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Unbearable Headaches
bev79083 posted:
Since last August I have had headaches that make me double over for a couple of minutes & the first one, was the worse, with blurred vision, double vision & very sensitive to lights. I finally got into a neurologist & was told I was having vascular headaches. He put me on Amitriptyline & it worked for a little while & I am beginning to have them again. The headaches occur in the top of my head & I never know when it is going to happen. I drive 67 miles one way to work & I don't want to have one of these spells while driving. After one of these headaches, I am not able to concentrate for awhile. Help me please
unknownsharma responded:
Hi There,

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jules1202 replied to unknownsharma's response:
It sounds like it is time to return to the neurologist and let him know you are having more headaches. You may need an increase in meds or a different medicine.

Are your headaches the same as before or have they changed any?
bev79083 replied to jules1202's response:
They have gotten worse & more often, I have had a CTA done & it showed to be normal but it also said Dominant right artery, not sure what that means. I have taken a higher dose of amitriptyline, but I didn't remember getting to work, so it was cut back & the neurologist is waiting on the CTA results before he decides to change the medicine. These headaches almost takes me to my knees & then afterwards it takes me a little while to get my train of thought back.
jules1202 replied to bev79083's response:
That really stinks! It definitely sounds like its time for a new medicine and hopefully he gets the results and starts something new soon. Remember to talk to your dr and pharmacist about side effects and the best way to switch medicines/change dosages ( some have to be increased slowly and are best done at bedtime to mitigate the effects).

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