I was told I was a drug seeker by a nurse prac. that worked with a neurologist I was seeing. I told her she was crazy. It wasn't migraines that was the problem at the time and four weeks later the test results from the test she was running for the doc had come back and he diagnosed me with fibromyalgia (because there was no other explaination for my symptoms). It took a while for me to get the problem under control enough to function, but up until I had that diagnosis she and other people told me I was attention seeking, drug seeking, and other things. I had migraines off and on all my life, but they didn't become chronic until after the car accident 8 months ago, that is also when all the control I gained over the years on my fibro seemed to go away. My doctor has suggested me going back to a neurologist and I told him okay as long as it wasn't that one because the nurse prac. is still there and I refuse to deal with her ever again.View Thread
I too use a notebook. I made my own based on a sample one my doctor gave me. I used the information he was looking for which was on the sample tracker and made my own because I can't write small enough to get all that information in those boxes. I found that one trigger for me is bananas. I don't know why, but I get a migraine about fifteen minutes after eating a banana and it won't go away for at least 12 hours. I also found that (odd though it is) I get a migraine if I don't have at least a cup of caffeine, but also if I have more than 24 ounces of any type of caffeine in a day's time. There are many food triggers as well as environmental triggers to look for. I have also found that I will get a migraine when a certain factory has their monthly burnout and burns all the coal out of their furnace to put new in. There are like five or six in town and it only happens with this one (but it is the only one who still uses coal burning furnaces and stuff to do their work). My husband has them whenever the pressure changes and they won't go away until it rains.View Thread
Chris, Thanks for this post. I get migraines at work, home, and anywhere else. It is why I keep the medicine that I know will cut it in my purse, so it is always with me. I know what triggers most of my migraines, but there are still times when I have avoided all those things and still get one so I don't know everything yet. What I take is Alieve. It removes most of the pain so I can keep going, but the annoyance to sound and light are still there and the nausea is too. Is there anything I can recommend to my doctor to try?View Thread
I can not offer a diagnosis, but I can relate. I have a strong burning sensation in my spine that goes into my head and down my arms and legs at times. It can also include major tingling along the spine and in the face. My doctor is sending me to a neurologist in about a month (earliest I could get in) who will hopefully offer some answers, as will yours. The best advice I can give is journal the amount of pain it causes (1-10), when it is at its worst and best, what makes it become worse (ie activity, laying down, etc), and what you are taking to cope with it then show this journal to your neurologist. This report will tell them exactly what the experience is like for you and what you've tired to do yourself for it. They can then take that information and provide a plan that will help you get up and going again.View Thread
I am there as well. I have Chronic Migraine, Fibro, Possible MS, Possible Pherferial neruopathy, and Possible Parkensins. I also have a vit. B defficency, vit D. defficency, 3 types of Anemia, severe arthritis, a possible herniated disc somewhere in the lower back, sciatica, and general anexity disorder. All the possibles are my doctor saying "well it could be... lets send you to a specialist". I have seen three specialists now and am going here soon to see a fourth. Oh, and I'm dyslexic.
Of your symptoms in the second paragraph I too have issues with eye sight that the eye doctor can't explain. Last year I was out of glasses, this year I'm in bi-focals with my left eye (always been my problem eye) having a near blind without glasses label in my chart. I have migraines and then constant pain from the neck up. I have issues with my breathing as well and my O2 stats are normal. I have a rubber sensation in my legs, limp everywhere, and have had them go out on me.
According to my doctor these are symptoms of MS and Parkenson's mostly, but every test for both have come back negative. I do these tests yearly.View Thread
My husband and both have chronic migraine syndrome and I've noticed that at certain times (weather changes or heat for instance) the kids will complain of headaches and when I ask what hurts exactly their descriptions sound like migraines. How do you know if a child has a migraine and what do you do about it?View Thread