how often are you having these??? They definitely sound like they have characteristics that could be migraine...I have read several articles that say that most of the time doctors now believe that what used to be called sinus headaches are really migraines. You may want to talk to your doctor about preventative medications that you can take daily to keep from getting the migraines in addition to things that you can take to get rid of the ones you do get.
read some of our other posts for things you can do to try to reduce the pain when you are in the midst of an attack, a warm bath, an ice pack...etc...
This is a great place to come and share info and have support so WELCOME! Come anytime and post often!!!
Teri- thanks for stopping in....come by anytime, tell your hubby and daughter to come by too!
Bethuk...WELCOME!!!!!!!! Heating pads are great to release tense muscles and relax soreness in the neck...excellent suggestion
Sorry it's taken me a couple of days to respond. I've been struggling with a headache.
Your headaches definitely sound like migraines to me - though I have no medical training just personal experience - for several reasons:
Migraine headaches are a real pain and can lead to more problems if you start taking a lot of over the counter medications or triptans. They can lead to rebound headaches, headaches that come when you stop taking the over the counter medication or triptan.
If / when your doctor confirms they're migraines then the best advice I have is to set a plan of attack in place. If they occur a few times a month have medications on hand, ones for when the migraine initially starts and then stronger for more serious. The nausea you describe could be from the headache or the medication. I take gravol to minimize it.
If the headaches occur more often then it might be time to consider preventative medications like a beta blocker or anti-epileptic. The popular one right now is Topamax.
Your doctor may also refer you to a neurologist who is the best person to prescribe a plan of attack.
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