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An_255065 posted:
Every morning for the past 5 years ive woken with what my mother and I have come to call a Chronic Tension Migraine because it has a combination of tension headache symptoms and the horrible hopeless pain of migraines . And my several doctors have yet to tell me something else to call it. throughout my day i feel like im sitting in the bottom of a pool and the pressure on my head is going to cause it to implode. I have continued to feel like this without stop or exception. My doctor prescribes me a beta blocker which i'm not quite sure how it helps but fortunately only to the point of slightly numbing it. thoughts?
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nyheadache responded:
This is most likely chronic migraine, even if features of tension-type headache are present. The best and the only FDA-approved treatment for them is Botox injections. You can read more about it at http://nyheadache.com/educational-materials/botox/ and you can see how the procedure is performed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwuEcgkBikk&feature=youtu.be
Some of the tests worth doing (in addition to an MRI scan) are a sleep study, having blood tests for RBC magnesium, thyroid, vitamin B12, and other.
For treatment, you may also want to consider regular aerobic exercise, low carb diet, gluten-free diet, elimination of caffeine, biofeedback, and supplements such as magnesium, CoQ10, Boswellia and other.
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toddchaney responded:
These chronic migraine can be really disturbing. I was suffering from it for last 2 years but recently started my treatment with Lewis Pain. I feel much relieved now and the pain seems to have reduced.


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