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im in a desperate search to help my mother...

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  • Posted By: sierrra
  • August 9, 2008
  • 03:52 AM

so im a 17 yr old teenager who is extremely sensitive when seeing my mother in the state that she's in and i just want to see if someone on here could possibly help me out.

my mom gets migraines and headaches, like every working woman with a crazy child, but sometimes her headaches get so severe that she will be out of complete human-ness for a day or two. she can barely speak to me because shes in so much pain, the only words she can get out are
"cut my head off"
which is some what worrisome. she gets super nauseous and vomits, she has a hard time walking and shes usually a very lively woman who's dancing around in the kitchen, very active, a skydiver, a good diet, 50 yrs old, no previous medical conditions except for a shoulder surgery a few years ago.. so she basically curls into the fetal position with an ice pack on her head and i stay far away in fear of disturbing the beast.
after she comes out of the headaches and becomes human again her head is sore. I try to ask her exactly what hurts and how shes feeling when its actually happening, but all i get are mumbles and i cant really understand, im helpless... but she did say her nose hurts as well.
so ive got
severe headaches
vomiting
hurting nose
nausea
weak
un functional!

sorry if this isnt enough information but its all i got. my mom claims shes had mri's and cat scans, and it tells her nothings wrong. but there is obviously something very wrong.HELP

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  • My sister had something of the same about two years ago. All of a sudden she started getting terrible migraines, which was odd because the worst she had ever had was sinus headaches. She went to several doctors and finally they found out she had a pineal cyst on her brain. It had bled into itself cause pressure on the part of her brain that blocked cerebralspinal fluid from draining properly. She had brain surgery to remove it and now she is perfectly fine back to her original self. Maybe she should go get another MRI, that's how they found my sisters'. I hope this helped. And again it may not be the exact same thing. I hope your mom is ok!
    lisajk314va 1 Replies
    • August 10, 2008
    • 06:00 AM
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  • It might be cause she doesn't blowdry her hair before she sleeps/ in the morning. I know this sounds weird, but it's true. When your hair is wet, coldness seeps in, and as the person age, it'll come out as severe headaches. That's what happened to my grandmother, she was in so much pain that sometimes, she said she wanted to cut open her head and get the pain over with.It might be different for your mom, but if the doctors can't find any hidden sickness, it might be because of that. =\ Hope that helps.
    nowayinhell 1 Replies
    • August 10, 2008
    • 10:05 AM
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  • Get another MRI done. Definitely pointing to a cyst or aneurysm. There are different types of MRI's....Get the one which requires a dye to be injected before the MRI. Also....the moment your Mom feels the onset of the migrain...tell her to have some Gatorade. Atleast a glass full. For some weird reason....Gatorade seems to stop migrains. Best of luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2008
    • 03:20 AM
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  • she's had an mri and it's normal so you might want mom to get her glands/hormones checked; she could be menopausal and need some hormones to get her through...or it could be migranes, real bad ones. Try making her a strong cup of coffee and get that down her right in the beginning and see if she can snap out of it before she is gone. She can try homeopathy, acupuncture and something called EFT (you should do EFT for yourself for your frustration and also, you can do it in front of mom and say what she should be saying---just seeing you do it for her may get her to repeat what you are doing--check it out):http://www.emofree.com/articles.aspx?id=17 http://www.emofree.com/
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 11, 2008
    • 04:04 AM
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  • Blaze, does the avoidance of cell phones and eletromagnetic forces include microwave ovens? I would think yes...Marionstar
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 01:51 AM
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  • I studied with Dr. Parcells, a famous research nutritionist and doctor, and she said "No, they energize your food but if they get dirty, then they can leak."
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 02:45 AM
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  • First of all is your mom on any medications including birth control?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 02:48 AM
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  • I am a post migraine sufferer. As a child, I would get migraines around 4 times a week. I would have my mother black out the windows with towels so I was in complete darkness, I would vomit and feel like I wanted to cut my head off also. Went to countless Doctors, took endless medication and at one point I remember all these needles being stuck in my head to measure something, not sure what it was. Anyway...after many years of suffering it was determined eventually, (Get this) it was what I was eating that caused the migraines. Certain foods such as Hotdogs, Pizza, Cheese, Peanut butter, anything with high sodium. Once I stopped, so did the migraines! This is just my personal experience with migraines. Just for a week, have your mom write down what she eats and see if this could be a possible cause. Hope this helps! Phil
    philabuster 5 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 09:52 AM
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  • Does your mom crave chocolate by any chance? That would indicate a magnesium deficiency which can cause migraines in people who are deficient. You could get a bottle at Walmart and have her take 400 to 900 mg a day. Too much and she'll get diarrhea. Or for a quick fix, she could take a bath in Epson Salts - magnesium which is absorbed by the skin. They only cost $2. Worth a try! Another deficiency that causes migraines is hormonally related - women going through menopause can suffer from migraines when their estrogen is too low. The best treatment for that is to take natural estrogen made up by a compounding pharmacy but she'd need to see a natural/alternative dr for that - she should NOT take premarin which is made from horse's urine (eww!).
    joyfulgirl 4 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 07:48 PM
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