i am a female who has had daily headaches for 5yrs now, Started in jan. 2001 2 months after 2nd back surgery for heniated degenerative disc. Have Titanium screw cages in L5-si. have pain still in back but not as bad as before surgery. Headaches start 1/2 hr after getting up and last all day. Also have Seborrhoeic Dermatitis in ears, scalp and around nose. ears itch started same time headaches. 2 different Nerologist said TENSION/MIGRAINE headaches. put on
- BUTALBITAL/ASA&CAFF, DEPAKOTE ER 500MG, BUTALBITAL COMPOUND, BACLOFEN………………NONE OF THESE WORKED
also tried Topamax 10mg but side effects to bad. Was tested for allergies ..tested positive for cat dander, dust, ragweed. Zyrtec and allegra didn't work. but zyrtec -d or allerga D worked for only 2 months. (don't remember which 1 of these 2 worked but only did for 2 months. )
am currently on AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 30MGS, DON'T WORK. !!!!!!!!!!
pain in forhead, cheeks, nose, teeth, around eyes. Nose is stuffed when lay down, when turn over on other side that side gets stuffed. While sleeping start coughing like choking, post nasal drip. Stabbing pain around eyes sometimes. Headach works in higher alltitudes like in mountains. cold weather or ice pack makes worse. Heat pad relives little until take off.
Not senseitive to light or sound, no aura, no vomiting, no usual signs of migraine.
had 1st child last yr ...HEADACHES WERE GONE WHILE PREGNANT AND 1 MONTH AFTER DURING BREASTFEEDING.
SO IS THIS TENSION/MIGRAINE OR ALLERGY? WHY WENT AWAY WHEN PREGNANT?
Why did allegra-d work only for 2 months?
could i also be allergic to dairy or a certain food besides dust,cat and ragweed?
anyone else have same sypmtoms?