sick of headaches!

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Becm_81
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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 9/27/2011 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
i have been suffering from headaches for a lot of years and no pain meds i take help.
my symptoms are:
-stabbing (like a nail being driven into my skull) and throbbing above left eyebrow area.
-ear pain on left(whole ear and sometimes behind ear).
-neck pain on left.
-shoulder pain on left.
-worse during my period.
-nausea.
-irritability.
-confusion.
-my headaches can last anywhere from one day to two weeks.

my doctor has told me that the headaches are caused by a torn tendon in my shoulder...?
i find that pressure and heat work to alleviate pain a bit.
does anyone else have these symptoms?

tmjpain
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 2024
   Posted 9/27/2011 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bec. Welcome to the headache forum. I am sure you will find a lot of information from previous posts here and also chatting

with the members. I am so sorry that you are suffering from terrible headaches. I guess I could say join the club. LOL.

I have been suffering from constant, severe, temporal headaches for more than 11 yrs and it's been quite the battle. I'm really

not too sure that i would go along with what your dr. is saying re torn tendons in your shoulder. Have you had any xray, mri or

such to determine this? I would start with seeing a neurologist who specializes in headaches. Have you seen one? Have you had

an mri of the head/neck area done ? That would be a start. I have been followed by an orthodontist who

specializes in tmj disorders for my headaches. Have you tried any forms of treatment? physio, acupuncture, chiro,

massage? and what meds have you tried so far.. Well that is just some info that you can start on. Feel free

to ask me any questions and i can let you know other drs. meds and treatments that i have tried.

Sending you many well wishes. Come back and post when you can and let us know how you are getting along.

Take care,
Suzane

Violet Rose
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 9/27/2011 11:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Join the club! I'm sick of them too!
 
I notice you say your headaches are worse during your period.  I have this too.  My headaches seem to follow the same pattern each month.  I get the headache the day before my period starts (like clockwork, this is how I know my period is on its way!) it then lingers for 14 days or so until after my next ovulation where I am then relatively pain free for 10/14 days until the whole cycle begins again with my next period.
 
Like you I get an intense one sided headache that is usually on my left side but can swap to my right.  The pain is most intense behind my eye, like a stabbing, throbbing pain but my whole neck/shoulder also hurts like its in a spasm that won't release.  I also get vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound and smells.
 
During the 14 days of pain I cycle between days of intense pain where I am bedridden to dull headache that is manageable but annoying.  I take triptans on the very bad days but of course I can't take those for 14 days of every month so sometimes I have to just suffer it.  Last month was particularly bad and my period (along with the headache) started again yesterday so I'm dreading how much pain I'm going to been in.  I actually came to the forums today to make a post asking for advice and saw this message :)
 
just wanted to reassure you you aren't alone! :-)
 

ckt
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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 10
   Posted 9/30/2011 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I am only 20 years old but I have been getting almost daily migraines for the past 10 years. So yeah I know how you feel. My doctor thinks that they are being caused my tension in the back of my neck. So it could be your shoulder bothering your neck that is the problem. You may want to get an mri to see if their is anything going on there. I just got some new medication so I am hoping that will work cause nothing else I tried has been able to get rid of all the pain. You may just want to keep working with your doctor till you find something that works with you.
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