Migraines/dizziness/nausea since May

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   Posted 9/26/2014 9:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I am a 21 year old female-very healthy-no drinking, drugs, very active, healthy eating. I was diagnosed with chronic migraines in May of 2013 and while away at college I would get the occasional headache but nothing that wouldn’t go away with Excedrin Migraine. In May 2014, I came back home from college and began getting very bad migraines that would not go away, even after multiple ER visits with IV Migraine cocktails. Throughout the summer, I began to feel weak, very dizzy, and nauseous in addition to the constant migraines. I was prescribed Topamax and then Nortriptyline and then Propranolol and Cyproheptadine and had a terrible reaction to all medications even at half of the lowest dosage. For the entire summer I was bedridden and took a medical leave from college for the Fall 2014 semester. I have had a ton of blood work done and an MRI in May of 2013-both showing up clean. I have been to multiple ENT, headache specialists, diagnostic centers, chiropractors, and neurologists and no one has been able to help. I have an appointment with an allergist in December. If anyone has any ideas as to the next step I should take or any similar experiences that would be greatly appreciated as I have been debilitated for the past five months.

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   Posted 9/26/2014 12:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum.

one, I went through the gammet of docs like you and ended up at John Hopkins in Md. before I received a proper and complete diagnosis. See below. Just a suggestion.

Chiropractor with neurologic backround maybe able to help.

Also, even though you have a healthy diet, do check out the migraine diet; on our resource there is a link. It makes a big
difference for some people.

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   Posted 9/28/2014 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel so bad for you. No one ever tells us that being very active and trying really hard in life can backfire on our overall health. Well, it can and does. I am kinda scouring these forums to tell people with obvious symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome to look into treatment, before they end up like me with more problems that may or may not be treatable. I would suspect neurological problem outside of your head, because you said you are "very active". You may have to see many docs, before proper diagnosis is received. Don't give up on it. The symptoms will eventually lead you to a diagnosis. Best of luck!!
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