New to chronic headaches/migraines...need advice!

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ImAud
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 113
   Posted 3/22/2010 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
 
I've used this site before as a person who suffers from severe crohn's disease, which is much better than it was a year ago!! (35 day hospitalization, 3 units of blood, pulmonary embolism). I also now have peripheral neuropathy from my crohns, had endometreosis (now taken care of, but I have ovarian cysts constantly), so basically I'm in pain most of the time lol...
 
Well about 5 months ago the headaches started...I had some severe migraines, but then it turned into severe headaches every day non-stop. I was hospitalized for 8 days after having a headache for 20 days straight with no relief. I've been on fiorocet, lortab, tylenol 3, now taking anti-depressants, neurontin, and having accupuncture. I tried topamax, but the side effects were so painful (sharp tingling all over my body that wouldn't stop and I couldn't even sit still). Pain killers don't do much really, just dull it for awhile, same with the fiorocet. The funny thing is, the other night I took one of my sister's ambiens because I couldn't fall asleep and had something really important going on in the morning and my mind was racing. I've had ambien before in the hospital a year ago, so I wasn't worried about taking it. I had a headache at the time, and suddenly, as I became relaxed due to the ambien, my headache went away! I was just wondering if something like xanax has ever been perscribed for people with chronic headaches. I keep saying I'm not stressed, but I'm sure I am after all I've been through and all the things I worry about, my body probably is stressed out. Does anyone here take xanax for their headaches and find relief?

23 year old female
 
Diagnosed with Severe Crohn's August 2008 (hospitalized for over a month right after)
 
Taking...nexium 2x/day, remicade 7.5mg/kg/5 weeks, neurontin (for periperal neuropathy, secondary to crohn's), pamelor (for chronic headaches & migraines)
 
As needed...zofran, lortab, tylenol 3, fiorocet
 

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