terrible headache for 1 month

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 1/21/2006 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I am 50 years old and one month ago I took Boniva, for boneloss, a monthly pill.  I still jave not gone thru menopause.  The headaches stgart slowly and intensify to an attack that my head is being crushed, my nose runs and my neck is stiff.  I have stopped, on dr orders taking micardis, for high blood pressure, had a CAT scan of brain and sinuses all if ok.  Had an eye exam all is fine.  Dr have given my fiorcet, helps sometimes, cant sleep and have had a miserable month.  Can it be related to hormonal changes? The headache always seems there ready to pounce.  going back to gp this week and seeing my gyno.  any suggestions, i cut out soda, only one cup of caffeine (really wasnt have more, but recently got hooked on dunkin coffe coolata, stoppped that, have no energy for anything.

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 1/21/2006 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, You sound like me I am 48, but have been having headaches about 3 years or so. They must be peri or pre-menopause related as they are worse around that time, run in family etc. I also went thru sinus, allergy testing, MRI, all is ok just stuck with the headaches. I also take fiorocet with limited relief, and triptans with not much help . I just went to a neuro last week and he put me on topamax for prevention, i take 25 mgs at bedtime, so far no bad effects but its only been 5 days. He also gave me Amerge, i tried it yesterday at the start of a migraine to no avail, so i am contacting him to let him know it was no help. He also suggested i cut down from 90 fiorocet per month to no more than 30. I am weaning and have been taking only 1 a day, im suffering but hoping it helps in long run. I am using an occasional T3 (from a fellow migraine sufferer as my dr never prescribes anything strong) when needed to help me thru not taking so much fiorocet. I guess he thinks rebound is a problem.  Good luck to you and let me know how you do if you try any preventatives. I also tried Depakote which made me extremely nauseous, I vomited 3 days in a row so i had to stop that. i seem to have a sensitive stomach for alot of meds.

Hang in there! 

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