Headache mystery! When will it end?

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   Posted 10/24/2012 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone! My name is Carly and I'm 18 years old and I've had a headache for about 2 years now. Granted- it is not a non stop throb. I have good days and bad days but I cannot remember the last time a day went by without a dull ache of some sort. I've suffered from depression for a few years now and hoped that was the cause but now I'm on lexapro and feeling better except my headaches are just as present. My headaches are behind my eyes and can lead down into my neck. I've gone to a neurologist who recently put me on riboflavin and magnesium and told me to cut down on caffeine, peanut butte, and Chinese food...weird right? Anyway, the daily vitamins have not proved successful yet but I am willing to give it time. I have taken ibueprofen so often that it does nothing for me now and all I want is some sort of relief. I still do not know the cause of my headaches, so if any of you have similar situations or ideas, I'd be so happy and grateful to hear, thank you!

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   Posted 10/25/2012 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
You are SO SO lucky that you found VERY sensible neurologist, not everyone is so lucky. He is doing very correct (wish there would be a better word to stress more) thing.

First thing first, you are just 18 and you say, you are depressed for 'few years'? really? Does your parents have an idea of this? This is youth, live happily, why depression? Life is tough, I agree, but don't get depressed, fight the darn life :)

Every food that he mentioned to cut down are known migraine triggers. You should maintain a headache diary. I have given few points in the post at http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?r=e&f=31&m=2546015 You will be able to find out your triggers.

Magnesium and Riboflavin deficiency is known cause of migraines. Which magnesium supplement has he suggested? Do NOT use Magnesium oxide, which is most abundent form of Mg used in supplements, instead use Magnesium Chloride. The Vitamin Shoppe brand has best bang for the buck (I use the same). What dosage of both has he recommended?

Do not overuse Ibuprofen. Honestly, although its OTC drug, its not the best drug we should be taking at our whims.

Read up some other threads on this forum and you will find some useful information I have posted in other threads. Unfortunately, this forum is not active as other sections but with other's input, I plan to make it more active.
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily.

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.
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