Please help!! Headache for 8 months

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   Posted 5/19/2017 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi my name is Blair and I'm a junior in high school. At the beginning of this school year (September 11th to be exact), I started getting headaches. After about a week I told my mother and she took my to a walk in clinic. The dr told me I had a sinus infection which made sense because I also felt pressure in my face and had a stuffy nose. I took the medicine she prescribed for the 10 days but it did not help. I went to my pediatrician a week after and she prescribed me more medicine that did not help. Eventually (after being put on several other medicines that made me sick including an extremely high dosage of prednesone) my nose cleared up but my headache was still there. Since September I've had a headache every day at different intensities. I've gone to 4 pediatricians, 3 emergency rooms, an ENT, a dentist (I now have TMJ and have a bite guard for my teeth), Orthodontist, Eye Doctor, Chiropractor, and a neurologist. The chiropractor helped me a lot at first but now it seems like it's not doing much. I've had a CT scan that came out clean and just got an MRI and MRV done and am waiting for the result. I am not sure if I have chronic headaches or if there is something obvious that everyone's missing!! My headaches seem to stress from the back of my head and go to the front of it. My cheeks are also very sensitive and hurt often. Loud noise intensifies the pain too. There were many times were I couldn't get out of bed. Also, I am a long distance runner and was forced to stop running about 3 months ago because I was not able to function properly. My grades are slipping In school and I am having difficultly doing simple tasks and concentrating. Usually I am happy and full of energy but now I am exhausted, weak, and have anxiety. Please help me if you have any ideas or thoughts . Thank you guys so much!! -Blair

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   Posted 5/25/2017 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   
TMJ can be painful and cause sinus issues.

Try to this.:

sit down

Close your eyes
take a slow deep breath in, through the nose, let it out slower to the count of 4, out through the mouth

repeat 2 more times.

relax your neck and shoulders

now, focus on your face, relax the jaw, even slightly wiggle it back and forth if it helps. relax the muscles in the back of the jaw.
Cheek bones, soft, eyes soften.....

breathe, breathe, breathe,

how does your face and pain feel now?

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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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Date Joined Aug 2017
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   Posted 8/3/2017 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Blair, my heart goes out to you. My daughter Erin was a sophomore this year who has been suffering from chronic migraines for the last 3 yrs. they too originally tried to treat as allergies and then sinus infections. The migraine diagnosis was a relief or so I thought. It seems that none of the prescription drugs that are supposed to help a migraine at onset or break the migraine when entrenched in it like you are work for her. Some even make it worse. She had the MRI, CAT scans and all were negative thank goodness. For a while she seemed to have a handle on it by having to keep a lot of balls in the air at once. Chiropractic, accupuncture, taking dairy out of her diet, keeping hydrated, eating regular meals, getting the right amount of sleep and Amitryptiline prescribed by her Neurologist. If she dropped even one of the balls it would bring on a Migraine. She learned how to function at school with a pain level up to a 6. When her monthly cycle came the migraines were worse and nothing helped that. At the beginning of this year in January things changed. She too started to get extreme jaw pain and was told she had TMJ. It seemed to intensify the migraines and things stated to go down hill. She became unable to focus at school and had to quit managing softball. She started to vomit daily, depression and then anxiety. She missed 25 of the last 40 days of school. She has been barely functional at best and nonfunctional most days for the last four months. She has had many weird symptoms and it seems like a new symptom each week worse then the last.
Long story short, after journaling all of her symtoms over the last 8 months it seems to point to liver disfunction due to Chronic Neurotoxic Syndrome.
Blair, have you ever had problems with you vision over the years?
Ask you Chiropractor if they have heard of a Visual Contrast Test. It is a quick visual test that can show if you have a build up of biotoxins which is affecting your liver functions. Google chronic neurotoxic syndrome or nonfunctioning liver and you will probably see a lot of the symptoms you have. Until Erin started to have weird raised red rashes on her upper arms, chest and upper back and chronic sweating while at rest, the liver was never considered as a root cause for the headaches.
I'm very sorry for your situation. My best recommendation is to try and journal your whole experience. By doing that and listing her symptoms chronologically, the puzzle became a bit clearer. Best of luck to you.

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   Posted Yesterday 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Depends on where you should try THC/marijuana <- same thing anyways it's a serious pain killer and in a lot of cases used for cancer patients it's a life saver I had anxiety problems/depression and it worked for me and yes pain is nothing compared to that but it works.

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   Posted Today 1:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Pain brings more pain. It is possible that you get so tensed from the pain caused by your headaches that it brings more pain from being tensed.

Including breathing relaxation technic and mindfulness meditation in your daylily routine may help a lot. It will not solve your heachaches however it will make able to support them better and make sure you don't get more pain from it.
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