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Old 04-07-2006, 09:43 PM   #1
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I have had a horrible migraine for over a week now, it started last friday afternoon and its still going strong now. It seems to get worse if I'm hungry, but never completely goes away. I don;t know what to do because it has taken over my life basically, doesn't matter if I sleep more, take aspirin, I've even gotten both the Advil and Excederin migraine medicines and althought the excederin one seemed to work for a day, it just keeps coming back. It's like its always there, just waiting to come back. I get light headed, and dizzy am nauseuos and the pain is just horrible. The main pain is between my eyes. But there is also pain at the back of my head and in my neck. I really don't know what to do any suggestions or advice is appreciated. Basically all I have wanted to do this last week is sleep and cry the pain is so intense. I keep hoping it will go away on its own but I can't continue this way when I work 45 hours a week. Please please please help me.

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Old 04-10-2006, 05:23 PM   #2
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Re: Migraine lasting over a week

You need to see your doctor. If you are having a true migraine, you will need prescription medication.

In the meantime, suggest that you click on the Health Guide at the top of this site & do some research on the following:
Migraine triggers
Headache triggers
Migraine diary
Headache diary

Good luck

Old 04-14-2006, 04:45 AM   #3
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Re: Migraine lasting over a week

It sounds more like a cluster headache to me (vascualar headache related to migraine.)

Do you know anyone on beta blockers for high blood pressure who can give you an atenolol, a propranolol, nadolol...or any of the several drugs that end in -olol. It might help.

Sometimes caffeine helps.

The best you can do is get to a doctor where he can prescribe something strong to stop the pain (maybe an opiate) and look you over.

Does the headache make you feel like you want to pace back and forth (cluster?)

Do you want to be in the dark (migraine?)

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