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Headache every day

Hi all
Not getting anywhere with various doctors so thought I would post here and read other peoples stories.

I suffer from migraines weekly. Last week I had an attack that lasted 4 days

However I have a headache most days. I have kept diaries, tried different pillows etc etc but nothing seems to be getting me anywhere nearer to finding the trigger.

I notice it more when I lay in bed.

The headaches drift in and put it’s very strange.

I suffer with a blocked nose a lot so use a nasal spray which sometimes does help.

The doctor has suggested taking daily tablets however I am not sure - he said they can make me drowsy yet I am sleepy all the time as it is! Not even sure if that is related!!

Anyway look forward to reading through your posts

Thanks

  1. Thank you for being apart of the community. I am sorry to hear you have been uncesseful with your doctors. May I ask what speciality physican you are seeing or your Migraine disease? When my migraines were episodic I was treated by my family physican. However, when I shifted to Chronic, I asked for a referral to see a neurlogist. I now see a headache specialist, who has been able to narrow down some factors that were triggering attacks. I am still not 100% but the intensity and frequency of Head pain days has reduced.


    I aslo want to ask if you are seeing an ENT for your blocked nose? Years ago I had a CT done on my nasal passages and it showed I had large polyps. After a successful surgery, my migraine attacks reduced significantly.


    I wanted to include some articles I think you may find helpful. Do keep us updated on your progress. I hope you are able to find a treatment plan that best works for you and you find




    1. Hi
      Thank you for sharing this with us. gave you wonderful information I'd like to piggy back off of if I may!
      As LaQuinda said, seeing a doctor who is a true expert in treating migraine and headache disease can make a huge difference in our care. Let me share information on how these doctors are different and how to find one; https://migraine.com/blog/really-find-headache-specialist/
      https://migraine.com/blog/seeing-a-board-certified-headache-specialist/
      https://migraine.com/living-migraine/change-thoughts-new-care/
      https://headaches.org/resources/healthcare-provider-finder/.
      Nasal congestion during an attack can be confusing! The thing is it's not uncommon to have a stuffy, runny nose, face and tooth pain and more along with our migraine. Of course always a good idea to get it checked out as LaQuinda said, there may be more going on than migraine.
      When we have four or more attacks a month, it's a good idea to discuss migraine prevention with the doctor. We can unwittingly increase our risk of something called medication adaptation or overuse headache (rebound) if we take pain and/or acute migraine medications, whether they are over-the-counter or prescription more than two to three days a week. Doing so can increase the risk of getting into an endless cycle of pain that may be difficult to treat. Here is more information on this; https://migraine.com/headache-types/medication-overuse-rebound.
      Please keep us posted on how you are doing, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Migraine.com Team

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