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My husband has had a headache for 5 days. He was vomiting as well. He went to the dr, at my insistance, and got some nausea and headache meds but he still has the headache. He is persistantly tired. Could it be a TIA or related to his type 2 diabetes? I am not sure what I need to do next. Do migranes last this long? He is 61 and has never had a headache this long or been this disfunctional. His BP was up at the Drs office and he is on medication for that as well as cholesteral. I got him to sit outside for a while yesterday but it was the first day he has been outside. Headache was not as bad as when it began. He said that it felt like something burst in the front of his head. Dr checked for whether his reflexes were impared. I am just very worried and don't know what to do next. Kathie
This headache could be many things. If his diabetes isn't well controlled, and...
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Approximately 5 years ago I had a total hysterectomy. One week later I had a pulmonary embolism in my right lung. Since this I have been having either a severe (debilitating) headache or some type of headache at least 3 to 4 times within the week. Within the last year or so I was told I have Type II Diabetes, which I manage with Levolog 70/30 pen and insulin shots daily. I am currently seeing a neurologist, who has admitted me to the hospital twice in the past 24 months for DHE45 treatment. The first treatment seemed to last for about 12 months however the last treatment was last week and now I still have a headache, not a migraine but a headache that won't go away.
With the diabetes I am unable to control my sugar levels with the levolog 70/30 pen (twice daily) and I am requiring additional humulin injections daily as well because I am not able to maintain my sugar levels below 250 even after fasting. Could the diabetes be contributing to the migraines an...
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