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Tired and pounding headaches, dr says everything is normal

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  • Posted By: meliscious
  • February 19, 2010
  • 08:41 PM

Hi everyone.

I am hoping that someone can help me a send me in a direction. I have been having the following symptoms on and off since December. I started getting headaches that would start with pounding in the back of my head almost like I can hear my heart beating at the base of my head. After a while my head will start hurting over the top of my right eye. The headaches last from 3-8 hours at a time and happen about 3 times a week. I have also had problems with exhaustion. I have a hard time staying awake past 7:30pm which is odd for me because I am usually up later. If I let myself sleep when I am tired I am awake very early in the morning. If I stay up then I have trouble falling asleep. I have gone to the doctor for this. I thought that the headaches were blood pressure related. I had taken my blood pressure when I had a headache and it was 143/85. I believe the first time I went to the doctor she didn't believe me about the blood pressure. But, the second time I went to the dr. my blood pressure was up and I had a headache. Her immediate thought was to put me on blood pressure medicine. Despite the fact my blood pressure is consistently low at other times. I went on the blood pressure medicine for two days. It made me very light headed, flushed, and tired. Which frankly I didn't need more of. I have had blood work that all came back normal including my tsh which was .92. My doctor also sent me for a cat scan but that came back normal as well. I really think my doctor is at a loss. Last week she told me to start taking Tylenol PM for a few days to see if that would help me sleep better. I didn't feel less exhausted with it. On Saturday night I slept for 11 hours and woke up exhausted. I called the doctor again on Thursday and she had the nurse call me back and called in a prescription for ambien. I have taken it for the past two days do I feel better...no I feel hungover and today I have had a headache for most of the day. I am not stressed out, depressed, or anxious. If you discount the feelings of me being frustrated over being tired.


I am very frustrated at this point. I don't know what to do. Any advice at this point would be appreciated.


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  • Hi everyone. I am hoping that someone can help me a send me in a direction. I have been having the following symptoms on and off since December. I started getting headaches that would start with pounding in the back of my head almost like I can hear my heart beating at the base of my head. After a while my head will start hurting over the top of my right eye. The headaches last from 3-8 hours at a time and happen about 3 times a week. I have also had problems with exhaustion. I have a hard time staying awake past 7:30pm which is odd for me because I am usually up later. If I let myself sleep when I am tired I am awake very early in the morning. If I stay up then I have trouble falling asleep. I have gone to the doctor for this. I thought that the headaches were blood pressure related. I had taken my blood pressure when I had a headache and it was 143/85. I believe the first time I went to the doctor she didn't believe me about the blood pressure. But, the second time I went to the dr. my blood pressure was up and I had a headache. Her immediate thought was to put me on blood pressure medicine. Despite the fact my blood pressure is consistently low at other times. I went on the blood pressure medicine for two days. It made me very light headed, flushed, and tired. Which frankly I didn't need more of. I have had blood work that all came back normal including my tsh which was .92. My doctor also sent me for a cat scan but that came back normal as well. I really think my doctor is at a loss. Last week she told me to start taking Tylenol PM for a few days to see if that would help me sleep better. I didn't feel less exhausted with it. On Saturday night I slept for 11 hours and woke up exhausted. I called the doctor again on Thursday and she had the nurse call me back and called in a prescription for ambien. I have taken it for the past two days do I feel better...no I feel hungover and today I have had a headache for most of the day. I am not stressed out, depressed, or anxious. If you discount the feelings of me being frustrated over being tired.I am very frustrated at this point. I don't know what to do. Any advice at this point would be appreciated.Thanks Hi Friend, Your problem is very easy to be solved. Watch this link and pay attention to patients... http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=218208BA846BCB16&search_query=garla+arjunaGood LuckGarla Arjuna
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  • I'm not sure of your age but, that's exactly what happened to me when I first had the onset of chronic migraines. EXACTLY..... (I was around 26 yrs. old). I pray that what you are experiencing is not chronic migraines and it's something simple or a "one timer." I'm now 46 and have lived the way you're describing (at least 3 per week) for 20 years. There are some Rx's that help with the intensisty but, not the frequency nor chronic fatigue and insomnia. Get to a good neurologist. Your blood pressure is rising because of the pain you're in. The pain over/in one eye is quite common and the other symptoms are quite on target for chronic migraines. Good luck!Rob
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