migrane or cervical headache?

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   Posted 6/25/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been taking fieronol for about 10 months for "migraines"  and then it just quit working.  I asked my PCP for something different and he gave me Relpax which I went home and looked up.  It can cause serotonin syndrome and I already take Ultram.  The pharmacist called my PCP for something different and my doc decided I needed to see a neurologist.
I saw him (neuro) today.  Without asking any questions or what meds I take or anything he diagnosed cervical headaches, which they could very well be since my neck is pretty messed up.  He did check my reflexes with that rubber hammer. 
He referred me to physical therapy.  That has always made me worse and in more pain and I am dreading it shakehead     Not sure if I should go or not, I did see a water therapy place up the road today, I'm thinking about seeing if he will change referrals.
Any suggestions or better yet......anyone else deal with these?
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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   Posted 6/25/2010 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that when I get tense, I get tight in my neck and shoulders. This use to give me headaches. It felt like the back and top of my head were in a vice. It seems when you get pain, you get tense, when you get tense, you get more pain. So it is a viscous cycle with head and neck pain.

I hope that you feel better soon. And the water therapy sounds like a winner to me. Much better than physical therapy. That never helped me either. Only seemed to make me worse. And I think I was even stressed with having to go in the first place. I hope that you are able to do the water therapy.

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   Posted 6/26/2010 12:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to a pain specialist after PT and he gave me injections. It helped but I still have pain and stiffness in my neck but no headaches.
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