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headache please help

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by Nabo, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Nabo

    Nabo

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    hi everyone,

    i have ME since june 2008.
    And now already have a headache for 3 years.
    Every day, every hour. and i really dont know what to do anymore.

    I am a patient of KDM, but my headache doesnt improve.
    i have tried alternative things like acupuncture, that doesnt work.

    i tried paracetamol, tramadol, it doesnt work.

    What can i do???????????????
    i have read about magnesium?

    do you have any suggestions??

    or does someone know the cause of this headache?? I have a chronic hhv6 ??

    hope someone can help
    cant live like this anymore, so much pain.
  2. Misfit Toy

    Misfit Toy Senior Member

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    Hi Nabo, I just wanted to say hi and tell you I am thinking of you. I am so sorry. Please hang in. Have you been to a headache specialist? Is it a migraine? I take Imitrex Nasal spray. It could be anything including a virus. Everyone presents such different symtoms, it's hard to say. Have you been checked for lyme disease?

    Magnesium has really helped me. I think alkalinizing the body helps too. Bio salts. B5 is supposed to help with headaches too. I am sure many will have some ideas for you. : )
  3. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    I had the headache too when I first got sick. I started taking omega 3 fish oil on the advice of people with the same problem, and the headache went away. The headache comes back if I stop taking the fish oil, so I'm certain it's working for me.

    Two per day is usually enough for me, though sometimes I do three if symptoms get worse.

    If you have not yet tried fish oil for a few days, please try it! It's very cheap and easy to get, and makes life a lot more pleasant. Albert Heijn and Etos both have it, and probably the other supermarkets and drug stores too.
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  4. Gavman

    Gavman Senior Member

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    The majority of headaches are usually a sign of dehydration. Think i read 80%. Fish oil is good.
    Have you had diarrhoea? Do you sweat?

    Things initially to trial would be:
    Fish oil like Valentijn suggested. Increasing good fatty acids like nuts and avocados.
    Potassium/Magnesium
    Avoid diarrhoetics/alcohol/coke/too much sugar.
    Drink about 2 litres a day. (Does drinking help it?)
    It also could be referred pain due to neck/shoulder problems.
    http://www.pressurepointer.com/PressurePointerManual.pdf - look for the list for headaches.
    And it could be food sensitivities.
  5. Francelle

    Francelle Senior Member

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    Oh you poor darling! It must be terrible. Please try some of the things that people here have suggested.

    I have not had a headache at all since I got sick, so cannot imagine, what it is like, although I sometimes think about how it must be for you people.
  6. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Wow, never a headache?! Lucky you.

    GG

    PS Have you heard of LDN (Low Dose Naltrexone)?
  7. Nielk

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    Hi Nabo,

    I am really sorry that you suffer so much from headaches!
    I can totally empathize since I've had headaches almost every day since I became ill. (9 years ago)
    I actually wake up with a headache every single day. It is just a matter of degree. Sometimes it's bearable and at other times it's so bad that all I can do is cry.
    I have been to Neurologists, Allergists and my CFS specialist. It seems that my headaches are migraine headaches but they get exasperated by allergies, sensitivities and my ongoing sinus problems.

    I have not found anything to treat it well. I take a lot of Benadryl, Advil and at times when it's crazy I take a Vicodin.

    The only medicine in the past that worked for me, (don't forget, we are all different) was Topomax which is an anti-seizure drug but, have been found to be a preventative for migraines. I was on it for about 7 months and for 5-6 months, it worked like a miracle. My headaches just didn't come. Even if they did once in a while, they were tinu and manageable. Unfortunately, I had to discontinue this med because of the very severe cognitive side effects.

    I'm sorry I can't give you a good answer. Just wanted to tell you, you are not alone and I empathize with your pain.
    I would certainly try the advice of the other members here.

    Good luck and wishing you more days headache free.
  8. hurtingallthetimet

    hurtingallthetimet Senior Member

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    hope you are feeling better and that your doctor can help you figure out what is goiong on...since i become ill i then started the headaches and migranes...it is very hard..the dizziness the blurry vision sensitive to everythign..

    i take migrane medications and it helps some...also been diagnosed with vertigo maybe you have something like that? theres so many things it could be...but after i got ill i got the headaches and migranes
    hope you find something that helps take care

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