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    makuwakat posted:
    It has been over two months now of a pounding headache. When it first happened I was hospitalized with many tests to rule out anything like tumors or bleeding. I was then put on seizure medication but instead of helping it caused me to experience horrible side effects, such as panic attacks and depression. I have seen so many doctors and not one can tell me what is going on with these horrific headaches that just won't stop. I do not have any history of migraines and I have never before experienced panic attacks. The seizure medication also made my heart beat irregularly and this only added to the stress of the situation.
    Has anyone out there gone through anything like this? I really need help here!
     
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    itmatsb responded:
    Hi, Sorry to hear about your trials. Of the so many doctors you have seen, have any of them been a neurologist or headache specialist?

    They have ruled out any other medical issues with the many tests, which is good. For many people the tests don't show a specific cause, but that's no reason for the doctor not to prescribe medication and other treatments. Especially you should have a prophylactic med that you take every day to prevent the headache. Otherwise you get rebound headaches from taking pain pills too often.

    Plus there are many other treatments for migraines, such as nerve block injections, accupuncture, biofeedback, transdermal gel, lidocaine nasal ointment, icing, biofeedback, etc.

    I had all the MRI, MRA, CT scans, etc. and there was no clear reason for my severe migraines. They thought that with the timing, it was caused by my stroke. But that didn't stop them from treating it.

    Get a better doctor and good luck.
     
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    carpetcrawler5 responded:
    What was the med they put you on? There's many more preventative meds if that one doesn't help, although you should take something at least 1 month to see if it's helping you. Most side effects go away with time also. Although the type of side effects you're getting may mean you maybe shouldn't take it at all.


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