My Daughter's Pain

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NeiceyM
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   Posted 11/17/2005 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   
  Hi I just don't know what to think or where to turn, so I am asking for anyone with support and or thoughts or advice please help. My daughter is 17 she has had a history of frequent headaches and migraines. For the past 6-7 weeks maybe more  ( I have lost track , she hasn't) she has had a constant  headache with no relief ( never ever goes away wakes up with it) from any prescribed migraine meds or otc meds. On the average day on a scale from 1-10 her headache is  a 5+. In the past 4-5 weeks she now is experiencing dizziness and will just fall over out of the blue. MRI of head came back fine. Yesterday was bad she called from school her friends had to help her walk to stay up and was an 8-9 on pain scale. Took her to ER they gave IV pain meds lowered pain to a 4 ( was told would guarantee to go away completely. didn't) within 2 hours was back to a 7. Today was bad and tonight was worse before bed she said please check on me to make sure I am still alive if you get up because it is so bad a 10 on the pain scale (1-10(1 the least - 10 the worst).
 I myself have migraines which are totally opposite of hers. We are dealing with doctors, she has a neurology appt but not until Dec. ( first they would see her) but I can't stand seeing her in pain. If anyone has any advice to offer of what I might suggest her doc check or where we should go please offer it, it will be greatly appreciated. Thank you

WendyA
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   Posted 11/18/2005 4:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I used to have migranes for half my life until I found out what was causing them.
Flavour Enhancer MSG (621), also artificial sweetners and preservative 220.

There was hardly a day went past when I didn't eat something with MSG in it as it's in everything now. I had a migraine nearly all the time, even on my wedding day.
Sometimes I'd go out for dinner and within hours I would have a blinding thumping migraine then I would ring and find out I had had MSG in the soup, the cheese sauce and the gravy. Just to add to it, alcohol doubles the intensity of this neuro toxin. These days I rarely have a migraine.
Wendy

J_Rene
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   Posted 11/23/2005 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
First of let me say welcome! Im sooo sorry to hear this. I know it must be very,very difficult for you to see your child in pain. Im 25yrs old and have suffered from migraine since I was 11yrs old. I've tried all kinds of meds. I've found that a drug called firocet works best for me and another drug called topamax, which is used for a lot of other things. But everyone is different. I hope she will be able to enjoy the holidays. I know whats its like to have these AWFUL migraines! They suck! Is about the only way to put it.
 
I will keep her and you in my prayers! Good luck with the appt. , I wish she could get in sooner.
 
 
 
God bless!
 
 
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lnju
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   Posted 11/24/2005 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, this is my first time on here and I have been suffering from what they say are sinus headaches. everyday is a battle, I have congested ears, pain on one side of the head and forehead, dizziness...I had a MRI in Jan 2005 came back normal except for the fact that I had some retention cysts in my sinuses, I also had a CT scan in Mar 2005 and it showed the same thing, cysts in the sinuses, so I had sinus surgery....
That helped for a total of 4 months, now the pain is worse then it was before, everyday I feel constantly off balance, dizzy, my ears keep popping or feel full. I have anixety REAL bad! I constantly WORRY! I wish there was somthing they could do to relieve all of us from this HUGE HEADACHE!!!!!!!!!

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 11/25/2005 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello and welcome,

I'm sorry to hear about your daughter. I was very young when my first migraines started.

My doctor put me onto something that works well, two Tylenol 3s and two Toradol or if you don't have prescription medications, two Robaxacet and two Aleve and one Dramamine or two Tylenol Extra Strenght, two Aleve, and one Dramamine. The concept is that two pain relievers, with two anti inflammatories with something to help you sleep work together to relax you enough to fix the headache. These work well for me.

Is there any change she's suffering from rebound headaches?

 

 


Nicky
 
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
                 --Japanese proverb


laura l.
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   Posted 11/25/2005 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering whether your daughter might have basilar artery migraines. This type of migraine can have such associated symptoms as dizziness, double vision, difficulty walking, passing out, difficulty speaking, difficulty hearing, ringing in the ears, weakness to the point of collapsing....basilar artery migraines tend to be associated with menses in young women. This type of migraine is not supposed to be treated with triptans (Imitrex, Zomig, Maxalt, etc.) or ergotamines due to the possibility of stroke. Now it may very well be that your daughter does NOT have basilar artery migraines. But it might be worth calling the neurologist's office and mentioning the symptoms she is having and that you have concerns that she may have basilar artery migraines and should she really be taking triptans for those since those meds can cause strokes in basilar artery migraines? Mentioning THAT and her severe ongoing pain is almost certain to get you an earlier appointment than whatever you now have. So just for now you might want to hold off on the triptans and give the neurologist a call. You can usually get in earlier if you are insistent -- take an appt with another neurologist if you have to. Good luck. Let us know how your daughter is doing.
Laura L.

J_Rene
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   Posted 11/30/2005 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
   Inju or anyone else,
 
 
      I too suffer from sinus headaches! A lot here lately! I would get them from 1x to 6x's a week! So much pressure between my eyes and forehead. I also get migraines. I've found that firocet helps or a nausal spray. But everytime the weather changes I get at least 10 or more bad headaches.
 
 
 
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