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   Posted 2/1/2012 8:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I have just got back from my visit to see my doctor as i have been getting very back headaches on one side of my head. They did diagnose migraine about a month ago. I get headaches every day.

my gp today said he is concerned as they wake me from my sleep. I now have to have an mri scan. I am so worried that maybe they are not migraines and there is something else coursing them. I did have a bad bout of headaches like this six years ago which did go after a few months. It's like one side of my head hurts.

the headaches seem to happen on the same time of day every day. the pain is really intense. they last about one hour sometimes longer.

what do you think? please help.

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Date Joined Apr 2010
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   Posted 2/3/2012 4:05 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry to hear you are in pain every day! It's so horrible. My heart goes out to you! I have almost daily intense headaches too.

The MRI is generally something a good doc does whenever he or she has a new patient who is getting frequent headaches, and has not had an MRI yet. I am lucky to have a really nice talkative Doc who explains things really well. He explained that it rules out very rare stuff that could cause it. It is terrifying, for sure! But please try to take solace in the fact that it's rare to have something in your brain causing them.

Usually when something else is causing them you'd have different symptoms too, memory loss, dizziness, to name a few (according to my family Doc and 2 neurologists) I had the same fears when I started getting headaches and needed an MRI and asked my docs many of the questions you're asking now, and that is what my docs explained to me.

I hope you find a treatment that helps soon, so you can get to feeling healthy, happy, and pain free soon!
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