Posted By skelly on November 06, 1998 at 22:26:56:
I have been experiencing a constant headache for over 4 weeks. I am a 38 year old female and have had migraines for over 16 years,but I seem to be out growing them as I only get about 2 per year now. I am in very good health. However, this is a different type of headache. The pain radiates from the bottom of my skull up the back of my head, over the top and stops under my eye sockets. I have severe muscle tension in my neck and upper shoulders because of it. It is very severe sitting down, at times more tolerable standing and goes away completely when I lay down. I have been seeing a chiropracter to no avail. I am now seeing a Medical Dr. He gave me a shot of a pain killer that did not work. I have been put on prednisone for ten days and 5mg of Diazepam each night. I am three days into the prednisone but still have no relief unless I lay down. I can not imagine what this could be. It feels like a spinal headache, which I have had before, 12 years ago with the birth of my first children via a C-section and spinal anesthetic. What could be causing this type of headache and why is the pain only relieved when I lay down. Your help in this matter is appreciated. S. Kelly
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