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Girl1998
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   Posted 1/6/2015 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 16 and I recently started sixth form in September, since I started I was getting terrible headaches all day everyday, I went to the doctors and they said it was tension headaches and gave me tablets they stopped working after a while so I was still in a lot of pain and being in school wasn't helping much. I then went back as they didn't go away but got worse and they did physical tests whichever as fine and said for me to have my eyes tested, I did and they was fine, they are sending me for a CT as I had epilepsy when I was younger so they want to make sure it's not that coming back or coursing it somehow. They didn't give me anything so I was still in pain, I went back again and see a different doctor who told me it was tension headaches and not to take painkillers much as it makes them worse, which I didn't take much anyway. He did like two tests and said it with out looking at my notes about my epilpsey or anything and I'm not stressed anyway. They went away for a while but now have come back like quick pains from time to time hat lasts a few minutes but sometimes last a while in the night. I dont know what it is? Please help?

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 1/7/2015 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I would try seeing a neurologist at a major hospital that would know about headaches.

I suffer from daily head pains, I use meditation to lessen the pain along with my medication. I also have change my diet to whole food, nothing artifical and no red or yellow food dyes.

there is also a migraine diet link in our resource thread at the top of our forum.

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Trina
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Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Firefly18
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   Posted 1/8/2015 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Just one thought. I came on this forum for my daughter who is also 16 and suffering from Migraines. They had her take magnesium daily and this lessened the severity of the headaches a bit. You can get that anywhere they sell vitamins. They also found a vitamin D deficiency and correcting that has helped some. It may not fix it, but both of those vitamins are easily acquired and added.

The other thing that I can recommend is going to seem silly, but are you drinking enough water? There are a lot of things that can be involved in headaches that can be helped by making sure you drink enough. I don't remember the formula, but you could find it out on the internet - how much water per body weight. I make my daughter drink at least 60 oz per day. They make electrolyte water now. If you buy the cheapest brand, it helps sometimes with headaches and keeps your hydration up. It's easy to forget these things when your head is pounding. If nothing else, it eliminates these from the mix.

The other suggestion that may seem weird is seeing a chiropractor and/or a massage therapist.

The chiropractor can make sure that the headache isn't caused by spine compression. Generally they can get you in alignment in one session and then do a couple of follow ups and you are done. Since you are younger, generally you bounce right back into place without a lot of follow ups.

The massage therapist could help if you have tension in the muscles that may be causing a headache. Sometimes a good deep muscle massage can release whatever is causing the headaches. I would see the massage person after the chiropractor. Tell both of them what you are working with. Both of their professions do a lot for headaches.

I know you are in school - my daughter is in the same boat. She is in her junior year hear in the states and the headaches are making her life a misery. I recommended the easy alternative things because you have full control over those as opposed to the doctors. Let the doctors do their thing and see if these other things will help. I know its hard when you have school and assignments and you have trouble concentrating because your head is pounding. The vitamins and water can be maintenance. You can start them right now. The chiropractor you may be able to get in with in a week and massage the same. It might give you some quick control over the situation and easing of the pain even if it doesn't fix it permanently.

Good luck. I hope everything works out for you.
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eat2bwell
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   Posted 1/8/2015 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Pay attention to what you are eating. If you a certain food and have the headache that could be the reason. The process foods we eat today have various chemicals in them that can cause problems. Eating things like fruits and vegetable which have not been process is the safest.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 1/14/2015 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Diet is important, there is a migraine diet link in the resource thread at the top of this forum. Check it out.

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Trina
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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