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Toodles
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   Posted 12/20/2006 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, guys! I have crohn's, but I was wondering if you guys could help me with getting some information. I think I'm having migraines.  
If there's a website to look at that you would recommend, that would be wonderful.  
I think I'm getting them, but I have no idea what to look for except the light and smell sensitivity.
 
Any information would be helpful.
Thanks :-)
 

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 12/20/2006 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry to hear this...try this link to take a headache assessment and check back to let us know.

http://health.discovery.com/centers/headaches/assessment/assessment.html
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Toodles
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   Posted 12/20/2006 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the website and it said if you answered yes to questions 6-13 then more than likely they're migraines.
 
The pain is intense and I want to say sharp (kind of). It's right behind my right eye and it hurts.
But the right side of my face is hurting. It started with my cheek hurting and my jaw felt sore as well. My dentist thought it was TMJ, but I just feel it's something else.
The pain has moved up to my temple and now it's staying behind my eye and the back of my head. And I can feel it on my forehead, but not where my sinuses are, rather higher and it goes straight down into my eye.
 
My doctor sent for a CT Scan so I'm in that two week wait period.
 
Does anyone know what can aleve the pain?
I'm allergic to aspirin and am thinking of calling my doctor for something stronger than tylenol for the pain.
 
Thanks for your response, Hopeful. It was helpful. :-)

2mom
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   Posted 1/2/2007 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like my migraines. I went to an ear nose and throat doc and he said it's probably a combination migraine/sinus / allergy headache. I take rx imitrex and it works great. If you use over counter med i use excedrin, but i think yhat has asprin in it. claritin along w/ 2 tylenol also helps me. Ask for the claritin from the pharmacist, it's not a rx but they have to keep it behind counter.

CRANKY 1
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   Posted 1/2/2007 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Dearest Toodles,
 
Welcome to the Migraine board.  Your description of you pain symptoms was excellent, just as if I had written it by myself.   I doubt seriously if your sinuses are actually involved (allergy wise), as migraine pain generally covers one side of you head or the other.  The pain in your jaw, probably TMJ, is a major trigger for me.  The pain behind my right eye feels like an ice pick was stuck in it.  By the way, how often do you get these headaches?
 
When you get the attack, are you nauseous or do you vomit?  Are you sensitive to light or sound?  These are very common with migraines.  I get them all with my attacks.  Do you have any symptoms when your headache begins, like flashes of light or rings around light sources?  If so, you would have what is called "auras", a sign of "classic" migraines.  If you don't have these warning signs, you would have "common" migraines. 
 
People with classic migraines get a little extra advance warning that a migraine is coming on.  At this point, you can take what is called an "abortive" medication, which usually prevents the migraine from taking hold.  Usually, people with frequent migraines take a medication called a "preventative".  They also usually have some type of "breakthrough" pain medication, in case the abortive doesn't work after a period of time.  There are several choices for all three types of medications, based on your current health situation and any medical problems you might have.
 
You should discuss this with your doctor as soon as possible.  I find it strange that he ordered a cat scan before discussing symptomology and medications, or at least giving you some samples while you are waiting for the cat scan.  Doctors are very hesitant to call in pain prescriptions over the phone, so you should try to see your doctor as soon as possible, maybe on a walk-in basis.
 
Hope this information helps, and let us know how you are doing.
 
Leigh Ann cool

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