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Re: headaches lasting more than 3 months

Re: headaches lasting more than 3 months

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Posted by Dee on December 01, 2000 at 11:07:53:

In Reply to: headaches lasting more than 3 months posted by Lillian Hammer on November 09, 2000 at 12:06:58:

: my daughter went to the Azores & came down with a cold from there she flew to Paris and really had a bad earache and headache. came back to the states with the earache which developed into full time headaches - this has been since the middle of August now - she has been to the ear doctor no problems-no sinus problems-she has just gone to a neurologist who prescribed some kind of pain pill for headaches & elavil for depression. Her father died 4 weeks ago and she has had problems with this but she is not a complainer so for her to complain this much with a headache is not a good sign. they made an appt. for her to get an MRI but so far have not gotten her in-seems like they don't rush things but she just called me and is in complete misery with the burning headache - it changes from time to time this morning early her neck was hurting - and now she has this burning headache where she can hardly function she is calling doctor's office again to beg for them to get her the MRI which will tell her if it could be something more than just a headache. She works out daily - is 47 years old and not a complainer this is very unusual for her but the headaches are so bad she can't help but complain. could she have caught some sort of a bug while out of the country- has anyone taken elavil for this problem? Has anyone had the MRI's to rule out more serious problems? Can anyone give me some help here? thanks.
: lhammer


I've had a constant daily headache for 13 years now. I remember the day it started like it was yesterday. And ever since that day it never stopped.

I've had at least 10 MRI's that I can remember off the top of my head, 4 CT scans, more x-rays than I can even begin to count. So far they have not found any cause for my headaches.

My pain starts usually in the base of my head right at my neck. Then it normally works it's way over the left side of my head around to my left temple.

This is the way it works 80% of the time. I do get headaches within seconds as well. I can be fine one minute and within 2 seconds have a full blown migraine. No warning symptoms, nothing just bang migraine and hospital time.

All I can really tell you is if your daughters headache seems different than what she's been experiening then go to the emergency room. It might be a good idea for her to keep a headache diary. Keep tabs daily on her headaches. I can now tell the difference between serveal different typs of headaches I get from my normal, migraine, rebound, cluster, etc...

Good luck I hope she get better soon

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