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   Posted 8/28/2015 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   

I've had a continuous headache for about 5 days now. I feel it mostly in my forehead and sides of my head. I would describe it as mild to moderate in terms of pain. I've taken both Tylenol and Motrin. The Motrin was more effective, but neither eliminated the pain completely. No other symptoms really. I feel a little fatigued I guess. It feels kind of like pressure inside my head. Never had this problem before. I have a doc appointment in 3 days, but was hoping to get some feedback sooner.

Just a little info, I'm 45 and have MS. Not sure if the MS has anything to do with it. Any thoughts or advice is greatly appreciated.


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   Posted 9/1/2015 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Fred, the MS could be the causitive factor.

Glad you are going to your doc.

Sounds like a low grade migraine.

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   Posted 9/2/2015 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Fred - my husband has MS but does not suffer migraines. HOWEVER - that being said, I do not have MS and I have had a migraine for around 5 days as well. Sometimes severe, sometimes just a throbbing. My doctor believes it to be weather related (he said he has seen about a 500% increase in people coming in for headache / migraine symptoms this summer.)

He has prescribed topamax for me, but I decided not to take it after reading some of the horror stories about it.

Instead, I've been taking 500mg magnesium nightly, B2 (riboflavin) nightly, and here's some other ideas that may/may not work for you (some people swear they work - some have worked for me sometimes, sometimes not.)

1. Drop of peppermint oil on thumb and hold to roof of your mouth for about 30 seconds.

2. Submerge hands and feet in hot/(as hot as you can stand) water, while placing a frozen bag of peas or veggies on nape of neck. This actually has worked for me at times.

Know that you are not alone. It can be that the weather this summer is affecting you as it is me and many others. Hope you find some relief soon.
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