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headaches

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  • Posted By: jayne matthews
  • November 14, 2006
  • 07:46 PM

Hi to all user's, just a bit of history about my situation:
i have suffered.. and i mean SUFFERED! from severe headaches for 7 years now, i've been to see two neurologists who seem to have diagnosed migraine. They have prescribed me beta blockers galore but i still suffer from the same thing..none of the prescribed medication have worked.I have lost vast amounts of weight and sometimes i don't want to get up of a morning. I am sat here with my sunglasses on writing this, i have lost 2 job's because of it , and i am at the end of my tether!. The doctor's are quite reluctant to send me for an MRI scan due to the cost of the procedure, i've had a CAT scan which came up normal. OH, i also get a lump in the back of my head about 3 times a month too. HELPPPP!!, any suggestions?.:( :confused:

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  • have you ever had a work up completed to rule out cluster headaches? i too SUFFERED with them for years.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 01:25 AM
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  • I too have gotten frequent headaches. I finally was dignosed with hypothyroidism, but I also have noduals on my pituitary gland, that were found thru a mri. I think you should get that mri done anyways, if it is something that can show anything more then a cat scan I say do it. Good luck!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 03:35 AM
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  • thanks for your comments, lets hope they send me for an mri scan as the ct scan really masks the problem, i've been referred to another neurologist. "i'll keep you posted on the outcome" CHEERS, JAYNE M.:rolleyes:
    jayne matthews 2 Replies
    • November 28, 2006
    • 10:34 AM
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  • The lump on the back of the head seems significant. My husband suffered from headaches for many years and always had a lump or knot that accompanied them on one side on the back of his head. Turns out he has a blood clotting disorder called lupus anti-phospholipid antigen. Some people with lupus have it but some people without lupus also can have it. It can cause headaches for a lifetime and my husband was only diagnosed when he suffered bilateral pulmonary embolisms. It is a blood test that any Dr can order and a hematologist would be a specialist who knows about this disorder.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 27, 2006
    • 00:05 AM
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  • If you have not had your eyes checked do so to make sure they are not damaged.You may have have increased intracranial pressure especially if you have periods of double vision problems with blurred vision or perception problems.
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  • at last i've actually been prescribed a drug that works!.. the only problem is that the drug is a steroid, i've also had my headaches diagnosed as.. PULMANORY ARTERITIS, a condition that effects the arteries in the brain.They are finally sending me for an MRI scan, wish me luck!. Ihave also had my eyes checked, my teeth checked by an orthodontistand had an endoscope shoved up my nose!!! all these checks proved negative. The steroids have been prescribed for a short period of time as any long term doses can cause damage to my immune system...but at this moment in time i am headache free for the first time in years....FEEL'S GREAT SO FAR. Thanks for the support and advice, i'll keep you all posted. JAYNE.
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  • I had lots of headaches all the time and stopped drinking coffee. After 1-2 days, I had a bad headache, after that time they went away for good. Now I don't get any headaches any more. If all else fails, try NO COFFEE. God bless.
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