I want to preface this by saying that I am in no way looking for medical advise.That said, I have been having these headaches for years. When I get them, it is either the same headache that lasts for up to 2 weeks, or different headaches every day.Recently these marathon headaches, which I have always assumed were tension headaches, have gotten worse; more pressure and with some facial paresthesias. So I go back to my doctor. She thinks that perhaps they are atypical migraines and wants to prescribe Imitrex as a trial. Because I have a history of HTN she wants to get an MRI first just to be sure that there isn't something pathological going onSo I go to the MRI, feeling foolish the whole way about what I feel is a wholly unnecessary test. Then I get the call last night. Apparently there is a >2 cm mass that they think might be a Schwanoma or a meningioma in the region of my cerebellum. Oh, and there are signs of a old occipital stroke.WHAT!!! I am 38 years old!So the radiologist wants me to go back for another MRI today with contrast, which I did. And the mass, which even I can identify on the study from yesterday....is not there on the contrast study. AND he now thinks that what he identified as an old stroke was just normal variationThe radiologist doesn't know what to say, other than that I need to repeat the study in 3 months to follow up......So, I still have a headache, am nauseous, lightheaded, and have left sided facial paresthesias. I may have a brain tumor, and these may be symptoms of increased ICP, OR I have a 2.5 week long migraine, OR I have a marathon tension headache.I am now waiting for my primary care doc to call me back with a plan.