I have been having off and on severe headaches for about two years now. They seem to be brought on by either stress or dry hot air hitting my face (like a car heater or just a heat duct blowing on me) I have been using a humidifier in the winter at home and at work, which has seemed to help somewhat. When they come on, I am very sick to my stomach, and my head feels like it is in a vice grip. Then I become very sensitive to light and noise. I can't take normal medications, because I have had a kidney transplant. The headaches started before the transplant and continue to this day. Do you have any ideas as to what this might be? Does it even sound like a migraine? My paternal grandmother had migraines and my sister does as well, but infrequently and normally before her menstrual cycle. Any suggestions or ideas for me? Jill .
What you describe could be Migraines, especially given your family history of Migraine. However, nobody can di...
Think you know the difference between a Migraine medication allergy and an adverse reaction or sensitivity ? Understanding and reporting these correctly could mean the difference between life and death, so let's get a conversation going here so you can talk to your doctor and potentially question if your medical records should be changed .
What Is a Medication Allergy?
Patients are often very surprised to learn, most drug reactions are not a true drug allergy, sometimes even when they look like an allergy.
A true drug allergy occurs when the immune system is triggered by a medicine. Your immune system has a hyper-reaction to something you have come into contact with. This can happen with over-the-counter preparations, or prescription medications.
An allergic reaction occurs when the immune system is triggered by an antigen . The job of our immune system is to get rid of foreign invaders or molecules that might hurt our bodies. An antigen is a foreign substan...
Generic Name: EYE LUBRICANT - OPHTHALMIC Refresh Optive Sensitive (PF) Opht Precautions
Before using tetrahydrozoline, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This
product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like
benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
heart problems (e.g., heart attack, chest pain)
high blood pressure
overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
This drug may cause temporary blurred vision after you
apply it. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear
vision until you are sure you can perform such activities
Caution is advised when using this product in children
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