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ashley911218 posted:
Hello. My name is ashley, and I have been having bad headaches for 5 years. They started when i was 13. I am now 18. i have been to doctors. and neurologists. along with the emergency room. and i am so tired of taking all these medicines. they do not help. anything over the counter makes them worse. and i dont know what to do. they come suddenly. with nausea and vomiting. loss of appitite. stiffness of the whole body. slurred speech, and mental confusion. and the only test they have done is a cat scan and x rays... idk what to do anymore!! can anyone help me?? if you can, i would love for you to email me at ashley911218@aol.com
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whitebear4 responded:
What all preventatives have you tried? If you have tried everything, you might be helped if you use a TENS unit. Also try to get light excercise, just walking or swimming'moving in water. Also buy ice packs and put them around your head.
 
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Timothy Collins, MD responded:
Ashley-there are only a couple of tests for migraines--a scan of your brain (CT or MRI) and occasionally a spinal tap. I usually recommend regular lab tests to make sure someone does not have thyroid disease, or another medical problem.

Unfortunately none of the "tests" are for the "migraine" but are actually to look for tumors or strokes. We can't actually see the cause of migraine in anyone.

Have you seen a migraine specialist yet?


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