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My husband has been experiencing headache since Oct 23. He has been experience throbbing pain and pulsating feeling in the head. He also had nasal congestion and neck pain. it took us more than a month and lot of different doctors to understand that this was migraine. fast forward 3 months later, he was taking a medicine which made him feel better and eventually stopped the medicine under the doctor's supervision. however from past 2 weeks his headaches are back even though its not as worse as it was when it started however his nose is constantly blocked. we also found out that he has vision issues so he has started wearing glasses from a few days. He again started the earlier medicine that he was taking and there is no improvement whatsoever and keeps getting worse. we are not able to go out or on holidays due to this. i feel bad for him and i hope he feels better.

anyone faced similar symptoms please request you to share if anything worked for you.

Thank you,

  1. I'm sorry to hear about your husband's recent experience with migraine. It can be quite a long and exhausting journey to get a proper diagnosis. So, that's one milestone that you've reached in getting an accurate diagnosis. It seems like you now need to find the right treatment plan for him. Does he have a follow up appointment scheduled with his doctor to discuss his latest symptoms?

    I don't have a medical background, and we unfortunately can't give medical advice on this page here, but since you mentioned nasal congestion a couple of times, I wanted to share this article with you in hopes that it might offer some helpful information.

    And here's an article on neck pain that might offer some ideas to bring him some relief.

    As always, take what resonates and leave what doesn't. And keep us posted if you feel comfortable doing so. We're here to support in any way that we can.
    Alene, moderator

    1. Thank you very much for your response. Yes he went yesterday to the doctor. He has given him one more medicine so hoping to see some improvement. we also had tried the sinus medicines in the beginning of the investigation but that did not help hence we narrowed it down to a migraine.

  2. Hi
    Thank you for sharing your husband's difficult experience with us. I understand how tough it is to see our partners in pain. He's lucky he has you to support him.

    It can take a while to get the proper treatment plan in place. It's helpful to have a doctor who is very knowledgeable about treating migraine and headache disease, of which there are over 200 different types. Speaking of different types of headache disease, I'd like to share this information on something called intracranial hypertension, IH, formerly called pseudotumor cerebri. I'm not suggesting this is what your husband may have, rather it's something that can be discussed with the doctor. The stiff neck and nasal congestion may be symptoms of this, in addition to head pain and pulsating. You can read more about this here;
    It may not be a bad idea to seek out help from a doctor who is a true expert in treating migraine and headache disease. General neurologists may be fine doctors but have a hard time being experts in one area because they treat so many conditions such as stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and more. Many general neurologists who treat people with migraine and headache disease claim to be experts but that may not be 100% accurate. A true migraine expert is board certified in headache medicine not all neurologists have, and treats migraine and headache all day, every day. Here is more information on why these doctors are beneficial and where to find them;

    Please keep us posted and I hope he is feeling better asap! Sending along pain free wishes, Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Team

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this. I am from India actually. I will keep these points in mind.

    2. Thank you for getting back to me. I found this information in India you may be interested in checking out;
      Have a good day! Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Team

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