I have been having migraine headachs every week or more

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   Posted 2/5/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Been having migraines and I don't know what is causing them. I have crohn's and thyroid problem and I don't know if that could cause them or not. But when I get them end up in emergeny room having get muscle relaxer and a shot just make it go away. I can't take any pills that have nsaid in it. Wondering if anyone knew what would be good to take. Because I talk to my doctor he just said go in dark room and drink some cafferine that doesn't help.

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   Posted 2/6/2009 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   

I strongly recommend that you see a neurologist. preferably a headache specialist. Endocrine and Crohn's can definitely be a part of the cause of your migraines or the migraines may be a part of your other problems...

Your symptoms do follow a pattern of a common headache disorder but, given your other health problems, there's a strong possibility that you're experiencing something called Secondary headaches--that is headaches caused by an external discrete ailment. Only a trained neurologist can make this determination accurately.

Also, as nearly anyone on these forums will tell you, self-medicating can be VERY dangerous. Very very frequently it can lead to making you headaches worse and, considering your problems with NSAIDs, you really need an expert opinion. That being said, I feel confident that you'll be able to control this new problem so long as you take the responsible steps. I'm sorry that I can't provide more specific information but I think it would be irresponsible for me to do so without medical training or intimate knowledge of your case.

I apologize if you already are taking these precautions and my warnings sound pedantic--it's just very important to tackle the problem in the right way as early as possible.

You have my best wishes and I will be hoping for the best for you,
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   Posted 2/8/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah the problem is my doctor tell him about them doesn't even acted like he's worried about it. Also give him paper from the emergeny room because they say talk to him about it but really doesn't do anything about it.

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   Posted 2/11/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
You as a patient always has the right to seek a second opinion. In the mean time, get a pad of paper and write down everything you eat and drink, when your migraine comes. Look for common factors to find your triggers. It's something a neurologist would tell you to do anyhow hehe. Foods, drinks, allergies, chemicals, long hair, grooming needs all can be triggers to cause the migraine.
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