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mydogsandme
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   Posted 9/25/2005 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone first post for me here and I'm really hoping someone will reply. I must be a hopeless case as no-one has on other sites! I started getting these bad heads about 20 years ago and they seemed to follow the pattern of sinus problems. At least that's what doctors said although I've never had any tests. They've come and gone over the years but have been much more frequent this past couple of years and even more so these last few months. My doctor has given me migraine tablets although she's not 100% certain they are migraines. The problem is they change all the time! They don't follow a set pattern or begin after certain things so they're really hard to tell a doctor about! Can I just try to describe them and see what you think?Sometimes I wake with them and sometimes they come any time of day. A few of the things that can begin them are:sun, heat, sitting at certain angles and the cold. Sometimes I can feel my head blocking up within a few minutes. Sometimes it's like a weight over the bridge of my nose but more usually down the right side of my face- it's like one side is fine and the other side in pain. I do get sinus-like pressure around my face but also a pain in the corner of my right eye like someone pushing it. One of the most annoying symptoms is a pain down the right side of my neck. It's not a muscle strain as it doesn't hurt if I don't have a headache. These heads can last three or four days with no relief from sinus tablets. Today I woke with it and took a migraine tablet and when I woke again it was gone! Does this mean it was definately migraine? Sometimes the tablets don't work and I now feel very dizzy and sick if they go on a long time and I'm sometimes sick if I try taking a second migraine tablet. I'm sorry to go on but I'm at my wits end. and don't want to do anything when I have these heads. I can't sleep with them and don't know how to hold my head up with the pain in my neck. Does anyone have any ideas? Please!! 

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   Posted 9/25/2005 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome to HealingWell, mydogsandme and bethuk!

I don't normally post here too often, but I saw what you were discussing...I have one sided facial numbness, tingling, pulling sensation, on the left side and then I know those headaches are coming. I've been on Neurontin, so they've been better! They called mine Migraines with Aura. So I imagine it may be similar to what you have, Bethuk?

mydogsandme, my daughter gets what they call 'allergic migraines' and she does really suffer with these along with 'cold type symptoms/sinus congestion, etc.

I want to wish you both well and hope to talk to you soon!

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   Posted 9/25/2005 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
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   Posted 9/25/2005 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Mydogsandme,
 
From your description, sounds like you are a migraine sufferer, just like the rest of us.  Sorry to bum you out, but at least you found us to commiserate with.  It doesn't sound like your doctor knows a lot about migraines, so you probably need to bone up on your research on your own.  This forum is an excellent source of information.  Chances are good that any symptom or condition you experience, someone here has already delt with and can fill you in on how to deal with it.  You didn't mention what specific medication/dosage/frequency your doctor prescribed for your headaches.  This information is invaluable to us in order to evaluate whether or not we've had any experience with that medication before, whether it worked or not, or if something else worked better.  For future reference, give us as much detailed information as you can, like the kind of doctor you saw about your headaches.  We'll be glad to help if we can.
 
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   Posted 9/25/2005 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   

mydogsandme...

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!!!

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tysmyboo
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   Posted 9/25/2005 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Great post Leigh Ann!

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   Posted 9/25/2005 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   

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


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mydogsandme
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   Posted 9/26/2005 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone for aking the time to reply. I'm in the UK and taking Imigran. I was only given a prescription of 6 tablets! but have had it increased to 12 so I don't like to take them too often as it takes three days to get another prescription. I think I'll make another appointment.

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   Posted 9/26/2005 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Make another appointment and let us know how it goes!

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Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 9/29/2005 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello mydogsandme,

Welcome!

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:

  • one sided
  • sun, heat and cold can trigger them
  • pressure and pain around the right eye
  • sinus tablets don't work
  • migraine tablets do work
  • can't sleep with them
  • nausea

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.

Good luck!

 


Nicky
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   Posted 9/29/2005 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
The medication you mentioned, Imigran, isn't available here in the US, so could you fill us in on some of the details. What kind of medication is it, what's it supposed to do, when do you take it. how often, is it only for emergencies, etc... This kind of info really lets us get to know what your doctor is thinking, and whether you are getting good advice or not, based soley on our conglomerate knowledge base. Details! GIVE US DETAILS!!!

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   Posted 9/30/2005 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Imigran is Imitrex here in the US

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felipe
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   Posted 10/1/2005 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
hello
what about my question please ...
about this website..
edited by tysmyboo to remove link

Post Edited By Moderator (tysmyboo) : 10/3/2005 12:27:31 PM (GMT-6)


tysmyboo
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   Posted 10/1/2005 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Felipe...

What exactly do you want to know? This doesn't have anything to do with our migraine discussion? Please feel free to participate in our discussion here and ask questions...


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felipe
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   Posted 10/2/2005 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
i just want to know what you think about this site...
maybe it interess you all ...no ?

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 10/2/2005 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Felipe,

Please refer to Forum Rules under the heading Community to the right of your screen.

Rule number 10 states:

10. No posts of an overtly political or religious nature or posts promoting advocacy of particular personal, legal or political causes.  The forums are intended for offering mutual personal support.  Debating controversial subjects should be taken elsewhere.  Limited religious references are allowed (ie. "my prayers are with you" or a brief quote as part of a larger post), but the forums should not be used to convert others. 
 
We do not post anything of overly religious nature. Please do not post anymore links to your website or attempt to discuss this further.
 
Thank you,
 
Felipe,
 
Veuillez référer aux règles de forum (Forum Rules) sous la titre Community à la droite de votre écran.
 
Régnez les états du numéro 10 :
 
10. Aucuns message d'une nature politiques ou religieux ou favorisant la recommandation des causes personnelles, légales ou politiques particulières. Les forums sont prévus pour offrir l'appui personnel mutuel. La discussion des sujets controversés devrait être prise ailleurs. On permet des références religieuses limitées (IE "mes prières sont avec vous" ou une brève citation en tant qu'élément d'un plus grand poteau), mais les forums ne devraient pas être employés pour convertir d'autres.
 
Nous ne signalons rien de la nature excessivement religieuse. Veuillez ne signaler plus les liens à votre site Web ou n'essayez pas de discuter cet autre.
 
Merci.
Nicky
 
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felipe
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   Posted 10/3/2005 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
 
you don't understand....is not a Publicity....i'm not a seller...
i have any interess...
 
i do it for people from here...
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