Hello, I have recently been suffering from severe headaches that originate behind my left eye, behind my ear, to the base of my neck. It hurts to cough, sneeze, or even bend over to pick something up. I had a CT of the sinuses and it turned up nothing. My doctor put me on 800 mg ibuprofen, but I'd rather get to the root cause and not just the symptoms. Any ideas on what it can be? Sylvia.
The symptoms you describe are often symptoms of Migraine, but not always. That said, nobody can diagnose via the Internet, so you definitely need to find a doctor who understands Migraine and headaches . If you have trouble finding a doctor, there's a link below to our listing of patient recommended specialists.
One thing you can do to help you and your doctor determine what's going on is to keep a Migraine and headache diary. You can download a free diary workbook from our article Your Migraine and Headache Diary .
Good luck, John Claude ...
Chronic pain is challenging to say the least. Not only do we have to cope with the pain itself, but often we also have to deal with fatigue (being constantly in pain is exhausting) and difficulties with memory and concentration. Over the years, I've gathered a few tips that may make your life a little easier or help you accomplish a little more. Household Tips:
• When you have a day you feel up to cooking, make double and freeze half. Then when you’re having a bad day, all you have to do is heat and serve.
• Arrange your cabinets and closets so that the things you use most are the easiest to get to. Keep the necessity of bending or stretching to a minimum.
• Keep a basket of items you use frequently (pad, pencil, nail file, hand lotion, etc.) on the end table next to your favorite chair so you don’t have to get up every time you need something.
• Look for kitchen gadgets t...
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