Does anyone else here.......

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by marinemom, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. marinemom

    marinemom New Member

    suffer from constant headaches? I've been having them constantly for about two months now. Not real bad, but just barely. The other night I had, what I've named, a Grand Mal Migraine! It started around 7 PM and after taking anything and everything (safely) within my power, the last time I looked at the clock, it was 12:30 AM! I've suffered with migraines for 10+ years, so it was no surprise to me. But, I'm thinking it was worse than usual, and that may be because of this DD.

    My "regular" headache is more like a stress headache. The doctor has given me Firinol (?) for that. It helps some, but I have found that I need to add two Excedrin Migraine tablets with it.

    I take 4 mg. of Zanaflex 3 times a day. You would think that I wouldn't have this problem.

    Help! Anyone!

    Kathy
  2. marinemom

    marinemom New Member

    suffer from constant headaches? I've been having them constantly for about two months now. Not real bad, but just barely. The other night I had, what I've named, a Grand Mal Migraine! It started around 7 PM and after taking anything and everything (safely) within my power, the last time I looked at the clock, it was 12:30 AM! I've suffered with migraines for 10+ years, so it was no surprise to me. But, I'm thinking it was worse than usual, and that may be because of this DD.

    My "regular" headache is more like a stress headache. The doctor has given me Firinol (?) for that. It helps some, but I have found that I need to add two Excedrin Migraine tablets with it.

    I take 4 mg. of Zanaflex 3 times a day. You would think that I wouldn't have this problem.

    Help! Anyone!

    Kathy
  3. Rosetta

    Rosetta New Member

    My last doctor visit, I was taken off all my pain medicine. I had been to see a rhemotogist (sp) and he told me that I would have to learn to live with the pain and that my primary care physician should not give me pain medicine. I was on oxycontin and darvset. Well he wrote a letter to my primary care physician and she cut me off cold turkey. Well the pain that followed was horroble. I have headaches that would not go away. I stayed in a dark room with no noise. It is gets better at times, but I still have headache every day with neck and shoulder pain. I don't want to sound like a baby, but sometimes I just don't know how to get through the day. Some one told me to eat almonds and that would help headaches. I have just been given this information and am not sure if it works but I am going to try. Have nothing else to loose except the headache.
  4. melanier3

    melanier3 New Member

    Hi, marinemom,

    I too, have headaches that are almost constant. Mine though, seem to come in spurts. A few weeks on, a few weeks off. Sometimes nagging in the background, then excruciating. I was diagnosed with "complicated migraines" about 15 yrs. ago, but they were only occasional until about 2 yrs. ago. Right now, I have my reprieve, thank goodness. They'll be back. My doctor prescribed a low dose of Topamax, which is actually a drug for epilepsy. We'll see what happens. I don't envy you. It's not easy, but keep plugging away. Eventually they'll get it right. Take care.

    Melanie
  5. marinemom

    marinemom New Member

    that sounds EXACTLY like the pain I have. The doctor says it's stress. I've had these headaches before so I believe him. I just can't shake them this time. He says I need to remove some of the stress from my life, but at the same time he says murder ain't an option! Go figure! Of course, knowing me, I'd be too tired or sore to lift the weapon to do too much damage. And I don't think I've ever heard of anyone dying from a sore toe! =)

    (((((((((((((((to you, Rose))))))))))))))))

    Kathy
  6. Sunshyne1027

    Sunshyne1027 New Member

    I have had a increase of headaches since April, when I was in a rear end car accident. The pain someitmes goes along with the pain in the neck and shoulders.

    I am going to be asking my regular doctor to do some testing if at all possible, to try and figure out why I am having so many headaches. They are migraine sort of. They dont always come on with stress. Sometimes too, like today. I had the headache along with a bad earache. The earache was weird, I experienced the tinnitus with it too.

    I would ask the doctor you go to, to look more into it also.
  7. leann_sweeney

    leann_sweeney New Member

    There was a report on Topamax on the news and they interviewed a woman with "debilitating" headaches--eight per month. If I only had 8 headaches a month, I'd consider myself cured. I take Imitrex combined with fioricet. It works, but of course my insurance limits my imitrex to 9 per month. If this were a man's disease, don't you think they'd be handing out imitrex or whatever else we needed like it was Viagra?
  8. Ness

    Ness New Member

    I took Zanaflex for awhile last year and during that time I started having very different type
    migraines and headaches that made me feel like I was going to have a seizure at times.

    Once I had to have my husband come and get me from work it was soooooo bad..felt like someone was inside my head with an ice pick...then the wavey lines came and this Horrible headache....I started getting them more and more and decided that I would stop taking the zanaflex and that type of headache went away...never had one like those again

    It could be the Zanaflex...Just something to think about....living with headaches is AWFUL

    Peace
    Ness
    [This Message was Edited on 09/26/2002]