Migraine for three months- please help!

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   Posted 3/28/2015 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with migraines. I also had an MRI because I have so many neurological symptoms and it was read as normal. I have had a severe headache everyday for the past three months. There is so much pressure in my head it feels like it is going to explode. I also have temporary blindness, I have a very bad short term memory, I cry all the time from happiness and sadness (its excessive and I'm not even sad), I get shooting nerve pains, I have numbness and tingling in both arms, severe facial pain.I have thrown up multiple times everyday for the past week. I have passed out three times. Does anyone know anything that could cause all these symptoms? I have been in and out of the ER. It is really scary. It could just be migraines. Does anyone else have chronic migraines? Was it hard for you to accept you may just have a severe headache for the rest of your life?

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   Posted 3/30/2015 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I have severe dx dealing with head pain, see below.

However, not to your extreme. Perhaps a trip to a diagnositic hospital, such as John Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic would be a good idea for you.

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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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   Posted 3/30/2015 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your response. I am getting more and more desperate as the pain is increasing. I am sure that is probably normal though. I am getting to the point where I may do what you suggested I just can't live everyday in this much pain. Thank goodness for alternative medicine. How do you handle it?

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   Posted 8/6/2015 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
hey, what ever happened with your migraines?

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   Posted 8/8/2015 3:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kay,
I am a 56 year old woman and I have suffered from headaches and migraine since I was 16, therefore for about 40 years of my life.  I have recently had a breakthrough but I will just tell you a bit about my history first.  Throughout the four decades I have suffered from headaches and migraine,  I have tried virtually everything as follows, and in rough timeline order: Anti allergy injection in case I was allergic to something; head X-ray; CT scan; acupuncture; healers; literally a head-full of botox; virtually every anti-migraine tablet and/or pain killer on the market, including beta-blockers.  There has only ever been one pain killer that ever worked for me and until that came onto the market about 25 years ago I was in a terrible state.  I was vomiting virtually every day and therefore could not keep down any food hardly and I started to become anorexic. I know this because my periods stopped, and the vertebrae on my back started to stick out.  Then, luckily the painkiller I mentioned above became available in the UK - first on prescription (which was difficult because I needed so many of them), and then luckily it became available "over the counter".  I moved to Australia 13 years ago and for years was having it posted out by family until I realised it was available here but under a different name, which was much easier, as you can imagine.  (I don't think you have the same product in the US because I didn't find it in Hawaii). 
Anyway, four years ago I went through menopause and I hoped that the headaches and migraine would get better, but in fact they got worse.  My sister recently went to see a doctor who specialised in women's problems and hormones (she saw her about her thyroid) and she mentioned me and my migraines to the doctor and the doctor said it could be that my hormones were out of balance and they could have been all my life.  So I had blood tests done and this doctor prescribed me a hormone cream and another hormone tablet based on my own personal readings, and within four days my headaches/migraines had improved to the following extent:  In the past couple of months, instead of getting one headache every day, I was getting two.  I would have one in the morning, take my normal selection of tablets, it would take the edge off the headache but not take it away completely, and then by the afternoon I would have another one and then another load of tablets. Sometimes through desparation I could have up to 14 tablets a day, and now I am down to one or two.  I still get a headache every day but since being on this hormone medication I can take some medication and it will go.  I am obviously thrilled to bits, but why did it take over 40 years for this?  Why has no doctor EVER said to me "let's check your hormone levels"???  I know this may not help the men much, but ladies, please get your hormone levels checked. I didn't have any really weird hormonal problem, just an imbalance.  For instance I had no problem falling pregnant with my two kids and I didn't have a beard!  Sorry for the lengthy post but I am hoping that this may help someone else out there.

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   Posted 8/8/2015 9:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I’ve had allergies and headaches for over 15 years. I’ve tried so many things to relieve my symptoms, went through the hell of medical professionals not having much success in treating my conditions. I had no energy to do anything; my life was a total depressed mess with body aches and pains.

One day I came across information that changed it all. It was an article about healthy living. I had no idea before that there were so many toxins in my lovely home. Little by little I’ve started to change things around and now my allergies and headaches are gone and I feel so much better. I just wanted to share this and hope it will help other people. I wish I knew all this before and didn’t have to go through so much suffering.
Here is a link: http://fleurdelisnaturals.com/healthy_living.html

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   Posted 8/12/2015 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I too have been plagued by migraines and auras for the last three months. I have the temporary blindness, the zig zag streaks, the bubble vision (like looking at the world through bubbles) - the big problem for me (aside from the migraine pain) is that there seems to be no pattern to them. I've been keeping a log - it is bizarre and it is frightening.

My MRI and MRA also came back normal.

But my migraines and auras are getting worse:

August 12 - aura 5:35PM - migraine followed
August 12 - aura 9:35AM - just woke up
August 10 - bad migraine
August 9 - aura 10:17PM - an hour with confusion and numbness and eyesight
August 7 - aura 5PM - 45 minutes
August 4 - aura about 10:30 - 40 minutes
July 30 - aura - 45 minutes
July 27th 2 auras in a row - emergency room visit - migraine
July 24 - aura
July 7 - aura and bad migraine - storms this day
July 1 - aura and bad migraine
June 13 - aura & migraine
May 16 - bad headache - no aura
May 15 - aura
May 12 - aura 5:30PM
April 29 - bad aura and migraine
April 28 - D&C

I don't think I can take much more of this - I am losing days of my life.

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Date Joined Apr 2015
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   Posted 8/13/2015 12:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Men or women...it doesn't matter! I too found that hormones have played a huge part of my headaches and auras as I push through testosterone replacement therapy. Please have your hormones checked, I'm willing to bet they play a part. They do for me.
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