After many years of going to doctors (over a dozen), I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, shoulder anomaly, fibromyalgia and migraines. I cannot believe the intense pain over the last 1 1/2 yrs, especially with the headaches. I can track my symptoms before a headache, but cannot prevent it from happening. The headaches occur every 4-5 weeks. I begin to feel flu-like symptoms about 5-7 days before the headache, I get very hot (without a fever), dizzy, weak, tired, grouchy, lethargic. Before the headache, the pain starts in my neck, I feel stabbing pains in my head, pain behind my eyes, light sensitivity - then headache hits. I'm down for at least 3-days - can't eat, drink sprite to keep hydrated and it works to help nausea. Ice seems to work best to provide numbness. Most of the migraine medicines do not work. I have just recently been tried on Migranol - it helped - but did not get rid of the headache. Suppositories help with the nausea. The problem is that I've been given so much medicine that does not work for the fibro or the headaches that I'm starting to believe I have something else going on in my body. Unfortunately I have to learn to live with this illness as do my family and husband, but will continue to seek the cause to help find relief. Any ideas or comments?Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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