After n 8 day migraine.

JimFallRiver Community Member May 17, 2008
  • Well it has been one month sense my last post and a few things have happened. Today I'm getting over an 8 day long killer migraine that nothing has touched. My Dr, gave me a steroid pack on Thursday and that may be what finally broke this headache or it could be the trip to the acupuncturist yesterday I don't know. But I still have a bad migraine hangover. I have only gone to the acupuncturist twice so I don't know how successful that will be but I have spoken to a couple people he has helped so I'm encouraged. I also finally have an appointment with the Migraine specialist at Beth Israel in Boston on June 10 nth, Still waiting for the paperwork with the Dr's info. My Neurologist says this is the best guy in New England, We shall see. His name is Zahid H. Bajwa MD. he is an assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School. Which I have recently learned most  Dr's that work in pain clinics are Anesthesiologists, who knew?

     

         I have taken the Midrin 5 times in the  last month and it really hasn't helped with the migraines. I also stopped taking the Vicodin all together that just wasn't helping at all. So now I have no rescue or abortive drugs that work. I still have some Imitrex injectors but I hate using them because of the anxiety feelings I get when I use it. I'm sure other people know how I feel.  

     

    Some thing else I thought I was a little crazy and never mentioned it to the Dr. but when I get a headache my scalp hurts a lot and I just read an article that its not uncommon so that makes me feel a little better it may sound like a small thing during a migraine attack but it drives me crazy I have a hard time even laying my head on the pillow it hurts so bad so I sit in my office chair all night so my head isn't touching anything. I know that sound nuts when your head is pounding and your eyes feel like they are going to pop out and you are throwing up ever ten minutes and you just can get warm even thou you have the heat up to 90 in the house ( Thank God I live alone) and I think about how my scalp hurts. lol.  

     

     Wow you would never guess with the way that I ramble in these posts that I am a very quiet guy in real life and I really don't talk much.

     

      Any way I hope that ether this Acupuncturist or the Dr. in Boston can do something for me.  I have only been going thru this for two and a half years and I know most of you have had migraines for decades I just cant see how you do it day after day but there is nothing else you can do. I hope I can keep up the strength because these last 8 days nearly pushed me over the edge.  

     

    Be well Be free!! 

     

    Jim

6 Comments
  • cking
    Mar. 31, 2009

    Dear Jim:

     

    I was reading through "past" share posts on this website and came across yours just now about your 8-day long headache that would not respond to anything until you recieved teh steroid "push" and acupuncture.  Were your headaches ever properly diagnosed and treated?

     

    I had severe, excruciating headaches for a long time that the migraine...

    RHMLucky777

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    Dear Jim:

     

    I was reading through "past" share posts on this website and came across yours just now about your 8-day long headache that would not respond to anything until you recieved teh steroid "push" and acupuncture.  Were your headaches ever properly diagnosed and treated?

     

    I had severe, excruciating headaches for a long time that the migraine drugs and narcotic did not phase at all.  I learned that they were a rare type of inflammatory headache that only respond to very strong anti-inflammatory drugs and also to lithium.

     

    I hope by now you are feeling better.  If you receive this message, please write back.  I have been through a 40-year span of headaches and tried so many things over the years, but finally I have the right diagnosis and my quality of life is again livable.

     

    Clemmie

  • Anonymous
    Pema
    Dec. 21, 2008

    I have a scalp that hurts too, occasionally.  But, it's not that bad.  I just feel it when I brush my hair.  And, it happened before I started geodone.  I don't have migraines.  I've been irritable, anxious, and irrational.  This began when I increased my dose from 60 mg to 80 mg of geodone.  The anxiety was so bad I lowered...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have a scalp that hurts too, occasionally.  But, it's not that bad.  I just feel it when I brush my hair.  And, it happened before I started geodone.  I don't have migraines.  I've been irritable, anxious, and irrational.  This began when I increased my dose from 60 mg to 80 mg of geodone.  The anxiety was so bad I lowered my dose back to 60 mg. The anxiety stopped.  I'm still irritable and irrational, though.  And, I feel hyper with a need to tap my foot almost constantly sometimes.  I think I'm going to lower my dose to 40 mg now.

    • JimFallRiver
      Dec. 21, 2008
      I was taking a 160 mg of Geodone and didn't have any bad side effects, But that's just me You have to TALK to your Doctor about what's happening with you. NO ONE can help you with this but your DOCTOR ! And I'm sure you know this. I would call him Monday and because you cant change doses on your own. Let me know how you made I I really want to know.. Jim
  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    May. 17, 2008

    Thanks for the update. I look forward to hearing about your appointment with Dr. Bajwa goes.

     

    We have an article that you may find interesting: Skin Pain, Sensitivity Rises With Migraine

     

    Good luck

     

    • JimFallRiver
      May. 17, 2008

      Thanks Nancy

      Thats the article I read this morning.

      Is the site running rel slow today? I have to keep reloading the pages.

       

       

      I will let you know how things work out.

      Thanks for responding.

       

      Jim

    • Nancy Harris Bonk
      May. 17, 2008

      Hi Jim,

       

      I haven't had a problem with the site today, please let me know if you continue to have trouble, ok? 

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