Headache Update

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by LisaMay, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. LisaMay

    LisaMay New Member

    I had my brain MRI on 11/1 and had it read by my Neuro on 11/7. It all looks fine - no tumors, no pressure on important nerves, no blockages, no nothing. I guess this is good, but I cried anyhow. Here we go again, getting the answer by process of elimination. I'm not sure I have the strength to endure it all again.

    I did see an Opthalmalogist (eye doctor) today. He performed the regular manual tests. He said my optic nerves were fine and so are my renals. My vision is questionable, so he ordered me glasses. Will this help with these nasty and persistent headaches, dizziness, etc.? They aren't sure. He listed at least ten different things that could be causing my "head/eye" symptoms. I am scheduled for a "field vision" test - not really sure what it consists of though. If that comes back clear, off I go to yet another specialist.

    This has been a very tiring day. I sure hope tomorrow has more energy!

    Lisa
  2. LisaMay

    LisaMay New Member

    I had my brain MRI on 11/1 and had it read by my Neuro on 11/7. It all looks fine - no tumors, no pressure on important nerves, no blockages, no nothing. I guess this is good, but I cried anyhow. Here we go again, getting the answer by process of elimination. I'm not sure I have the strength to endure it all again.

    I did see an Opthalmalogist (eye doctor) today. He performed the regular manual tests. He said my optic nerves were fine and so are my renals. My vision is questionable, so he ordered me glasses. Will this help with these nasty and persistent headaches, dizziness, etc.? They aren't sure. He listed at least ten different things that could be causing my "head/eye" symptoms. I am scheduled for a "field vision" test - not really sure what it consists of though. If that comes back clear, off I go to yet another specialist.

    This has been a very tiring day. I sure hope tomorrow has more energy!

    Lisa
  3. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    I'm sorry if you've mentioned this already & I've missed it, forgive me---probably isn't the cause, but are you certain there's no diabetes? My husband had headaches, dizziness, etc.--finally got him to get a check-up, & he had diabetes--once his blood sugar was under control, the severe headaches went away. I know this is probably an obvious thing you've already eliminated, just thought I'd mention it. I do hope you find the source so you can find some relief.

    Good luck to you,
    Pam
  4. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    This is like putting together a jig saw puzzle, isn't it? I know how you feel. Deadends are really blessings though. Finding functioning and healthy areas, as well as finding the opposite, are all positive progress. We are learning more about our bodies, and hopefully at the same time things that we can do to fix them, or ease symptoms.
    When in my best of humor, I convince myself, it is like an adventure, a quest....and hey, when I find that prize, it's going to be more valuable than a million bucks!
    I know the discouragement you are feeling, too. It seems like a never ending merry go round of specialist. Lisa, you never know when you are just going to happen on that right one! I do hope the glasses--ward off those nasty headaches, and dizziness.
    Best Wishes---and for renewed energy tommorrow!
    Karen
  5. latracy

    latracy New Member

    My new fibro doctor orders some different tests and found that I didn't have calcium in my blood, low on zinc, magnisum, b-12, and had toxic levels of aluminum. She put me on suppliments to replenish my system, and after a month, my headaches have stopped and my vision has returned which was confirmed by my eye doctor today. I am also seeing a chiropractor and a massage therapist. I tried the traditional route first, then after months of pain decided to also try the alternative medicine and treatment. It has proven to be more sucessful for me.
  6. fibolady

    fibolady New Member

    came back clean! but i know how unsettling it can be to not know the route of these headaches. just wanted to let you know that i found a new doctor who gave me a shot of "toradol" that erased my migraine. this after 2 imitrex and a snort of imitrex that morning.

    keep us updated, as a fellow sufferer, i'm holding your hand. someone on the board said that after menopause, those nasty hormonal ones ease up. i'm at least looking forward to that!

    also, if you awake with tension headaches, spedding suggested a "bite plate" like a orthodonic retainer you wear at night to stop the teeth grinding as this can cause pressure and headaches. i'm onto this but haven't seen the dentist yet.
    and of course, the neck pillow if you have morning headaches.

    good luck,

    warm regards, fibolady
  7. Ponygirl

    Ponygirl New Member

    Chronic headaches for 3 years, done the CT scan ,optho, had my sinis surgery done , hormones checked, then the chiroprcter worked on my neck , seemed to work for a while, now they are back in full force. Took 4 vicodin in one daylast week . Didnt even touch the pain. Good luck , let me know if you find relief