What type of hedache does this sound like?

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   Posted 4/27/2011 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been Dx with Migraines however I was always told when you get them they are always in the same spot....
I tend to get the headaches more around my cycle...so the other day the headache was behind my right eye and this morening I woke up with one behind my left eye, so severe it woke me out f a dead sleep at 4:48 this morning...took some meds tried to get it to go away still was there when I woke up at 8...at 9 i tip toed to the kitchen to get an ice pack no help though.  Took Maxalt at 10 it has helped a bit but the after effects are still lingering.  Had to switch from Relpax since my insurance wont cover it anymore

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   Posted 4/30/2011 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Dragonfly. There is more than 1 type of migraine, and you could have different types, I was diagnosed with 5 different types; each has their specific "signature", however they can and do, switch sides from time to time. The worst I have are cluster headaches; they feel as if something is boring through my left eye. These are almost always left side, but from time to time it switches to the right.

When I have a bad one like you describe, it is normal for me to increase the amount of medication, and even add something to the mix. I have very explicit instructions on use and if I can't get it to stop after following this, I call and they'll normally create a cocktail of the meds I have to stop it. Afterwards, of course, I have the migraine hangover..it feels like your head is bruised and exhausted; that too is normal.

I was told, however, that whenever you have a new type of headache, a change from your normal pattern or an increase in the severity, to get in to my Dr., I would suggest the same for you.

Often, a Dr. can write a letter to the insurance company to get an exception to their formulary; I would find out about that too.
Good luck!

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   Posted 4/30/2011 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My mygraine sounds like war going off in my head

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   Posted 5/2/2011 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My primary doc figured that they wouls cover the relpax better if I tried the ones suggested 1st. I figured it would have to be a migraine for the migraine meds to work. I do tend to get sinus as well as tension headaches. When around my cycle I tend to get menstrual migraines my obgyn suggested not taking hte "reminder pills" so as to avoid the headaches however I noteiced that I got the headaches at the tail end of the hormone pills (had 1 or 2 days left before the iron pills (in my case due to anemia rather than sugar pills). I am totally drained after one as well.

I take amytriptaline to help prevent them however meds for my Crohn's disease are also known to have side effects of headaches (some more than others) and when I went back on 1 of the sulpha based drugs I began getting them more often
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
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