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My daughter’s headache

My daughter had occasional headaches that ultimately were relieved with nerve decompression surgery. She went through the typical protocol of medications, low tyramine diet, biofeedback and DHE therapy. All failed to help her. Thankfully we read about nerve decompression surgery and that was her answer.

Her diagnosis was migraine with/without aura. Somehow trigeminal neuralgia got in the way. It was awful to watch our vibrant 16 year old spend her junior year of high school in a daze from medications and resting on the sofa most of the time. We have a detailed story about this at

The surgery brought her back to us! It is so confusing to us that the medical community in and around Chicago had little if any knowledge about this life changing procedure.

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  • Laura
    7 years ago

    I’ve been looking into decompression surgery. How did you find out about it and who performed the procedure?

  • teenazless author
    7 years ago

    I have to add that my daughter’s headache began as an occasionaly headache in January of 2010. by Augaust 2010, her headache was 24/7. After inpatient treatment, not only did she have a constant headache, she bagan to have sharp stabbing pains in her face several times a day. Also, our website has a new address:

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