Month of headaches, help!

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hollychi
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   Posted 3/2/2015 5:48 PM (GMT -6)   
So, for the past month I've been having headaches constantly. It started with a twitch in my left eye in work which has nearly gone. That night I had a headache that has since continued. I was overly sensitive to light in my left eye and had blinding pain behind the eye and above my eyebrow. The headaches would come and go, with over the counter pain killers getting rid of the pain for only a few hours, just for it to return later. After going to the doctors they prescribed me rizatriptan which seemed to just make it worse, with a horrible oversensitive pain in my teeth on the left side. I had a blood test the next day which was clear. I was put on 600/900mg asprin every 6 hours which seemed to lower the pain but not completely. I was then admitted to hospital for a ct scan which was also clear and given 120mg coedine however less than two hours later the pain was back and intense. After this I had a few good days with little to no pain, but then they came back. The pain is now mostly in my temple and in my teeth, but pain in my cheek and my ear also. I was admitted back into hospital for MRI and nothing came up to indicate a cause of headaches. (Although it does appear I have a cyst in my brain but the consultant said this was not a part of the pain and would not affect me.) Now I am just waiting for an appointment with a neurologist, and been given 15mg kapake in the mean time, however it's not stopping the pain! Can anyone shed light on what it may be, if you've had similar experiences or what I can do to stop the pain?! It's affecting both college and work and I feel like I'm going insane as I just cannot stop the pain. TIA

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 3/4/2015 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hmmm sounds like it might be TRIGEMINAL NEUROLGIA. Ask the docs. and keep asking.
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hollychi
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   Posted 3/4/2015 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Just googled it and it's not an electric shock in my face, just an intense pain that comes on quite rapidly and lasts for around an hour on a good day or a few days

eat2bwell
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   Posted 3/5/2015 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Migraines can be cause by the various foods we eat. Might look at what you are eating or drinking. Try a diet of whole food which do not have the chemicals which can make you sick. It could be the answer.

http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/features/avoiding-food-related-headaches

hollychi
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   Posted 3/5/2015 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a very varied diet, and doesn't seem to matter what I eat or drink I get them whatever. I am trying to eat healthier with more fruit etc. but hasn't affected them whatsoever

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   Posted 3/8/2015 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
hollychi said...
I have a very varied diet, and doesn't seem to matter what I eat or drink I get them whatever. I am trying to eat healthier with more fruit etc. but hasn't affected them whatsoever


What you eat or drink makes a huge difference on your immune response and will affect headaches through the inflammatory process. I would also say what you eat or drink plays a huge role in every health condition.

I would start taking chelated magnesium tablets daily for now.

Fruit contains a lot of fructose and that may not be the best thing for you right now. I would eliminate dairy, nuts, fruit, processed foods, and even limit meat intake to just a few times a week. No pork. Whole foods and foods with less than 5 ingredients is a good rule to go by. Try to eat less acidic foods and more alkaline foods. It's made a huge difference for me.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 3/9/2015 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Holly,

Ask your doctor, please. trigeminal will sometimes start as aches, mine started in the jaw and face, like many people I thought it was related to a a bad tooth.

I was not diagnosed until the sharp pains started 2 years later. For me , it was a progressive thing. I have 'reverse' TN meaning the pain starts in the front and goes to the back of the head.

I hope this information helps you ask a medical professional that knows about TN

with compassion I wish you Peace
Trina
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DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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