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DMC2011
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   Posted 1/23/2015 6:29 AM (GMT -6)   
For headache that doesn't have caffeine or NSAIDs ?

Also what kind of dr do you go to to find out where they are coming from? Mri?

Thanks

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 1/25/2015 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum.

I suggest you see a your PCP to start and get on some medication to curb the pain and order and MRI/CT if the type of pain indicate the need.

Then you can be referred to or make an appointment with a neurologist if the symptoms do not abate.

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DMC2011
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   Posted 2/1/2015 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. My GI thinks it brought on by high blood pressure and gave me but/Alan/caf that works but I am afraid to take it in middle of the night for fear of no sleep.

Can any one tell me there exp with that?

Thank you....
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Johnmc3
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   Posted 2/1/2015 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My migraines were caused by a tumor on my adrenal gland i had my head xrayed and ct or what have you. my blood pressure being high was caused by the tumor once they removed the tumor the migranes stopped and blood pressure was under control with meds.
I was told that most doctors dont diaganose for that kind of problem because they usually dont see the problem. The say its rare so they dont think about it. There is a blood test i was told. They called it
pheochromocytoma.

AngelLisa
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   Posted 2/2/2015 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I see your dr said it might be from High BP? I want to tell you my story.

I have suffered from headaches/migraines my whole life, ever since I was a kid. Well I have high BP too, and about 2 years ago my BP medicine I was taking pooped out and wasn't working so my Dr put me on Verapamil. Oh Boy, has my life changed. I noticed about a month later that I hadn't had any Migraines, usually have one 5+ times a month, and didn't even have a simple headache either. So I thought about it and the only thing that changed was the adding of the verapamil, so I looked it up and it said it is also used to treat migraines and cluster headaches. Well it has been almost 2 years and I haven't had one single migraine and only a handful of simple headaches. I never expected this outcome, but am so happy that I no longer have migraines.

My Dr also teaches a Pain Management class once a month and there is a lady there that pretty much gets migraines 4 or 5 times a week, she also has high bp and I mentioned the verapamil. and being we have the same Dr, our Dr said it was worth a shot. She didn't have the outcome I did, but said she is now only having 1 or 2 migraines a week instead of the 4 or 5 she was getting so she is happy with that.

It might not work for you, but I thought I'd mention it in case you want to talk to your dr about verapamil.

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Post Edited (AngelLisa) : 2/2/2015 11:00:03 AM (GMT-7)


butterfly1968
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   Posted 2/2/2015 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I have migraines. Cluster Migraines to be exact. I 4-5 migraines a week at times. I was referred to a neurologist. She put me on Topamax to take daily to try to slow them them down. Then Zomig for pain when we get full blown migraines. We take one then two hours later we take another.

Hope you find some help.
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Georgia Hunter
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   Posted 2/8/2015 9:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Some migraines are ammonia induced. One way to rule this out is to go on a low protein diet. Eat meat only once or twice a week and in smaller portions. Drink plenty of fluids as ammonia induced headaches often cause dehydration and the patient doesn't even know it. If you wake up with a dry mouth or get thirsty, you are most likely dehydrated. Be careful of beans and other protein containing foods like eggs. It's really not the protein that is the problem, it's the nitrogen in the amino acids that make up the protein and our body's inability to process this nitrogen efficiently.
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