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Old 07-28-2007, 11:18 PM   #1
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Question headache increase lying down & walking, best when sitting (i've had it for 2 days)

Dear all:
I'm 16, male, 140lb, left handed, high school senior.
I got this headache 2 days ago and it's still not going away. I've tried sleeping it off, taking medicine, putting my feet in warm water, trying to forget about it by doing something, etc. I've taken Advil Liquid gels 200mg but they are only temporarily. My mother and sister have migraines and my dad has, I'm guessing either migraines or cluster headaches, and my brother he is straight.
When I usually have headaches, they go away after a couple of hours either by themselves or by taking one Advil. This one started when I woke up 2 days ago and I by noon I took an Advil, then it went away for about 2 hrs and by about 7pm I took 2 Advils which I though would get rid of it. It did get rid of it until 5 am when i woke up from headache and my body was burning from heat, even though the AC was on and the room was pretty cool. I tried putting my feet in warm water and having a wet cloth on my forehead for quite sometime while thinking about something good. When I tried sleeping it off it, the side of my head that I put on the pillow hurt really crazy (my pillow is pretty soft and it's really narrow) When I sit on my chair without moving, only my lower skull and upper neck hurts but it's minor comparing to other times. When I walk, it's like applying a hammer to the inside of my brain. When I try to read something (or just have my eyes open at times), all around my eye hurts really bad (more on the right side).
Has anybody had similar feelings with no past major headache history?
What is the best way to get rid of it?
What has this headache originated from?

thank you,

sorry for misspellings and grammar errors (I feel really bad as you know)

 
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Old 07-29-2007, 03:20 AM   #2
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Re: headache increase lying down & walking, best when sitting (i've had it for 2 days

I would suggest if you are still experiencing this headache you go to the ER. I myself have had to go a couple of times this year for migraines I could not get to go away. I am on imitrex max dose, and they still didn't touch these two. You need to have them examine you to make sure this isn't something else. And, at worst, get treatment for your pain. With your family history, a migraine is the highest diagnosis at factor, but you don't have to live in pain for days. I have cluster headaches too ( just kinda found that out) that are sharp stabbing pains in my head. So go somewhere to get some relief.

 
Old 08-03-2007, 08:40 PM   #3
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Re: headache increase lying down & walking, best when sitting (i've had it for 2 days

Hi there. I'm real sorry that you have to go through this mine did not start lasting more than a day until I was over 21. I have an "undiagnosable" a-typical, severe, re-occurring headache. So take it from me that just because you have other people in your family that have one type of headache. Your's could be different and have nothing to do with their illness; or it could be genetic and yet still act differently than theirs does. So if your symptoms don't fit into a text book definition, don't worry. You deserve care and treatment as much as someone who is fully diagnosed. Also, in my experience(4yrs severe,all of childhood in the moderate catagory)I have learned that you should never have to go days with strong pain. Pain is a signal for our brains and bodies to use for survival. If your pain doesn't subside soon, ask a family member to drive you to the ER. Both my neurologist and pain specialist have taught me that once your pain is above a 5 or 6, especially if you have already tried immetrex and such, that you need to be seen because head pain affects your eating and hydration levels. Also, they can give you the quick hand and foot test, just to make sure that no bigger tests are neccesary. You hold tight, sorry that you have do deal with this at such a fun age!-Jenna(massiveheadpain) =)
P.S.- I can't lie down durring mine either, try propping your back up into sitting position, then squishing a pillow up under the back of your head so that it supports your neck and keeps your head level.

 
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