Hi, I am a 52 year old RN for 31 years and started having daily headaches about 3 years ago when I was being treated for depression. I have no family history of migraines nor did I ever suffer from frequent headaches. I am fortunate that I live in the NY City area and have many Headache Centers in the area. I am no longer on any anti-depressants for depression but I continue to suffer from daily pain. I have been on Pamelor, Elavil, Depakote, zonisamide. and Topamax. I had the most success from Topamax however when raising the dosage and I became extremely anxious and my Dr. discontinued it. I have had Botox and acupuncture as well with little beneficial results. I am currently seeing a neurologist at a Headache Center in NY, doing his residency/fellowship? at Jefferson Hospital in PA. Currently I am on Atacand 32mg, and desipramine 250 mg, the later for about 3 weeks. I still have daily "migrainous" type pain and take a minimum of 100mg of Tramadol a day ...
My son is 8 and gets frequent headaches / migraines and abdominal headaches. Sometimes resulting in vomiting and occasional shakiness in legs. What are your recommendations to help? Thank you. Sandy.
Have you taken your son to the doctor for these headaches or Migraines? When you say, "abdominal headaches," do you mean abdominal Migraines? You can find more information on them in Abdominal Migraine - The Basics .
If your son is experiencing three or more Migraines a month, we generally recommend preventive treatments. For children, Periactin and propranolol are often the first choices. There are also some supplements that can be effective - Coenzyme Q10, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and magnesium. To treat a Migraine when it occurs, you could discuss Maxalt with your son's doctor. Maxalt is a triptan medication that works to stop the Migrainous process, thus stopping t...
These startling, sometimes frightening head pains have been described in various ways: In the beginning, when I began having migraines, I suffered a sudden slash of pain, very intense and quick on the right side of my head. It started at one point and webbed out to what it felt like a inch in length. I had never felt this type of pain and it scared me. They are intense, sharp, stabbing pain about your skull, as if you were being stabbed with an ice pick. I was just wondering if anyone gets sudden pains in their heads. It can be in the front sometimes, or sometimes it's in my temple. It really varies. I was awakened at 3 a.m. by excruciating, stabbing pains on the top right front of my head, kind of behind the eye. lasted about 30 seconds. I get those types of stabbing pains too, I have no clue as to what is causing it. I get them all over my head. They can last for a few seconds to a few minutes. I started noticing them after my migraines started to get to ...
You should knowAnswers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.