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Old 02-10-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Red face Severe headache after BP diagnosis

Hello

Need advice bad.

My mother was diagnosed with bells palsy a week ago, she is now having extremely severe headaches and her (heartless) doc will only prescribe Excedrin-style pain meds. It's not enough. She lays in bed, kicking, moaning, crying, it's absolutely horrible. We give her coffee, which helps slightly due to the caffeine.

I found zero information here related to BP headaches. Can anyone please let me know if you are familiar with this or how to reduce the pain??

Thanks

 
Old 03-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Re: Severe headache after BP diagnosis

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Hello

Need advice bad.

My mother was diagnosed with bells palsy a week ago, she is now having extremely severe headaches and her (heartless) doc will only prescribe Excedrin-style pain meds. It's not enough. She lays in bed, kicking, moaning, crying, it's absolutely horrible. We give her coffee, which helps slightly due to the caffeine.

I found zero information here related to BP headaches. Can anyone please let me know if you are familiar with this or how to reduce the pain??

Thanks

I am on Day 11 of Bell's Palsy and headaches are frequently seen in BP along with neck pain and pain behind the ear. I often wake up in the middle of the night with a radiating neck pain that's hard to handle.

Ask her MD for Gabapentin (Neurontin). It is an anti-seizure med that's used off label for pain and from what I read, it works. I was prescribed it but I don't like taking it because it makes me sleepy. There is evidence that this might help her.

Good luck. I need it as well.

-friscogiants

 
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