weird, severe head pain with straining, pressure increase

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   Posted 12/12/2014 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had migraines in a very long time. But this week I have had the worst headache.
(I was taken off morphine and down to oxycodone,) but the headache is now different.

I have SEVERE pains when I do things like go to the bathroom, bend over, cough, sneeze, if my pulse increases I feel every beat in my head, and when I wake up its very bad.

The pain will eventually go away if I am still, breathe and don't do the above mentioned things.
Monday I had severe stomach pain w/ no headache, Tuesday- full blown migraine and nausea, Wednesday-headache that ice, heat and an oil i use would help for a bit and less nausea; but last night, and upon waking and when I "strain" or any pressure in my head the pain is literally unbearable for a few seconds, then sore.
Its in what I call the frontal lobe area of my brain and the top middle. It literally feels like nerves/vessels in my brain are about to burst then go down...I can't describe it well.

I obviously know not to do the triggers but I can't even fully have a BM or pick up something off the floor without severe pain. How do you treat this kind of head pain/ache? Meds don't do a thing.
Do you think its just related to the stopping of morphine only?
The pressure makes me think its more than just a withdrawal symptom. No sinus pressure, or congestion of any kind. I also have bad ringing in my ears.

thanks for any advice.
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   Posted 12/12/2014 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Well at your age, I would suggest adding more fiber/veggies and fruit, perhaps lots more water to your diet. Straining is not a normal function for anyone.

In the resource thread at the top of this forum is a link to the migrainediet, very helpful.

Best choice, is to talk with the doc that changed the meds, regarding the symptoms, coming off morphine, can have long term side effects for some folks, causing more headaches.

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