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Re: Tension Headaches\Migraines

Re: Tension Headaches\Migraines

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Posted by Mary on August 01, 2000 at 10:14:29:

In Reply to: Tension Headaches\Migraines posted by Melanie on August 01, 2000 at 09:43:12:

: For about one year now I have been suffering from tension headaches that turn into migraines. As of right now I have had a headache for 32 days straight. I have every medication you can think of and I go for shots which relieve the pain only temporarily. I have a constant pain at the base of my skull...and I have gone to a Headache Clinic to have injections (nerve block) done in my neck. I go again this friday, and the last time I had it done I was not able to move my neck for about 4 days. The headaches have prevented me from being able to work on several occassions and I fear that I am about to lose my current job because of it. I know that my health is the most important thing but it is very frustrating to have headaches control my life. I currently have very little stress in my life, except for headaches!! I take ambien at night to get a restful nights sleep because that is part of my problem, or was...but I wake up with pain and go to bed with pain. I don't know where to turn anymore...you name it I have tried it. From home remedies to chiropractors, 2 neurologists, and now the headache clinic. I need a miracle.
: Any feedback would be greatly appreciated...thank you!

My first comment is to wonder if you have tried anything long enough for it to be effective. You say you have only had these headaches a year but have already seen 2 neurologists plus all the others you mentioned. Some treatments and/or medications can take up to 4 weeks or more to really start being effective. I assume you have had a CT scan and MRI to rule out any problems medically. My best suggestion would be stick with one thing for a while to give it a chance to work instead of jumping from treatment to treatment. Perhaps some other posters have a better idea.


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