Constant headaches anyone?

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BigLucy
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   Posted 9/16/2007 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe my headaches are a direct result from my chronic conditions--I know it's not migraines, feel more related to fatigue, they increase when my UC/IBS is really active; also wake up--pretty much--every morning w/head pain. Last visit my MD suggested that maybe the headaches are related to pain meds, six weeks off pain meds and I may be headache free--we're not going that route b/c I also have other pain in gut, fatigue related, etc. When I wasn't on pain meds, I was taking up to 10 tylenol a day, just to get through work and things I needed to do (and not very effectively). I'm just not convinced that my head pain is related to anything other than to my chronic conditions. Any thoughts; your head pain stories? Furthermore, does anyone also suffer from feeling "out of sorts" all the time?
Dx Ulcerative Colitis 1999; IBS; CP: Asacol x3 x3/day, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Prilosec, Bentyl, Prozac, Endocet (as needed), multi vit, probiotic, fish oil caps x2/day, calcium 1200 mg./day, Prednisone (off/on, unfortunately).


Circa1988
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   Posted 9/16/2007 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Well it could very well be the pain meds, I have read that a lot of people have trouble with headaches when on pain meds. So do not just put that off as something that is not possible. At least consider the possibility.

Good luck getting your headaches under control,
Circa

BigLucy
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   Posted 9/16/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the response Circa. I would be more open to the option that it could be the pain meds if I didn't have the same headaches years before I was on the pain meds--you know, the years in the beginning of chronic illness when doctors try everything before giving you anything stronger.
Dx Ulcerative Colitis 1999; IBS; CP: Asacol x3 x3/day, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Prilosec, Bentyl, Prozac, Endocet (as needed), multi vit, probiotic, fish oil caps x2/day, calcium 1200 mg./day, Prednisone (off/on, unfortunately).


kota
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   Posted 10/31/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have chronic headaches too...some have been migraines....for me I have a constant pain in my upper body/neck area...have chronic fatigue and fibro. I also was diagnosed about a year ago w/ peri-menopause as my mo. not on schedule, very irritable, ect. Not sure if this helps. TC. Kota
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Dx: Fibromyalgia
Chronic fatigue
Epilepsy
Depression
Anxiety
Headaches
Mood Swings
Heartburn
Possible endometriosis
RLS

razzle51
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   Posted 11/1/2007 4:37 AM (GMT -7)   

alot of folks on the board now seem to have what sounds like to me Chiari symptoms.

http://www.chiarione.org/symptoms.html


Syringomyelia T4-T10
Chiari Malformation
Decompression Surgery 1999
 
"Sometimes You've Gotta Laugh To Keep From Screaming"
 

 
 
 


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