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    Headaches after concussions
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    An_267673 posted:
    In 2005 I had a concussion on back side of head. In 2008 I had a concussion on front side of head. In 2013 I had a concussion on back side of head in the same location where I had first concussion. I have always been prone to getting head aches, but ever since the first concussion I get migraine headaches. Over time I have noticed that the migraines I have almost always happen in the same location where the concussions happened. I have also noticed that these migraines are getting more intense over time. Is this something to be concerned about? Everything I have read about post concussion headache syndrome seems to indicate that it normally only happens for a few months after concussion, but it has been years, it's getting worse, and my doctor told me to just suffer through the pain because all the pain is in my head and not really real. I say, I know my body, I know how my body pain feels like, so am I crazy? Or is it normal medical treatment for doctor to tell you to just suffer with pain?
     
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    Anon_2712 responded:
    I still have post-concussion headaches after a MVA in 2004 so it can last for years. I had migraines before, and after, and they are two different headaches: sometimes I get my usual migraine, and sometimes I get the concussion migraine (I call them Migraine 1 and Migraine 2.) Over the years, they have merged somewhat, but they are still noticeably different in symptoms and location. See a neurologist for treatment since it's sounding like your doc doesn't know how to treat your headaches. Yes, you probably will have them for life so to that extent you will have to recognize that fact, but you shouldn't have to suffer. A good neurologist will be able to help you manage your headaches to a reasonable degree.


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