Persistent migraine? Into the third week with no relief.

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Go to your doctor. My friend thought she had a persistent migraine…. it was a brain annuerysm right between her eyes. Her husband forced her to go to the doctor because she felt silly going for “just a bad headache”. It saved her life. Maybe it’s serious, maybe it’s not. But when it stays around for so long, a trip to the doctor never hurt.

Post # 4
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@mrstea83:  At three weeks you definitely need to visit your doctor. I am amazed that you managed to last this long! After three to four days I am beside myself.

Other suggestions I have that help me is a visit to my chiropractor accompanied shortly after by a deep tissue massage. This seems to help with the most severe migraines when my body is out of alignment. Not sure if that will help.

Also, try taking Ibuprofen with the Exedrin Migraine. The combo really is a life saver for me.

As the pain seems to be in the sinus area I can’t suggest my other go to tricks as mine are always at the base of my head. I do hope you feel better soon!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mrstea83:  i third going to the doctor…that’s so far from normal. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@mrstea83:  A migraine is a specific headache that has characteristic features of severe throbbing/pulsatile pain on one side of the head (though the pain can spread to the other side with time), sensitivity to light/sound/smells, associated nausea/vomiting, and pain that worsens with movement or activity. The pain of a migraine is typically improved with lying down in a dark/quiet room. Migraines do not typically last 3 weeks, though some patients do experience chronic migraines. What you may very likely have is a stress/tension headache, but you really should contact your OB since you are pregnant. Headaches during pregnancy can be a sign of several disorders, though the majority of these do not occur at 3 weeks.

I second the recommendation that you seek massage therapy. Try to make an appointment with someone who will do a targeted head/neck/shoulder massage. You may have built-up tension in your muscles contributing to your headache.  Don’t forget to eat and drink plenty of water. Hope you feel better.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@mrstea83:  Three weeks is way too long to have a migraine.  After 3 days I go to my PCP and ask for meds.  I hate the meds but after a few days of a perisistent migraine and wearing my sunglasses at work and going home early to a dark, quiet room, I pretty much can’t stand it anymore.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Eliminate all artificial sweetners (ESPECIALLY sucralose) from your diet. Read labels carefully, even trace amounts can trigger migraines.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

As a chronic migraine sufferer myself, if a migraine lasts more than a few days, you need to see a doctor.

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