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Headache help and diagnosis?

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  • Posted By: butterfly33
  • March 31, 2008
  • 08:02 PM

Over the last 6 years I've had headaches. They are usually on the left temple, throbbing. I have about two headaches a week. During these, I tend to space out. Light and sound affects me, but I'm able to handle it. I crave liquids and products containing sugar (like bananas and strawberries). Foods containing a ton of starch or sodium make me sicker. My doctors weren't too concerned at first, saying that I'll just grow out of them. My neurologist claims that it's about trying different medications to find the right one. Imitrex doesn't work and Maxalt relieves the pain, but doesn't cure it. I've been on too many preventative meds to name them all. One time I went to Urgent Care to see if a doctor would be able to get a better understanding during an attack. The neuro on hand claimed that I could be given anything until I had a CT scan (which they didn't have at that facility). When I went back to my normal neurologist, she claimed that it wasn't necessary and prescribed another medicine (which didn't help).

I also have digestive problems (which may be related or unrelated). I have diarrhea about three times a week. When I eat (after every meal) I get bloated. Sometimes I have bad gas. Fatty foods hurts my stomach more and it feels like a rubber band is being snapped across it (upper abdominal, usually on the left side). My doctor diagnosed me as lactose intolerant, but that idea was dismissed when I wasn't affected by milk and cheese, and I presented the same symptoms with nondairy products. After that, I was prescribed with an antiacid (Prevacid). That didn't work either.

I have had iron deficiency anemia in the past, but recent blood tests showed that I'm not anemic anymore. My EKG was normal. There was a marker in a previous blood test that was abnormal. My present physican thought it was nothing and dismissed it. Another doctor a couple weeks ago told me that it means inflammation and that it should've been followed up on. So far nothing has been done with that (since the test is now over a year old). So do you know what might be wrong? Any help will be appreciated.

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  • Do you use a cell phone or cordless phone? These could cause headaches. You could be developing electrosensitivities. Mobile and Wireless - Largest Biological Experiment: http://www.newmediaexplorer.org/sepp/2006/04/20/mobile_and_wireless_largest_biological_experiment.htm Microwave Sickness - Electrical Sensitivity & Hypersensitivity: http://www.ei-resource.org/illness-information/related-conditions/electrical-sensitivity-&-hypersensitivity/ Nope, I don't use a phone that much. Maybe once a day if that.
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  • Hi, Sounds like you are getting mini migrains,also, sounds like you are lactose intolerant. The allergy from dairy causes "headache" and bloat, with stomach pain. Since I was a child, I suffered these symptoms. At age 46, I finally got diagnosed as having an allergy to milk. I had tried many,many meds, but they have side effects too. Today, I do not do dairy at all. Have not had a headache or migraine, no bloat or stomach pain either. It was hard at first, but you should experiment and stay off dairy for at least 4-6 wks. I also take plant enzymes after each meal and I see a homeopathic doctor. Regular Docs just throw pills at you. Good luck!:) PS All the symptoms you have I have had .The dairy and fatty fried foods make digestion intolerable, it just stays in your gut and does not digest,so whatever you eat, you will still feel like crap.:cool:No pun intended. Try your own experiment and see what happens, what can it hurt? Good Luck!
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  • Hi, Sounds like you are getting mini migrains,also, sounds like you are lactose intolerant. The allergy from dairy causes "headache" and bloat, with stomach pain. Since I was a child, I suffered these symptoms. At age 46, I finally got diagnosed as having an allergy to milk. I had tried many,many meds, but they have side effects too. Today, I do not do dairy at all. Have not had a headache or migraine, no bloat or stomach pain either. It was hard at first, but you should experiment and stay off dairy for at least 4-6 wks. I also take plant enzymes after each meal and I see a homeopathic doctor. Regular Docs just throw pills at you. Good luck!:) PS All the symptoms you have I have had .The dairy and fatty fried foods make digestion intolerable, it just stays in your gut and does not digest,so whatever you eat, you will still feel like crap.:cool:No pun intended. Try your own experiment and see what happens, what can it hurt? Good Luck!Thanks, but I've already tried that. I went vegan for a couple months awhile ago and that didn't help (since I'm vegetarian). Then I went on pills for lactose intolerance and those just made problems worse. I've gotten sick on a meal consisting of salmon and salad before. It could be possible that I have an allergy to something in my food (just not milk).
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