Could these be migraine headaches?
I've always (40 yrs) had some sensitivity to pressure changes (weather changes, barometric pressure changes), but nothing a little sinus medication couldn't handle.
But in the last 3-4 months changes in weather pressure are setting off headaches that are much worse in nature. Throbbing behind nose & eye, pounding in the top of the head, throbbing all over head & neck, throbbing worse on one side & neck.
[In the same 3-4 month time period, I have increased Wellbutrin XL from 200 mg to 450 mg per day to my regime - no other identifiable changes in behaviors, etc, and still happens only with pressure changes.]
Nothing I do seems to stop them. I end up turning the AC down to 60, taking ibuprofen, sinus medication, putting ice on neck, cool cloth over eyes, even taking Vicodin (I have on hand for other chronic condition). Sometimes a Coke or Dr Pepper will help bring a little relief.
When I look online for these kinds of headaches, I find lots of evidence that pressure headaches are real, but nothing on treatment options.
Where do I look for help? GP, ENT, Neuro? Just not sure where these fall in the headache category or where to start trying to unravel the mystery.
Thanks in advance for your help.
Post Edited (Lynnwood) : 1/1/2014 6:53:00 PM (GMT-7)