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    KristenAMeyers posted:
    I am a 39 year old female,not pregnant or currently on any regular medications(OTC or prescribed)and have been suffering from migraine headaches for the past 3 months.I have been seen in the local ER's 6 times in the last 90days for these migraines.I noticed during the first migraine(Feb14th2010)2 marble-sized lumps just at the base of my hairline on my right hand side neck area,which my emergency-clinic physician informed me are some of my lymph-glands,ever since the first headache.They fluctuate in size,and have No pain associated with them whatsoever.I have gone through a series of bloodtests,which all reort as normal.and have undergone 2 Caat scans,which also were normal...The headaches seem to be getting more frequent,and Imitrex has been prescribed for me to take at the early signs of a migraine.Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.(My Dr.has ruled out Lymphoma.Lupus.TB.)
     
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    whitebear4 responded:
    You should get on a prevenattive med for now, and have your dr monitor the lumps.
     
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    Timothy Collins, MD responded:
    I agree, you sound like you need a preventative medication. The CT scans are very good at finding tumors.

    There are other medications besides Imitrex as well, so if that is not working, ask for something else.


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