2 weeks into headache, no relief, suggestions?

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   Posted 8/6/2017 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
So I've had a right sided headache for the last 2 weeks now and over the counter medications are doing nothing.
I've seen a doctor and spent a night in A&E, expected a scan or something but no, they suspect a migraine since I suffer from them but they never last longer than 2 days and it really feels different to me.
I've been pretty much constantly dizzy and nautious and the pain is mostly focused around the eye, above it and the back of the head, just above the neck.
Right now I'm just looking for advice on relief as medication, heat and anything else I try isn't working and it's really interfering with work and life at the moment. Any advice?

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   Posted 8/7/2017 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a cluster headache.

I use microwaveable heat pouches.

I strongly suggest you find a Neurologist that does diagnostics. So you know just what you are dealing with.

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   Posted 8/8/2017 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
There are 3 nerves on each side of the head that are involved in migraine. Migraine pain can sometimes jump around, and feel differently, depending on which nerve is acting up the most. Pain in the back of the head and the eye often involves the occipital nerve, in the back of the head. You can try putting ice on the side of your head that hurts, in the back, above the neck. You can also ask your doctor about a condition called occipital neuralgia, and an occipital nerve block.
If you are in constant pain, though, you may want to persist in getting a scan. Once someone has migraines, the easy conclusion is that any head pain must be migraine related. A scan might give you peace of mind.

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   Posted 8/15/2017 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a migraine sufferer. I used to have chronic (near daily) migraines and headaches. Most Neurologists understand that migrainers often get "all types of headaches." Migraine, tension, cluster, etc. I find that "ice" and "gel packs" give me temporary relief and I take Maxalt sublingual for headaches that will not go away. Cluster headaches are the worst of the bunch imo. I hope you feel better soon!

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   Posted 8/16/2017 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I would go back to the ER ... Since you usually don't have those type of headhaches. I'm no doctor but a scan or some investigations could be at this point relevant. A different doctor, a longer period of time with this headache maybe change the approche they will take at the ER.

Ice, relaxation breathing techniques and meditation are the best to help me get through the pain of some of those very long headaches that the Empracette and Relpax can not help.

I'm Trying to find the best combo to get rid of as much as possible of those migraines and headaches, in the meantime i'm using as many strategies as I can to deal with the pain.

Going to see a massage therapist may also help because now you must be all tensed because of the pain... So it is like a snow ball building up.

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   Posted 8/18/2017 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
In a situation where the pain is constant for that length of time, the inflammation needs to reduced. If it were me, I'd reduce my nitrogen intake in an attempt to lower both histidine intake and eventually the production of histamine (which causes vasoconstriction.) The Nitrogen content is high in animal protein, coffee, teas, and some beans. I wouldn't stop nitrogen consumption, but if you eat meat every meal with coffee, tea, or colas, that could be an issue. This is an attempt to lower inflammation and since nitrogen elimination reduces available water molecules, it's something to try to increase hydration and reduce inflammation. Many people drink caffeine laden drinks like coke or Dr Pepper and that contributes to their problems as it increases intraluminal GI yeast and glutamate levels. Go 3 days without eating animal protein and see what happens. If it helps, great. If it makes you feel worse, that tells you something that needs to be addressed and will help your condition down the road. If it does nothing, you aren't out anything but more trips to the grocery store as a plant based diet requires more trips to the store.

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   Posted 9/19/2017 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Dr. Arroyo has developed the definite solution to reverse migraines, for good, without drugs or surgery.
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