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Neck pain, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, overall ill feeling

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  • Posted By: Phishface09
  • September 20, 2015
  • 05:18 AM

So for about 7 years I've been dealing with chronic headaches which were managed with Excedrin, sleep, exercise, whatever. I've been dealing and living normally with no significant issues. 2 Excedrin usually takes care of the problem and I'm good to go. Finally, after I'd had enough and wanted to stop relying on pain pills everyday, I went and got an MRI, had extensive blood work, saw a TMJ specialist, orthodontist, chiropractor, neurologist, ENT and STILL cannot get a solid answer. Everything came back "clear, negative and fantastic". No issues with my teeth other than a slight crossbite and some crowding.So I decided I wanted to get invisiline which required me getting a wisdom tooth out a month ago (bony impacted), which please understand has nothing to do with my headaches, but since then, I have also started light weightlifting and resistance training with a personal trainer. Ever since then, my headaches have become annoyingly more significant and accompanied by a super sore neck. I went back to the oral surgeon, he packed it for dry socket and sent me along. It's healed up nicely and I have little to no jaw pain anymore, but still pain in my temple and UPPER jaw on that side, which makes no sense cos I got the bottom one out. I understand that this could he related to working out but, it radiates all over my head. It feels equivalent to how it feels after a night of screaming at a concert or something and your neck and temples just feel swollen snd achy? Movement aggravates it. I feel like I always have to be resting my head my hand or something. I even took a week and a half off the gym and did no work outs whatsoever and still, pain the whole time. Aside from this, I've just generally been feeling CRAPPY for months. Just...gross. I always feel kinda hungover and achy and GROSS. I don't know how else to describe it.

Just a side note, I used to be able to drink people under the table and I have one or two drinks with my husband and I'm ready for bed at 8pm on a Friday night. It's frustrating for both of us. I have no ambition to do anything but work, sleep, repeat. Bed is my sanctuary because I don't have to answer to anyone about my headaches and pain. Excedrin won't even touch these, Advil and other NSAIDs are useless for me.

My current meds: Zoloft 50mg once a day (take for anxiety/panic), Trokendi XR 25mg twice per day (just started, not sure if it works yet), Excedrin ES as needed

I work in pharmacy, so yes, I am aware I am not supposed to drink on these meds. I drink in moderation in social settings.

Please help. This is ruining my life.

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