, and I know it's not my bloodpressure (low normal). Is it radiation? Exhaustion?

BMX w TE reconstruction 11/11/11, 4 TC, 3/12, 25 Rads 5/12 Tamoxifin 6/12, Prophalactic hysterectomy 12/18/12, Oncotype 16 Dx 10/14/2011, ILC, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 30, 2012 11:33PM stephN wrote:

Hey y'all, I had a horrible headache and neckache the whole time I was in radiation, so much so that the RO ordered an MRI to rule out mets.  The headache went away after I took muscle relaxers for ten days and as soon as I switched to boosts, the neckache went away.  It was the position that I was in for treatment and the tension of it all.  

I don't know if that's the case for everyone, but it was the case for me!  


DX 7/12/11 DCIS w/IDC microinvasion, Stage 1, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+