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Posted By : Queener - 6/29/2017 6:41 AM
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.
GERD/Fibromyalgia/Degenerative Disc Disease/Osteoarthritis

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

Posted By : straydog - 6/29/2017 6:55 AM
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.
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Posted By : Queener - 6/29/2017 7:31 AM

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.
GERD/Fibromyalgia/Degenerative Disc Disease/Osteoarthritis

Posted By : straydog - 6/29/2017 8:53 AM
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.
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Posted By : Queener - 6/29/2017 9:54 AM
Susie, that's what it feels like right now.
GERD/Fibromyalgia/Degenerative Disc Disease/Osteoarthritis

Posted By : BnotAfraid - 6/30/2017 11:53 AM
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.

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Posted By : Queener - 7/5/2017 11:00 AM

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