Base of skull intense pain

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LittleRed11
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Date Joined Jan 2012
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   Posted 1/19/2012 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
For the past several months, about once a week, I've had horrible headaches at the base of my skull. They seem to radiate forward to my ears, which I then get a ringing in. It's not a stabbing or pulsating pain, more of an intense dull ache. Movement does not affect them at all, I have full range of motion and no matter how I position my head the pain is not made worse, or better for that matter. I've had tension headaches or migraines my whole life but always focused behind one eye, and involving a sensitivity to light. I've taken every pain killer I can think of (not all at one time of course) to try to relieve the pain but nothing helps. It doesn't feel like a common "crick" in my neck, which I've experienced before and no amount of massaging helps to relieve the pain, nor does a hot or cold compress. Because of the pain, I've been unable to sleep when one of these "headaches" comes on, because again, there is no position to lay down which relieves it. I've noticed I'm a bit more "foggy" in my thinking, but that could be due to the lack of sleep.

Has anybody ever experienced this? Any tips or ideas?

akhurtado
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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/3/2012 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I've also had migraines all of my life, and just within that last few years started experiencing this base of skull pain. It is by far the worst pain I've ever experienced, and I've had two natural births!! I would beg my husband to cut my head off. The only thing that works is a shot of torodol. The problem is that sometimes I'm in so much pain, I can't drive myself to the doctor. I'm currently looking into some kind of chiropractic help. Thank goodness I only get them about once every few months.

Good luck!
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