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Jan 25, 2011 in the Pain Management Community - 6
thank you so much for your responses! it helps to know that others find they can sometimes act this way when they are in pain too, and that everyone seems to agree that taking time to myself is a good way of handling it. i will try the other suggestions as well. thank you so much!
Jan 20, 2011 in the Pain Management Community - 6
Hi everyone, I would say that lately my base pain level is around a 2/10 to a 3/10, and I still feel like myself when I am at a mild pain level. But, I get severe headaches so my pain can spike to anywhere from a 5/10 to a 9/10. A normal headache for me is probably between a 5/10 and 7/10. As soon as my pain spikes to a 5/10, I stop being a nice person...
Jan 13, 2011 in the Chiari Malformation Community - 2
Hi everyone, What do you all do about bags/backpacks/purses? I can't use backpacks really at all without triggering pain. I sometimes use over-the-shoulder bags, and I know that's not great, but it seems to cause less pain than backpacks as long as the shoulder strap is really wide and what I am carry is very light. Some weeks even light shoul...
Jan 04, 2011 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 2
Hi patty_h, Migraines and hypothyroidism can be comorbid conditions. So this means that your hypothyroidism and migraines could be related to each other, but they do not cause each other. In terms of headaches, there is a documented connection between chronic headaches or chronic migraines with hypothyroidism. Some people with hypothyroidism find that ...
Jan 04, 2011 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 3
Hi tcamardo2, Since your headache has not gone away, I think that you should see both your family doctor as well as your eye doctor. You are probably right about needing to check your contacts prescription. Eye strain is a common cause of headaches. To avoid eyestrain at work, take short breaks where you are not looking at the computer. Instead, look f...
Jan 04, 2011 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 2
Hi hippiechick34627, I get migraines and nose bleeds too, and I am also taking much of the same types of medication that you are. Although migraines and nose bleeds are not directly related to each other, it is possible that whatever is causing the nosebleeds is the same thing that is triggering the migraines. In my case, I take zomig nasal spray f...
Jan 04, 2011 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 2
Hi tony798, You are right, these could be migraine headaches especially since you suffer from migraine headaches. Migraine is a hereditary disease, which means that there is a good possibility that your child either has migraine headaches or could at one point in his life develop migraine headaches. Both of my parents, as well as two of my grandparents (on...
Jan 04, 2011 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 1
Hi helpforheadaches, It is possible for a migraine pattern to change to due a life-style change (moving to a new area or stress, etc.) or a physical change (age, hormones, etc.). When your migraine pattern changes, it is very important to check in with your family doctor or your migraine specialist (neurologist, etc.). This way your doctor can keep track o...
Aug 05, 2010 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 3
Hi migraineman1, I am sorry to hear that you have been suffering with this for 4 years. I hope you find a successful treatment plan soon. If you find that the Topamax is helping, but it is also giving you side-effects, then you have to weigh the pros and cons of the medication to decide if you want to stay on it or try another medication. All medication...
Aug 03, 2010 in the Migraines & Headaches Community - 2
Hi jacqui1972, It was good that you went to the doctor when you first experienced this pro-longed headache. Since your current treatment has not relieved your headache, it may be a good idea to return to your doctor. Your doctor may need to run some blood tests to find out if the antibiotics cured your infection or if you still have an infection. If you...