Thanks for your concern and suggestions. Lynnwood, I would never have thought about drinking water, but you're right -- it doesn't cost anything and it's good for us. Veronica, I've been putting an ice bag on the top of my head and the cold feels good, and Jen, my PCP and I went over food allergies, but since these headaches are relatively new, we don't yet see a connection. But I'll keep a log just to be sure.
The knot on my head was nothing. My doc and I both laughed because I don't know what my head is shaped like. I guess that means I should never get my head shaved. My hubby does every year to help raise money for cancer, and my step-daughter has started, and I've given it some thought but nah, I'll just contribute some other way.
The headaches are a variation of a migraine - ice pick migraines she called them. I thought there was only one kind of migraine and I've had those before and these are different. Des, what's the third kind? You can't be having all three! Ouch!!! What do you take for them? She gave me some samples of migraine meds and they work better than tramadol. Of course, anything helps better than tramadol. I've had it pretty bad today but it has finally quit hurting. Thanks Hippi. The meds are relpax, avert, and maxalt. She told me to figure out which one works for me. I took the relpax yesterday and after the second one got some welcome relief. I tried one of the others today (you disolve it on your tongue) but it have me acid reflux, so I'll probably stick to the relpax.
It sounds like nearly all of you suffer from headaches. I'm going to try to learn a lot more about them from my rheumy in 10 days or so, and will report back what I learn. There's absolutely no reason to have to be in pain. We believe that, don't we.
Well, I'm off to watch SNL and then off to bed. Happy Memorial Day to all of you. Let's all get some rest. And thanks again for your concern and support. I really needed it this time!
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