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Year long headache, no answers. Help?

Posted In: Headache 15 Replies
  • Posted By: Fluster Zero
  • August 24, 2009
  • 11:31 PM

Hello I am 17 and my headache started a year ago... I need help with this asap so I can go to school this year, I was unable to complete school last year due to constant headaches that weren't bad at first, but gradually built up and are very overwelming now.

Symptoms:
Headache as soon as I wake up, before I even open my eyes
The headache hurts in the back of my neck, up the back of my head, and on top of my head. It does not stop hurting until I sleep.
Numb left arm(started about 8 months in)
when I open my mouth there is a kind of cracking noise in both of my ears
some minor eye pain

When standing up I have one or more of these happen:
dizziness
see bright light(vision goes for about 10-15 seconds)
see red/blue colors
tingling over my entire body
it feels like I gain 100 pounds and need to sit back down

other pain that may not be relavant to this:
knee aches for a few years now, on and off(knocked my knee cap out in 7th grade)
pain in almost all my teeth(pain cycles between them)

some background on myself:
I am 17
I lost about 80 pounds in 3 years lifting weights(intentional weight loss)
I used to crack my neck a lot starting about 4 years ago

what I have tried so far:
1st dr. had me take ivyprofin(sp?)
2nd dr put me on an anti depressant
2nd dr again put me on an anti inflamatory
2nd dr again put me on fieorset(sp?)caffine pill
neuroligist put me on a muscle relaxant
neur uped the dose
neur ups the dose again
sinus dr puts me on nasonex
dentist gave me antibiotics for my teeth
3 different chiropractors all saying they know what it is

none of them helped for more than maybe a day unless it was one of those rare days I felt decent

I have had an mri of the head, neck, xrays of head, neck, back, nerve conduction test, and sinus test. nothing.

I ask for any suggestion, my life was finally getting good, I lost weight to feel better about myself and finally had a little fun last year in school, and the headaches took that from me. I haven't done a fun activity since last summer... please help.

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