thanks for taking time to reply back to me, yes the quy i am seeing in queen square is from the national insitute of nurology. going into queen square on 14th jan for one week, for lots of tests including sleep study MRI and unfortunately Lumbar puncture, but must have these done, Ive always said i would far rather someone cure my headaches than win the lottery, I just want my life back.
Ive worked so hard to get where i am, married too young with no qualifications then divorced as a single parent with a huge ambition to become a midwife so dispite weekly migraines went back to full time study for 5 years with no income stayed up most nights following heavy shifts on maternity wards to complete assignment after assignment.
Was indeed very proud to have gained a 1st degree, but within a year of qualifiing began having these awful daily headaches not migraines, i do get them still but not as often, these daily headaches are far worst especially when i get the severe pain in my face and eyes, I do still manage to go to work most days but its hard. Nobody is able to tell me why all of a sudden i developed these new headaches whats awful is I qualified had a good income new car trips to florida, OZ and New Zealand No STRESS and bang the demon appeared. I really can not remember the last time I felt happy my kids hate the fact that they see me more in bed with a bad head than any where else.
Ive even looked into a clinic in NEW JERSEY USA which claims to cure 95% of people with headaches and facial pain but I'm sure I would probably have to re mortgage my house to get this treatment and theres always the fact that this claim is a con to get money.
what has your experience of Queen Square been cus Ive heard great things just sad its taken 2 years to get seen.
I'm sorry to hear about your pain. Chronic daily headaches are horrible. I've had really bad sinus infections for a large part of my life, and the part of your face your are describing pain in seems to coincide with location of the sinuses. The ENT you went to didn't find anything wrong with your sinuses, or scar tissue in your sinuses or nose (this can cause frequent pressure as well)? I've never used it myself, but on other migraine forums migraineurs with sinus pressure and frequent allergies had rave reviews for the "neti pot", which is a pot that helps rinse out your sinuses and reduces sinus pressure. Apparently you can buy it online, or at your local health food store (here, I don't know if they are common in the UK as well).
I sounds like you have an appointment with an EXCELLENT specialist! YAY! Hopefully, like many of us, you will see a dramatic improvement in the information, care, and advice given by a specialist vs. all of the other doctors seen for migraines. Wishing the best for you!
P.S. ANN - Can you please send me information on Hemicrania Continua? Thanks!
hi charliegirl 65
i have been all over myself for cervical headaches. what health insurance co. covers going to london for treatment? how did you find out about this place. how does someone afford going there? please let me know
like many people who suffer i spent many hours on the net researching different specialists and i found ouchuk.org very good forum after reading many posts regarding queens square gor my gp to refer me which took 17 months but found out after if id joined ouch which i have now they get you a quick appointment within a month.
I too like Ann am from the UK. so its a NHS hospital so free for us Brits but to be honest i saw info regarding a new jersey clinic claiming to cure 90 per cent of headaches so i was willing to do that. Im going into Queen square on monday for 5 days for investigations. looking forward to it as finally found someone who cares.
dear ann yes if you can let me know where your doctor went to in the U.S.
dear charliegirl65 what is the name of the headache clinic in n.j. who clims to cure 90 percent of headaches
hi ann i would like you to find out if you can where the doctor you saw in the uk went to here in the us
to charliegirl you said that you came across a headache clinic in n.j who claims to cure 90 percent of headaches. who was it