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Headache (Mild)

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What kinds of treatments have been effective for your headache? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: PaulS, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 28

I've had episodes of extreme headaches for 15 years. It took 10 years to figure out that the headaches were caused by my neck! It's called a cervicogenic headache, resulting from the cervical spine and pinched nerves. The headaches start small, usually on one side and spread up and over my eyes. I've been to the hospital several times for injections of a strong anti-inflammatory drug. I have a suspicion that many suffer from this type of headache. I take gabapentin as a pain preventative, and cyclobenzaprine as a muscle relaxer. I only take anti-inflammatory drugs if really needed with the others.

Comment from: goldwing1154, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

I have had headaches for nearly 2 years now. I get to where I cannot think. I get disoriented and my right eye gets blurred. For over a year I have visited the doctor and with a block procedure sometimes I get relief, but some do not work. I've had one work for nearly 7 months and some do not work at all. I have tried all types of migraine medicine with no results. Now I take morphine Sulfate 15mg at night and for spikes I take oxycodone 10/325. The bad thing is after the blocks when the pain returns, it returns with a vengeance. Sometimes it comes back 300 % worse. I am getting at wits end as it is just about impossible to think, or even try to work! I need help, but do not know where to go to get it!

Comment from: SMilne, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 27

I have had a pituitary tumor removed and suffer with permanent migraine various visits to neurologist and drs did not help finally changed to a new endocrinologist jackpot injections of Sandostatin LAR helped for a short time migraines disappeared however medication lasted for shorter and shorter periods of time after a referral to Shands hospital wow an added dose of short acting Sandostatin 3 times a day wonderful I am finally in control of my own pain and can adjust the doses when I need to. Don't give up keep looking till you find a dr that actually listens to you and try and document symptoms when and where they begin and anything that sets it off the more info you have the better chance of getting someone to listen.

Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

After a year of migraines I went to a holistic doctor who told me I was sensitive to night shade vegetables containing solinine and to stop eating them. This, of course, included most of my favorite foods, but pain is a great motivator. I rarely have a migraine now.

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A migraine is a result of neurological (nerve) dysfunction. See Answer
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