HELP!! Continuous headaches!!

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CelticGyrl
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   Posted 3/5/2016 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
this year I went to the ER with the worst H/A of my life and a temp of 39.6. Long story short they did a LP which took 4 attempts but it was not Bacterial Meningitis, I was given pain meds for my H/A and told to treat the fever. 2 days later I went back because I ended up with a Post lumbar H/A..that was treat with a blood patch. The head minimized and I was sent home again. 5 days after the massive headache and fever came back, I was admitted and told that they believe it was aseptic meningitis I had, so they kept me for a week to treat the H/A..this basically went on the month of Jan.

Here I am now the end of Feb and I am STILL experiencing H/A daily that will decided to evolve into a migraine whenever it decides to. I have noticed that my memory has changed meaning I sometimes get a 'mental block', short term memory is sometimes a problem etc. They did an MRI of my brain when I was in the hospital and it was clear THANKFULLY!!

My concern is, why would I continue to have these H/A EVERYDAY, the memory issues, dizziness sometimes?? The Neurologist I saw in the hospital is away and I am unable to get an appt until April 1.

But, this is all too much and I am scared to death that there might be something wrong that was missed.

As I am sitting here typing this my head is killing, even my jaw hurts as well as my neck down into in between my shoulder blades. I have 40mg of Relpax but it doesn't seem to help take it away completely...

Has anyone else EVER had a problem like this or have ANY ADVICE??? All I want to do is cry all day(which I can't do cuz it makes HA worse) but I have to work to pay my bills and take care of my responsibilities but it is a daily struggle!!!

ANY ADVICE WOULD BE HELPFUL!!! Thank you!!! CG

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 3/7/2016 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like tension and worry are making the pain worse. I took have the pain in the jaw and down to the shoulder blades when I freak over my pain.

Try to sit quietly, breath in slowly and out slowly, make you exhale longer than your inhale. This will naturally calm your body. Some pain will go.

Relplax never took all my pain away either.

Currently, I am on my 9th year of daily migraines. I can deal with a level 5 pain most days.

If this neuro does not help you find one that deals with migraines. Starting looking now. There is no shame in getting a 2nd opinion.

Peace and strength
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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