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Diagnosis of Migraine & Headache Types

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  • By AFG034

    Here’s a little background on me.

    – I have very bad allergies.
    – I have asthma.
    – I have controlled thyroid disease.
    – Just recently had double hernia repair (Sept 2016)

    Here’s what I need advice on:

    At the end of October I started experiencing slight dizziness and dull headaches. I went to an ENT who couldn’t find anything wrong but sent me for an MRI of my brain just in case. The MRI came back perfect, minus a small cyst in my nasal cavity.

    I’ve seen my primary doctor and allergist and both have said the dizziness and headaches would go away on their own. I was given an over the counter nasal spray to remove the inflammation in my nose which lessened the pressure in my head, however the dull headaches still continue.

    My headaches have never been severe. If I had to rate them between 0-10, I’d give them a range between 1-4. They are usually at the back of my head, both sides (sometimes taking turns or at the same time) almost like a vice and at the top of my forehead.

    Is this really allergies or something else?

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  • By Meaghan Coneys Moderator

    Hi AFG034,

    Thanks for your post. Sorry to hear you are experiencing symptoms without knowing the root cause. Although, I am happy to hear you are seeing doctors. Hopefully you will find some answers. I thought you would find the following articles helpful and possible informative – https://migraine.com/migraine-basics/, https://migraine.com/migraine-types/. They discuss migraine basics and provide an overview of migraine types. Even though it sounds like you have seen a couple doctors, I thought you would be interested in the following articles which discuss migraine specialist and provide referral information – https://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/, https://migraine.com/blog/looking-for-a-migraine-specialist/. Perhaps it would be helpful to reach out to one near you. I hope you find this helpful. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out. We love hearing from you!

    Warmly,

    Meaghan (Migraine.com Team)

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