I think it would be worth explaining this pain to your doctor to see what he/she thinks and if there is anything that can help relieve it. This article explains the stages of a migraine and has some information that you might find interesting. It does say that for up to a day after a migraine you might still be feeling effects that can include "head pain that flares up when you lean over, move quickly, or experience a rush of blood to the head." Please let us know what you find!View Thread
Is the pain localized in any one spot? Here is a chart that may help you determine what type of headache you have based on where the pain is, how bad it is, and what may be making it worse. Have you tried any pain relievers? If the pain won't go away despite treatment, or if it is simply unbearable, I would suggest getting in to see your doctor. Hope you are feeling better!View Thread
Are you still experiencing this pain? If so, I think it would be best to make an appointment to see your dentist again to make sure that there isn't some sort of infection or dry socket in the tooth extraction site. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Hi ceekay27, I am so sorry that you are having to deal with nonstop migraines. Here are some alternative migraine treatments that are able to bring some people relief and that might be worth discussing with your doctor. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
"A procedure that delivers the anesthetic lidocaine (Xylocaine) directly to nerves in the back of the nasal cavity appears to offer significant relief to migraine sufferers, preliminary research indicates.
Early findings suggest that a single outpatient treatment can reduce migraine pain levels by about 35 percent for up to a month after the procedure, according to this small, ongoing study.
The technique is "a minimally invasive treatment option," said the study's lead author Dr. Kenneth Mandato, a vascular and interventional radiologist at Albany Medical Center in Albany, N.Y. He added that he views the new procedure as "a clear simple alternative" to standard migraine treatments."
Although this procedure is a temporary solution that would need to be repeated, it sounds like this could be very promising for those who suffer from devastating migraines. Read the story above for more information.
Would you be likely to try this treatment if it becomes available?View Thread
"The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study.
Researchers reviewed recent scientific literature and concluded that a number of classes of drugs were effective for treating acute migraine. These include triptans, dihydroergotamine (DHE) and many NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen).
Also on the list: butorphanol nasal spray, and the combination medications sumatriptan/naproxen and acetaminophen/aspirin/caffeine."
Will this information affect how you treat your migraines?View Thread
I hope that your dad is feeling better. A headache is an early symptom of shingles (you can read more here ). You will want to speak with your doctors to make sure that your dad's course of treatment is working properly and any other measures that can be taken. This article explains some conventional medicine as well as home remedies that can be used to treat shingles -- you may want to discuss the use of some of these things if your dad is still dealing with shingles. Please let us know how he is doing!View Thread