Allergy shot migraine for 3 weeks and counting

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   Posted 5/24/2015 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi my son started allergy shots, the 3rd week he got a migraine within hours that lasted about a week. The 4th week he got a migraine the next morning, and has had it ever since. His allergist strongly denies that the shots caused his headache(my son has never had headaches before). Of course we immediately stopped allergy shots. We have tried codeine/caffeine tabs from ENT doctor, a round of prednisone from General doctor, B-2 and magnesium from Neurologist, along with the OTC remedies, nothing has helped. We discontinued/lessened ibuprofen because of possible rebound effects. We are even trying homeopathic Belladonna tabs. The general doctor feels that the headache should go away as the allergy shot serum fades away. My son has sinus and eye pain, sensitivity to light and loud noise, he thinks maybe the pain is a little less than it was the first week. Any help will be appreciated!

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   Posted 5/24/2015 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Also he is continuing his regular allergy regimen- Allegra, singulair, flonase. Thanks!

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   Posted 5/25/2015 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope your son's migraines have been resolved. It looks like no one here is familiar with this as a side effect of allergy shots. I did a search of the old threads and no one mentioned it there, either.

I did see a doctor's comment on an Q & A site, he said that allergy shots can cause headaches and migraines if the dose is too strong.
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   Posted 5/27/2015 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I had minor reactions to my shots when I first started them - not your son's reaction but redness and swelling at the injection site. My shots were too strong. It took 2 dilutions of the serum to not react, and then I took a month at each rise in concentration and amount injected.

I'm happy now with my shots. I have no allergy symptoms unless I develop a new allergy, which I did a couple of years ago. I had to have grass added one year when the pollen count was high and everyone was running to the allergist.

Some people are just very sensitive.
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