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During the cold weather, I hardly ever have a headache. But when the weather starts warming up in the spring & during the summer, I have headaches just about every day. I can almost put my finger on the time the headaches will cease during the fall. I take preventive medications year round such as Topamax, Propanolol, and Paxil, but I don't think they are really doing their job. When I do get a headache I either take 3 aspirin w/ caffeine or an Imitrex. I'm not certain if my headaches are tension or migraine or a combo of both. I go to a neurologist, but if my headaches are weather related, should I be going to an allergist or an ENT instead? Do my headaches sound like they are sinus related? Whenever I try to wean myself off of the medications, my headaches seem to flare up worse. I'm also very conscious of the dangers of medication overuse and watch my intake of over the counter meds. Rhonda.
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I have been diagnosed with Transformed Migraine. It started as untreated menstrual migraines that I had for about 6 years and thought was an old condition I had called Pseudotumor Cerebri. I have had a solid, non stop headache for over 9 months. I have only been seeing a neurologist for 2 months as I started treatment for the Pseudotumor first.
I have been off over the counter pain medications for two months. I am on Topamax, clonazepam, nortriptyline, and Flexaril. I've tried Imitrex, Verapamil, Steroids, and Steroid blocker shots, and nothing relieves this daily agonizing pain. This daily non stop head ache is accompanied by migraine attacks every 3 to 5 days. No auras. No triggers. Light and sound sensitive, with nausea.
Is there a way to stop the daily headache so that I can go about treating the Migraines with the Topamax and then test drive the different migraines pain pills? It’s the constant daily pain that is the reason for the n...
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