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Feb 08, 2016 2:33 AM

As lots of you have probably read before I've suffered from daily headaches since Dec 17. Yesterday and today my headaches are severe and nothing seems to be touching it. I am prescribed Imitrex and take Advil and/or Tylenol when necessary. Is there anything else I should try doing? Exercise is out as I'm currently restricted from any strenuous activity.

Feb 08, 2016 4:44 AM

I have Botox injections because of my daily headache/migraines. The injections have lowered the number of days I'm in pain, but after the injections I've experienced, jaw tightness (which gives me a slight headache), neck pain and injection sites pain, and I'm nauseous a couple of days after.
The good thing is, I haven't been calling out of work that much, nor in bed, in a dark room, crying that much.
I still have pain from jaw clenching, which hurts at my temples and my back teeth....I just traded some pain for other pains :-( If I get too bad, I take Relpax, which sometimes help with my residuals. I try not to take too many meds....I am always thinking of my liver and how my body shouldn't have all these meds in it. Seems to me doctors are readily giving drugs, just to shut people up, not caring what our bodies go through.
Hope you feel better.

Feb 08, 2016 8:36 AM

I feel like the Botox is helping too! I'm on my 3rd round of Botox and I get 3-4 days less of migraines per month now. Hopefully after the 4th it'll be even better!

Feb 08, 2016 10:31 AM

Do you get the jaw tightness and nausea after your injections?

Feb 08, 2016 10:43 AM

Botox does help, the injections hurt especially the ones around the brow. I'm still with headaches and taking Relpax. In the long run, Botox is kind of worth the needle pricks. Go to the website, you can get a payment card to offset some of the cost. I didn't know this, found out from the website looking for side effects.

Feb 09, 2016 5:05 PM

Cdngirl37, I've had migraines since neck surgery in 1995, usually over one eye. A couple of years ago I started getting daily headaches. They would start at the base of my skill and climb over the scalp then encompass the whole top of my head. Someone on this site mentioned cervicogenic headaches so I went to see my doctor. I went through epidural steroid nerve blocks (ESI's) in 2012-2014, and rarely had either the cervicogenic or migraine headaches. If I recognized the cervicogenic headaches soon enough and trea, it prevents it going into a migraine. Last August I started getting both more often again. I'm waiting to be scheduled for more nerve blocks. Maybe ESI'S or Botox injx would help you. 🙂🙏💕🌼

Feb 09, 2016 9:04 PM

I will ask :) Thanks!

Feb 11, 2016 10:44 PM

Midrin really helps my migraines. Prescribed by a neurologist.

Feb 12, 2016 2:12 AM

I haven't been to see a neurologist yet.

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