Should I see a neurologist for a new diagnosis of my headaches?

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Queener
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   Posted 6/29/2017 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I was seen by a neurologist back in 1999 or 2000 because of severe headaches. Since I didn't have classic migraine symptoms, cluster headache symptoms or tension headache symptoms I was diagnosed with "Chronic Headache Syndrome". In the years since that diagnosis, I have had increased headaches. The pain is mostly across the forehead from temple to temple, I have vertigo, nausea, floaters, star showers and sometimes sensitivity to light and sound. I have maybe 3 non-headache days out of every 7 days. I find now that I get very little relief from Imitrex or over-the-counter migraine pain relievers. My family doctor says migraine based on symptoms. I have been thinking about seeing a neurologist to see if a more specific diagnosis can be made. When I saw the neurologist back in 1999 or 2000, he did not run any tests but based his diagnosis on my symptoms and frequency. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Queener
GERD/Fibromyalgia/Degenerative Disc Disease/Osteoarthritis

Post Edited (Queener) : 6/29/2017 6:55:31 AM (GMT-6)


straydog
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   Posted 6/29/2017 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again Queener, I too had horrible migraines for years. I was under the care of a neurologist & urge you to get a consult. Since its been so long since you have seen one you really need to be seen. There are different medications being used these days. I worked in a highly stressed job & many a time after work I headed straight to the hospital to be admitted over night for care. My neurologist had me call his office & it was all set up for me to go to the hospital. When I had to stop working for other reasons, the migraines slowed down & now it is only occasional that I get hit with one. I also responded to you about your DIL's situation.

Take care.
Susie
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Queener
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   Posted 6/29/2017 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Susie,

I saw your response about my DIL and I thank you. I stopped working in May 2005 due to other health issues, but I also noticed a decrease in the frequency of my headaches. They started increasing in about 2010 and have gotten progressively worse. This is why I am thinking about seeing a neurologist. I won't be able to do anything until after September 1 as I am dealing with GERD issues right now and trying to get some answers and relief in that area before I go on to the next issue.
Kayly
GERD/Fibromyalgia/Degenerative Disc Disease/Osteoarthritis

straydog
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   Posted 6/29/2017 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Kayly, I understand what its like having multiple health problems. Sometimes, it makes us feel like all we do is out one fire after another.
Susie
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Queener
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   Posted 6/29/2017 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Susie, that's what it feels like right now.
Kayly
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 6/30/2017 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum.

Stress, worry, added tension all can increase migraine issues.

Never the less I would seek at 2nd DIAGNOSISTIC answer from a 2nd doctor, that specifies in the area.

Also, I might suggest, meditate and mindfulness for migraines. Some people find relief with this.
I am one of them.

Peace
Trina
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Queener
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   Posted 7/5/2017 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Trina,

Thanks!
Kayly
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