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Oct 07, 2015 4:17 PM

Going insane. Starting to get upset and depressed. It's affecting me to the point where I am not able to continue school (high school for a third time). Just starting to figure out why I have had daily headaches for 3 months now (just managed to get a specialist). Anyone know of anything or diagnosed with these evil painful headache headaches? Would like some insight/enlightenment. .. Thanks.

Oct 07, 2015 4:44 PM

What type of headaches have you been diagnosed with? I have tension headaches daily caused by my PTSD as well as scoliosis. I have 2-3 migraines on average per month.

Oct 07, 2015 8:03 PM

Originally I had had only migraines. They came and gone once in a great while. Now for the past 3 months they have been 24/7 every day. No diagnosis yet. Just did my MRI today. I do have fibromyalgia to boot.

Oct 07, 2015 8:10 PM

Do you have pain in your neck or upper back? I hope they can figure out what's causing these and give you some relief! ✌️❤️

Oct 07, 2015 8:14 PM

Yes. Mainly my neck. Burning type of pain usually. Thanks.

Oct 07, 2015 8:24 PM

Hmm I have a burning sensation in my upper back and neck. One doctor thought maybe I had occipital neuralgia. They gave me Occipital blocker shots and I didn't have a migraine for over a year.

Oct 07, 2015 8:28 PM

Hmm... Interesting.That sounds like it was relieving. I always hated lidocaine injections. Just annoying and kinda painful. Is it similar procedure?

Oct 07, 2015 8:37 PM

These are near the base of your skull in the occipital nerves. It was a little painful but definitely worth the absence of the migraines. Lidocaine shots aren't very fun either.

Oct 07, 2015 8:40 PM

Kuiy, I'm sorry to hear about your headaches. I spent two years with headaches that started in my shoulders and neck, but would climb up and over the head, squeezing pain like a vise. The doctors said it was from my neck discs (C2-3 & C7-T1), cervicogenic. It often caused migraines. I went through epidural steroid injx for a series of three, twice in 24 months. The last was in 2014, and the headaches are only 4-8 times a month now. I hope you can get a diagnosis and treatment that helps long term. Hugs & a prayer you'll be much better soon! 🙏🌼

Oct 07, 2015 8:41 PM

Doesn't sound the fun.

Oct 07, 2015 8:41 PM

*too fun

Oct 07, 2015 8:42 PM

No it's not, but it's at least more tolerable now.

Oct 07, 2015 8:44 PM

I'm glad to hear you both are able to tolerate the headaches. Makes me happy to know there is a point of tolerance. I want to get to that point. Thanks.

Oct 07, 2015 10:39 PM

I've had them for the last 18 years. I've been in more emergency rooms than I care to count. I'm on a daily medication to help prevent them and I have two emergency meds that I take when I get one plus an anti nausea med.

Oct 08, 2015 12:13 AM

Right now mine is a generic Topamax and the emergency med is generic Maxalt. I was prescribed only 9 tablets of the Maxalt. How often do you take your emergency meds? I also have one for nausea. Makes me sleepy.

Oct 08, 2015 1:30 AM

I have imitrex and maxalt along with odansetron. With my propranolol (the every day one) I don't get them often and when I do I try Excedrin first. I use my emergency meds about once a month now. It helps to learn the triggers

Oct 08, 2015 9:59 AM

Myofascial triggerpoints can also cause headaches.
A physiotherapist could treat you with triggerpoint therapy or dry needling to ease the pain.

Oct 08, 2015 10:45 AM

I got to my massage therapist, he works on my neck and tmj that relieves my headaches for a while. It's worth a try.

Oct 09, 2015 8:07 AM

I have Chronic Migraines, they are not easy to live with especially if you can't take triptain medications like immatrex or maxsult. I'm allergic so knowing your triggers is good. I take a preventative medication toprimate and amatripyline daily. I still get them of course, and when I do , I have to take and laydown in a cold dark quiet room with my gel mask that I keep in the freezer and take a nap to try and sleep it off. It's not easy doing it the hard way. Good luck on trying to get your headaches down to a minimum.

Oct 09, 2015 11:51 AM

My Neuro put me on CQ 10 take 3 x day I have been taking them for about 3 years now. I can't take the prescription meds most of them can cause heart problems and I have a family history of heart trouble.

Oct 09, 2015 11:17 PM

What helped my speciaist was a hourly diary listing foods, lighting,room colors,room shading colors, scents, onset of the warnings, such as weird taste in the mouth, weird smell from nowhere,strobe light or flickering in the eyes, strange sounds, havi g the runs. It was hard to do but it helped me identify the triggers. Mine are non-incadectent lighting, any room with amber shading, diet drinks,loud tv, watching the tv in a darken room. Make sure to think hard on doing a diary, any good doctor should have suggested it.

Jan 26, 2016 3:40 PM

Do you clench your teeth at night? It's hard to know because you'd be asleep, but that can cause both tension & migrain headaches.

Jan 26, 2016 6:15 PM

No thanks to dry needling, wet needling, tatoo needling... Lol

Jan 26, 2016 6:22 PM

I've had chronic migraines since I was 13 and I'm 21 now. I'm on my second treatment of Botox injections and they have significantly reduced the amount of migraines I've had!

Jan 26, 2016 6:58 PM

Meganblondie, the TV ads say you must have 3 or more migraines a month. A year ago I would have exceeded that by far. But I had epidural steroid injections in the C7-T1 areas and my weekend migraine was the first one in months. But it sure was a doozy! Ugh!! My sister has great results with botox for her migraines.

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