I have been ill for approximately a year. I had Hodgkin's disease 17 years ago and due to the radiation treatment I have developed thyroid cancer. (3 tumors on right lobe, one on left. I am booked for a total thyroidectomy in 2 weeks. I have many hypothyroid symptoms despite normal thyroid blood tests. One of my major problems has been severe "migraine type" headaches complete with terrible debilitating auras. I have never had headaches prior to approximately 8 months ago when they began. One of the doctors I saw felt that the tumors were causing pressure on a vessel in my neck and perhaps that was the causing the problem, which brings me to the point. I saw my family doctor yesterday for help with the pain, (percocet and demerol were not working). He denied me pain medication and stated that it was probably stress and that I should try psychotherapy, or perhaps massage therapy or accupuncture. I was shocked and speechless. Prior to this dreadful pain in my head, I have never even had a bottle of tylenol in the house, never took any sort of medication and here I was desperate for help with this pain and am basically told it is stress. Please if anyone else has had this problem with severe headaches or migraines related to the thyroid tumors please let me know. I would truly appreciate any feedback.