So from my last post....haven't really got any relief....but have been doing some research on line. A few articles I read said that taking B2 at least 400mg a day and taking 5HTP 4 times a day helps with the headaches. Hey I have tried everything so I gave this a go. Wanted to know if anyone else had tried these and if they did give some relief? The article said it would take a few weeks...I have also uped my water intake...as they said to do that....I also know that my tumor and aneurysm could be playing alot with my pain and my hormone problem.....but my Doctors are so so right now...any help would be appreciated.
Since you have a headache almost daily, what you have is in all probability not a simple migraine but a chronic daily headache (CDH). This can be the primary type—without any cause. One simple reason for daily headaches is compression of cervical spinal nerves. Another reason is TMJ, especially if the headache starts with chewing. The third reason could be severe acidity with or without GERD. The CDH could also be secondary to trauma, raised intracranial hypertension, high blood pressure, temporal arteritis etc. Hence all these need to be ruled out. If the headache lasts for less than 4 hours then it could be a chronic cluster headache or a chronic paroxysmal hemicranias. If it lasts for more than 4 hours it could be chronic tension headache, chronic migraine or altered migraine or hemicranias continua. Indomethacin is the drug of choice in hemicranias continua. In fact the diagnosis is considered confirmed if a patient responds to Indomethacin. If you are in menopausal age group then consult a gynecologist and rule out hormone imbalance and low estrogen as the cause of your headaches. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please discuss these possibilities with your doctor once. You may need some tests for confirmed diagnosis which may include blood tests, MRI etc. Hence apart from medicines it is important to rule out various causes of headaches. You should consult a migraine and headache specialist. Take care!
Thank you so much for your advice. I do see a pain specialist and a neurosurgeon and an endrocrinologist and my Gp. I am on hormone therapy as I had a hysterectomy 21 years ago...it has only been 3 years that The symptoms have went wild...about the same time they found the pituitary brain tumor....and that is when my headaches got really bad and ended up in the hospital. They just found the aneurysm about a year and a half ago... I have a crap load of other heal issues that I deal with on a daily basis.... and have had these issues for 12 years...... the daily headaches just wear me out... had to give up my career...can't be as active and so gained weight which am working very hard to get down due high blood pressure. But some of the meds I am on cause weight gain. I am just tired of so much meds on a daily basis...sometimes I feel the more I get the worse it all seems....just thought maybe some natural stuff might help....but thank you again I will bring your suggestions to my Pain Dr. He always listens to any suggestions...because as he says..."I am not perfect and other help and support I get helps me... then that's the important thing is helping me"....Thank you again for your comment!!
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