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Do you have a history of migraines? It sounds alot like them, but with lupus its hard to tell sometimes. Most of my headaches are one sided or in the back of my head, but as you know we are all different. I hope you get some relief soon from all this. Keep us updated and take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus ForumSLE(’00), Sjogren's Syndrome, Raynaud's Syndrome, SAD, Depression, Herpes Simplex 1Piroxicam, Plaquenil, Cellcept, Prednisone, Xanax, Trazodone, Fosamax, Wellbrutrin SR, ValtrexOTC Daily: Multivitamin, Calcium, B-12, C, D; As Needed: Ibuprofen, Tylenol Sinus
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Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 3/21/2007 7:13:37 PM (GMT-6)
I have been suffering from some pretty nasty headaches lately too so I know what you are going through. I have found that a quiet, dark room and lots of rest really seems to help. I take pain meds when it gets really bad but I have also found that strong narcotics cause more headaches. I have also found that if I am the least bit dehydrated, the headaches are worse so try to keep yourself hydrated especially with water and juices. Caffiene helps short-term but the headache always returns and is usually worse. The other thing I have noticed is that if strong weather fronts (esp Lows) come through I have more headaches (must have something to do with my inflammation). Luckily, I live in FL so we don't get a lot of strong lows in the winter months. I hope you feel better soon. I am thinking about you.
I too have headaches that often turn into migraines. They started while I was deployed to Iraq. Once I returned I thought they would go away. I thought they were stress related due to being in Iraq. The headaches increased to where I was having them daily. Military doctors only wanted to treat the headaches. Now I am in Korea and on meds and when I do have headaches they last 4-5 days. My migraine medication doesn't work; only thing seems to work is morphine. It knocks it right out. Take care and I hope you start feeling better!
I hope your headache is better today. Take care and keep us updated when you can. Your in my prayers.
I'm glad the increase in pred helped with your headache. I hope this gets under control for you soon. You have been having a rough time lately.
I'm sorry your son had a bad flare today. I hope he is feeling alot better now. Please keep us updated on you and your son. Take care and get some rest.