Ease my anxiety over this.....

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supertracy
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   Posted 1/26/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I have never had a migraine before. I do have a family history of migraine, my grandmother got them bad, my aunt, my niece started to get them when she was three.
 
Last Sunday I got a headache, figured it was a normal headache, thing was it did not go away, Monday headache still, Tylenol, Excedrin - no help. Tuesday, Wednesday head ached less but more of a vertigo. Thursday I wanted to go to the ER, but I did not, I felt so heavy headed like I was going to pass out. Friday I saw the dentist who thought maybe it was TMJ or jaw tension, as I am a teeth grinder. Saturday I went to the clinic where the doctor said I probably was suffering from benign positional vertigo with a spawned migraine. He said I probably had a loose piece of tissue or a small amount of fluid in the ear canal.
 
Anyways, he shot me up with Nubain/Phenergan and had me start on Prednisone 60 mg 3 times a day for 3 days and then to taper.
 
By Sunday night I was starting to feel better, Monday morning I was on fire, felt awesome, then Monday afternoon I started to feel the headache again slightly in the temples. Last night is was throbbing in the temples when I laid down. This morning sucked too, headache in temples. Still on the prednisone and taking ibuprofen 800 mg for pain, though it does not help that much.
 
I am not suffering too bad, I am just anxiety ridden that the vertigo is gone but the headache is back. The doc said migraines could last up to a month. I have a CT scan scheduled for Thurday morning, but I tend to get anxious and freaked out about my health, and always assume I am dying of some rare condition. Can anyone ease my mind a little on this?

Annuk
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   Posted 1/28/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi supertracy,

Welcome to Healing Well. Sorry to hear you are suffering with this. Just hang in there, this sounds just like the Doc has told you. Sadly some migraines can last up to a month but they do go eventually - keep telling yourself that. You are not dying from a rare condition or anything like that, headache is nasty especially for some but please do not worry, hang in there and keep posting and you will get support here!

take care

Ann
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motox1027
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   Posted 1/28/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Um.

how old are you?

supertracy
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   Posted 1/28/2010 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
29, why?

motox1027
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   Posted 1/28/2010 8:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Female, at age 29, might not be that uncommon for migrains to start. Allot of people start getting them at this age.

If I were you I would give it a month or so, unless its really bad, then of course get help ect...

After that skip, the GP's nero's and go staight to a headache expert. They are the best. Sometimes, its takes a while to get an apt.

supertracy
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   Posted 1/28/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks. That is the plan! I have had a lapse in health insurance, and I really hope I do not get any diagnosis for this right now, praying that the CT scan is clear and it is just a "headache." My new health insurance policy will kick in March 1, and then I will seek out a headache specialist for sure.
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