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rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/27/2005 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
i dont know if it is a migraine or not, i dont THINK i have ever had one. im 19 years old, my dad and my 12 year old sister both suffer from migraines. it started like 3 days ago while sitting at my laptop i got a quick jabbing, but not too painful, pain in the left area of my head above my left ear. then the next day i had a dull headache kind of all over, but not too bad, mainly around the eyes and upper nose, etc. (i got over a sinus infection about a week ago) anyway im VERY nervous as to what this could be, have any of you ever heard of anything like this. its like a quick twinge in the head and if i touch it or rub it it can go away. almsot feels like a nerve, i cant tell though. please help as i have OCD and im terribly worried about it. my parents think its nothing to worry about, my mom is a nurse. but i would like some reassurance as to if anyone KNOWS what im talking about. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/27/2005 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks for the reply. i dont know i kinda feel it all over...somtimes its an all over ache and sometimes i feel the twinge around my left or right side of my head. its kind of scary...im just really hoping its not a tumor.

Jon R
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   Posted 10/27/2005 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Headache is typically one of the last signs of a tumor.  Don't fret.  They are rarer than you think.  I have had a left temple (tension style) twinge, that starts in the neck and fires up like a shock.  I've been MRI'd too many times  LOL.  Good luck to you

TCB

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rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/27/2005 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
thansk so much. i got in a car accident 3 days ago or so (i beleive the same day i started gettin the weird twinge and headaches) maybe that coupled with my sinuses has something to do with it?

tysmyboo
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   Posted 10/27/2005 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   

A car accident was what set off my "serious" migraines. I had normal people migraines before that and after the accident they became more frequent and more severe. It is definitely a possibility.

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hk4283
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   Posted 10/27/2005 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Try reducing your time at the computer/laptop. This helped me somewhat. Others' replies sound right--could be the result of so many things (stressors, etc). Also keep in mind that there are also many type of headaches. Hang in there. Reduce your stress, have lavender spray for your pillow, and maybe try some yoga/stretching exercises.

rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/27/2005 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks everyone

rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/28/2005 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   
my head really hurts today. its like all aroudn my upper cheeks, upper nose, eyes, eyebrow area. my eyes feel real like heavy, i think its gotta be sinuses. i think the weird twinges i was having on the sides of my head are from my neck. i think i mighta done somethin to my neck when i got in the accident cuz everytime i move my neck left to right it clicks. im hoping that is the answer to my problems, just sinuses and the accident, and its nothing SUPER serious.

also how can i turn down the brightness?

Pegasis
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   Posted 10/28/2005 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey--thought I'd check in to see how everyone's doing. Turning down the brightness is helping me some. My brightness control is on the front of my computer. There is one button for the brightness, but a separate button that controls the plus or minus to increase or decrease the brightness. After I've pushed the button several times to get the screen where I want it, the brightness box stays on the screen for about 10 seconds or so, then it goes off.

Only problems I have is that my husband wants me to put it back the way I found it! tongue

I have also drastically reduced my computer time and my diabetes is under better control, but I still have more migraines than I think I should have. My doctor feels I have a "good handle on them" at this time, so I'm just documenting everything I can think of that might have a bearing on each migraine. They are milder and shorter, but I still would like to have more than 12 migraine-free days in a month.

~~Rightcoastsurf~~most migraines seem to occupy one side of the head. So even though migraines do run in your family, you might be experiencing something else. Accident-related headache is quite possible. Even if you didn't feel any neck pain, your head might have noticed some tightening of the muscles that help hold it in place. Try some time in the shower with the warm-to-hot water hitting your painful areas for several minutes. Then wrap your head gently and lie down as comfortably as you can, as quietly as you can. If it helps at all, try that a couple of times daily for several days. It just might be enough to relax those muscles.

~~Pegasis yeah


Bill007
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   Posted 10/29/2005 6:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings, all suferers in your family need to see a cardiologist. There are 3 living in my family who have a hole in the top two chambers of the heart that didn't close after birth. This caused my migraines for 40 years. The cardiologist used a technique called TEE which showed the problem. The fix took only an hour in non-invasive surgery (thru the arteries in my legs.) No more migraines for me and my daughter. My grandaughter has the same heart problem, many do but don't know it. She someday will get it fixed when she is old enough. For years I thought I had a tumor. Thank God for my cardiologist, Dr. Ahmed in Johnson City, NY. No migraines, life is fun now. God Bless You and your family, -Bill

rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/31/2005 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks i dont know if i really am a migraine suffererer. it stinks cuz my headache is almost all gone except when i shake my head i can feel it one the left side. i have OCD so i keep worrying that i have a tumor and my parents dont think i need to go to a doctor. they think its a combo of having a sinus infection last week, surfing, weight lifting, and getting in 2 car accidents this past week...but i dont know i keep worrying...ERRRR!

rhonnie
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   Posted 10/31/2005 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
ask your doctor about trigeminal neuralgia.

rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/31/2005 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
yea...i heard about that, im just praying to god right now its not a tumor:(

Jon R
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   Posted 10/31/2005 7:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Are you slurring your words?

Do you have numbness?

Stroke like symptoms??

Are your pupils pretty much equal and reacting properly???

 

Don't worry..I'd bet almost anything you don't have one.  No headaches, then a car accident..my guess is it has something to do with that..You are probably making it worse by stressing over the fact that you think you have a tumor.

If it is going to bug you forever, request a CT or an MRI.  Then you will feel satisfied.

 

Take care

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rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/31/2005 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
been checkin my pupils they are fine, not slurring words, i can remember things fine, no nausea, etc.


the only thing that does happen is when sitting in a car or sittin on my computer i do get cold feet and they sometimes tingle until i switch positions and move them around...ive had cold feet like this for awhile though... thanks for the replie jon, get back to me!

tysmyboo
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   Posted 10/31/2005 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   

PEGASIS....

I have missed you!!!!


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Jon R
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   Posted 10/31/2005 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Rightcoastsurf-
Sounds like everyday problems (minor minor minor) or, to be honest, (take it from one who has and have had it) ANXIETY/STRESS.
 
How do you feel after a hot shower?
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rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 10/31/2005 10:49 PM (GMT -6)   
after hot showers i feel fine. my hands get cold sometimes while typing on my laptop for awhile and my feet get cold often and have been for awhile. i sometimes feel tinglyness in my feet lately but i think this COULD be due to me just THINKING im feeling the tingle or could just be the bad circulation. like i said ive had cold feet for a while now. hoepfully thats nothing big. i have OCD so its hard for me to get certain things out of my head once they are in there but i am tying. my head doesnt hurt like it did and i feel pretty good, other than the feet! thanks again for the reply, i hope you can continue to help me out! :)

Jon R
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   Posted 11/1/2005 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   

I am nowhere near a Doctor or anything, but it does sound like your OCD has turned towards the anxious side as well.  Being that you have OCD, and possible anxiety which could tinker into depression, why don't you get a CT Scan to set your mind at ease, or at least a Dr. appointment.  They can give you a physical/neurological exam and tell you if something is not working right..at least get a Dr's point of view (if that makes you feel better).

 

TCB

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Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 11/1/2005 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello rightcoastsurf,
 
Welcome to the Migraine - Headache Forum. We're here to provide support and listen. We're not here to diagnose illnesses as the majority of us don't have any medical training, just a lot of personal experience with headaches.
 
I understand that you are concerned about your head pain and the possible cause. I also understand that you have diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder).
 
When I am concerned about my head pain I visit my doctor, explain my symptoms and let him recommend / conduct any tests he feels are necessary and make a diagnosis. I recommend a similar course of action for you. I take this action whenever I notice a "drastic" change in my head pain.
 
If you see a psychologist / counsellor / psychiatrist, I recommend that you discuss your symptoms with this persona as well. He / she might be able to help you distinguish between regular aches and pains that come with age and signs of something more serious.
Nicky
 
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rightcoastsurf
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   Posted 11/1/2005 12:19 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks...yea im not so much trying to get a diagnosis as im trying to see if these pains have been felt by anyone else on here? my parents have tried to assure me that im fine because everything else is ok and my head now only hurts if i shake it a lot it hurts in this one area...they think its the sinuses and the car accidents i was in (2 these past 2 weeks)...so yea i was just trying to gauge whether or not most of you thought it was something SUPER serious, just based on what you know or have felt before. thanks so much so far for all the replies it has really been a huge help!

Pegasis
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   Posted 11/3/2005 10:39 AM (GMT -6)   

~~~~~~~~~~~Sara~~~~~~~~~~~~I miss you too!!!!!

~~~~~~~~~~~Nicky~~~~~~~~~I'm glad to see that you are so active here. It looks like you are doing much better than you were a couple of months ago!

~~Rightcoastsurf~~I'm also glad to see that your head pain has improved. You know what the doctor says when you tell him that it only hurts when you shake your head really hard? "Don't shake your head really hard!" Ha Ha.  I think this time, it probably was because of the car accident or accidents or maybe sinus. But maybe it would be good for you to talk with someone about your OCD. Sometimes the YMCA offers low cost couseling. You could call a hot line and ask for a referral. OR, you could go to the library and check out a book about OCD. Sometimes just arming your brain with more information can help you cope. Finding a website forum, like this one, might help, also. Good luck to you!

~~Pegasis yeah


Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 11/3/2005 3:50 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Pegasis,

It's nice to see you back here. We all miss you. I'm doing better, though I've had a headache for over a month. I'm learning how to live with headaches. :-) I find it a lot easier knowing there are others out there going through the same thing.

How are you doing?

 


Nicky
 
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Pegasis
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   Posted 11/4/2005 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Nicky, as with you, I'm learning how to live with migraines. Being VERY thankful for migraine-free days, however few they are. Hoping for a miracle that will take them away more often.

I am pleased with the effects of Migralief and wondering if that is helping me any more than the Topamax, since my increase in days without migraines coincides with both the 90days since I started the Migralief and about a month since I increased the Topamax. But 12 days free of migraine in 4 or 5 weeks was really nice! I keep careful records and had lots of smile faces to show my doctor tongue   There were only 3 happy faces at my previous visit.

Although I still have frequent migraines, Nicky, and other readers, the majority of my headaches are milder and easier to cope with.

I REALLY recommend that EVERYONE** should try the dietary supplement Migrahealth/Migralief. It is recommended by many doctors who treat migraines. It contains Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 200mg [yes, that's a lot!] Magnesium, and Feverfew. Take it twice a day. It takes about 90 days to get the full effect of this supplement. You continue to take it twice a day after that. It is highly effective! The only problem is that some people give up before that 90 days is up. Don't give up. Keep taking it.

**But you should ask your doctor(s) first. People who are taking medicines, in addition to those prescribed by their migraine doctor, should be especially careful to discuss taking this medicine with any other doctor who treats them, as well.

(I am not selling this stuff. You can buy it at Wal Mart and some independent pharmacies that you might find in large medical buildings.)

~~Pegasis

P.S. Nicky, I should probably have put this somewhere else, huh?


tysmyboo
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   Posted 11/4/2005 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Pegasis...
Fill me in, whats been going on? How are you feeling?
 
I started a new job, went to another family funeral, car broke down, no phone, love of my life shipped out to Iraq today....hmmm....everything drama related that can happen has happened. I am exhausted, stressed out and migraine-ridden!
 
I hope you are well....
 
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