Good morning, I am new to this forum, I usually post on the Lupus forum. Anyway I have been having a lot of problems with headaches over the last month and I am having a hard time figuring out the cause or any good treatment. I have been to the chiropractor and he says my back is not bad enough to cause the type of headaches that I am having...my rheumatologist says he doesn't think they are migraines as I don't have an "aura". I went to my PCP yesterday evening and he thinks I might be having migraines and prescribed Imitrex and Fioricet. I had had my headache just about the whole day so he told me to take the Imitrex when I got home. Within about 20 minutes of taking it I had the worst headache I have ever had. It felt like the top of my head was going to come off...then I developed a tightness in my upper chest and across the back of my shoulders, then I had the weirdest heaviness in my jaw. Anyway needless to say I just went to bed and when I woke up this morning my eyes were very puffy and I still have the headache although it is down to a dull roar now.
Has anyone had any experience with Imitrex that was even close to this.
Obviously I won't be taking it anymore, I called my PCP and they made me an appointment to see a neurologist (in 3 weeks). Hope my head doesn't explode by then!!
Thanks for any info anyone has and thanks for letting me vent!
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out that there isn't, than live as if there isn't and die to find out that there is."
Diagnosed; UCTD 2001; Fibro, 2006-Lupus w/ Sjogren's, Depression, Acid Reflux
Methotrexate, Diclofenac, Restasis, Folic Acid, Tramadol, Flexeril, Celexa, Pepcid and PRN Percocet.