I have suffered headaches since I was around the ages of like 5 or 6(My granny would give me baby aspirin). These headaches would be throbbing and unilateral and often times I would cry and hide under a cover somewhere. Movement made the headaches alot worse. As I grew older I got the same headaches when weather patterns were weird or when a strong smell was present.
But then in high school I ended up with a different type of headache aside from those. I would get headaches behind my eye...effecting only one eye making me extremely sensitive to light. They were really painful and at times my eyes would water and I would try to lay still to get some type of relief. I do wear glasses and contacts but I had headaches regardless of the fact. I would get those headaches like every other day for a couple weeks then they would go. Also it didn't matter the time of day it was...but I rarely had headaches during school. Most of those headaches I had at night or in the late evening or some mornings.
I also dealt with one more type of headache on and off and it often times feels sinus related but I haven't been tested forallergies . My doc thinks I have allergies. I disagree but I am not a doctor. But my head hurts when I bend forward. Like its like a throbbing pain when I been forward and feels somewhat like pressure.
[br>During these series of headaches my doc started me on 800mg of Ibuprofen for the migraine headaches but then when I begin having headaches frequently she did MRI w/ and w/o contrast it was clear, then put me on topamax to see if that helped(switched me off because I am a college student and side effects) and tried Sumatriptan (terrible side effects) moved from that back to topomax because the frequency of the headaches were getting worse. Now I take Topomax and Maxalt as well as Zyrtec and Sometimes I go revert to Excedrine Migraine or Ibuprophen and only use Maxalt for emergency headache reasons.[br>[br>My question is what is wrong with me? She think they are migraines but they could be cluster headaches, but as the headaches are I am not suicidal, as those with cluster headaches describe to be. I need help. My fall semester of my junior of college for the first month of school I ended up with headaches starting of every other day to every day..to waking me up in the night. The topomax have not had the daily headaches for months. So what does that mean? I have had bad headaches hear and there but not those daily headaches.[br>[br>(By the way: When I had the frequent headaches I would try as much as possible to refrain from taking pain medication every day, So some days I will just sleep through or just lie down and wait for the pain to pass to prevent more issues)View Thread
Hello I am currently 18 years old. I have had terrible headaches since childhood. When I was younger I would cry because I would somewhat feel myself feeling sick like a headache was coming on and when it did I remember it pounding and hurting even the more when I moved sometimes I felt nauseous but rarely. It happened many times as a child though especially when I was around something with a strong odor. As time progressed I begin to have headaches more frequent and more unbearable. They are not just any headache but they hurt so bad. At times I can press my way through them other times I have to just lay down. I know my pain is not just in my mind im not crazy I know what pain feels like. There was one point inwhich I had a headache everyday for nearly 3 weeks. Some are worst then other..they are mainly one sided. Does this sound like migraines? I currently am perscribed 800mg of Ibuprophen and if that doesn't work my doctor told me to try Excedrine MigraineView Thread