I've been experiencing a quick throb of pain in my left temple off and on for the past 2 wks. I wouldn't call it piercing as it's so quick to come and go. It comes out of nowhere and I can't see any pattern. You can read my post above for more details. My neuro did say there are sometimes after effects of migraine which I did have 2 wkends ago but this seems to be long lasting. I do have an appt this wk just to set my mind at rest that everything is ok. I see your post is from 6 days ago but I hope you've gotten some relief.View Thread
I'm a migraine sufferer who has been experiencing sporadic pains in my left temple for the past 2 wks after having some migraines that went away. It off and on and is a quick throb then goes away sometimes for almost a whole day. I don't have any of the other symptoms I get with migraine (nausea, light sensitivity, etc). I'm on daily amitryptiline for prevention and imitrex for when one occurs. Haven't used the imitrex in over a wk. I am seeing my neurologist this wk but was wondering if anyone else had this experience. I'm worried since it's not normal for me. Is it a residual headache or a potential migraine that is just being held at bay? Thanks.View Thread
I was on nortryptiline as a preventative med and was moved up to 125 mg as the headaches kept occurring. This caused a severe reaction where I was shakey and felt like I would collapse. The Neuro has now put me on Amitryptiline to see if I tolerate that better. I'm just up to 50mg as of 2 days ago. Today was my 1st relatively pain free day in a wk. My question is for those who've been on this RX - how much did you need to increase the dosage to get relief. And what is the frequency of your headaches now? Thx.View Thread
Thx for the response. had a headache and went up to 75 mg for awhile. Jittery feelings came back so dropping back down to 50 mg again to see how it goes. What type of side effects did you have and how long until they went away?View Thread
I have suffered from menstrual migraines since my college yrs but they were predictable and responded to conventional treatment. Now at 56 and menopausal, I am plagued with chronic headaches that while painful, are not usually quite the intensity I used to experience. But they are more frequent, occur mainly at night waking me from sleep. I can usually take a dose of Excedrin and within an hour am fine. Only rarely do they progress to the migraine stage (maybe 2 times per yr). But having headaches more days than not is a struggle. I have tried some different preventive treatments recommended by my internist and my neurologist to no avail. I have an appt with a headache specialist next month. In the meantime is there anyone else in my category - menopausal woman with chronic nightly headaches that can offer advice?
I'm not sure if anyone will see this but I am happy to report my visit to a headache specialist has paid off. I've been put on prednisone for 21 days to stop the rebound headache cycle which is what I was diagnosed with. Only 1 slight headache in the past 14 days - it's like a miracle. Next wk I will have a followup to determine the best method to prevent/manage future headaches and avoid the rebound syndrome. I am sleeping so well and my mood has improved due to no longer being in chronic pain. The approach also combines a visit with a PT to determine if there are any neck/spine issues contributing and a behavioral therapist who will guide me in ways of managing stress, another migraine trigger. I highly recommend seeking the help of a specialist in this area and not to wait several yrs hoping it would all go away like I did. Namaste.View Thread
I've been on estrogen for a little over a year and wondered if that was making my headaches worse so 2 wks ago I stopped. I also stopped taking the anti-depressant I had been on for over a year to prevent headaches. I think I might start the anti-depressant up again and see how that goes. Also going to see if natural sources of soy might help the hot flashes and nite sweats. A friend also suggested magnesium so I'm trying that. What is so crazy is how healthy I am otherwise - never a cold or flu, work out regularly, eat healthy, maintain a very good weight...it's just depressing that I can't get a handle on these headaches. No wonder women hate ageing! Thanks for the advice and anything else you can think of would be welcome.View Thread