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Headache and cough

Apr 28, 2015 11:46 PM

I've lived with a headache and a cough since October 20 2013. I have been to doctor after doctor with no help

Apr 28, 2015 11:58 PM

I'm laying here watchingith a very bad Headach and my chest is burning where I have coughed so much

Apr 28, 2015 11:59 PM

Eddie, I see that you have been seeing the doctor... It is a very long time to have a headache for over a year and a half. My question to you is, have you been to an ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Doctor?? I suffer from chronic migraines so I know that having a headache all the time is a nightmare. Have you had your sinuses checked out? (Scoped, CT, MRI?) The reason I ask this question is that generally with chronic headache and cough, there is some kind of post nasal drip causing the cough. Perhaps there are other folks here in the community that may have other thoughts or even experience in this matter. I hope that you find the help that you need. All the very best and good luck to you.

Apr 29, 2015 12:01 AM

I have been to all these doctors u listed and all NOTHING HELPS.

Apr 29, 2015 12:06 AM

Eddie, I am so sorry that you have not gotten any relief. I was hoping that perhaps that I stumbled onto something that may help you. I am so sorry that I was not able to help. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Apr 29, 2015 12:08 AM

And there's times I think my family thinks it's all in my head.

Apr 29, 2015 12:14 AM

I even had brain surgery last June to relieve the pressure on my brain but it didn't help.

Apr 29, 2015 1:09 PM

Eddiepritchett, I'm sorry you are suffering with a constant headache. I too suffer migraines, but I have other headaches too.I use midrib for migraines, Tylenol x-strength elsewise. I have a scalp massager for the top of head pain & a Dr scholls wand massager that I can massage the upper back, neck & scalp with. I have rice in a tubesock in the freezer that I place wherever it's needed and I microwave it if I want it hot.

On the cough, do you have a dry mouth? I've had nearly 2 years of coughing that they've run tests for and finally said it must be my allergies. Recently my eyes nose, & mouth (throat included) have been dryer than normal. Blood tests showed Sjogrens b antibodies so they did a lip biopsy and it came back as consistent with sjogrens. When I life down at night my mouth & throat get extremely dry and I cough more. I think my cause is the sjogrens and not my allergies. I use throat sprays to moisten last night (found in store yesterday), and didn't cough as much. Maybe you could get some to try (CVS spray for dry mouth). Praying you'll find help soon. 🙏🌼

Apr 29, 2015 7:14 PM

Both the headache and cough are symptoms of mycotoxins in your system.

Apr 30, 2015 8:59 AM

Woke up at 4:30 with a massive headache but it wouldn't die down TIL about 9. I TOOK A GOODY POWDER

Apr 30, 2015 10:05 AM

I'm sorry about your headache Eddie. I hope you can get some rest today. Do you wake up with headaches often? Does your doctor know? I can't remember what waking with headaches can mean but I was doing that and they did a sleep study on me. I snore because my tmjjoints are degenerating, causing my lower jaw to slip back when I'm on my back and narrowing my throat & causing my wake-up headaches. Lack of oxygen was cause of my headaches but they were looking for something else. Maybe someone else can fill in the blank. 🙏🌼

Apr 30, 2015 11:41 AM

Sounds like you hit the nail on the head, Flappsy. Same thing with me. The TMJ joints are deteriorated to the point that if I lay on my back and fall asleep, the jaw slides back and causes snoring and lack of oxygen. I also used to get up with bad headaches every morning. Since I have not been able to sleep in a bed for almost ten years, I dont have that situation any more, However, when I go to a friend's house, I have no choice but to sleep in a bed and then it becomes difficult. Eddie, I hope you find the answers you need to help you out and that your day goes well and your headache eases.

May 07, 2015 12:56 AM

Have you tried muscle relaxers or prescription subtriptline (there is no way thats spelled right) lol but I take these have had chronic migraines since i was 11

May 27, 2015 11:05 PM

I tried the sumatriptan bills and to me it makes the headaches worse.

May 28, 2015 8:54 AM

Eddiepritchett, my doctor told me yesterday that waking with headaches likely means you snore, and could have sleep apnea. Have you been tested for this? 🙏🌼

May 28, 2015 4:14 PM

Pain/muscle strain/nerve problems in neck can cause headache and sore throat. Maybe it's your neck and not your head. Migraines can be cervicogenic. I had a sore throat for a long time, and found out it was my neck.

May 29, 2015 2:40 PM

Well I had a awesome Thursday but a terrible Friday

May 29, 2015 4:27 PM

Aw, Eddie, I'm sorry! Hugs & prayers 🙏🌼

May 31, 2015 10:27 AM

Sending gentle hugs and prayers your way Eddie.

May 31, 2015 10:44 AM

Starrynight, I think you're who told me about the cervicogenic headaches. Some of mine start as those and if I don't treat early enough it also gives me a migraine Eddie, could this be what's going on? Google cervicogenic headaches. Hope you've had some relief! 🙏🌼

May 31, 2015 10:48 AM

I went to pain management and was told this go around that I have cervicogenic headaches. I usually don't catch them in time because I sit and hope that they will ease up if I try to get comfortable. The problem is they don't and then I end up with a horrible migraine. It sucks..... I feel so bad for anyone who has this problem.

Jun 26, 2015 11:50 AM

I was put on lidocaine a few weeks ago and it hat been such of a relief.

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