so i suffer from headaches on a daily basis… anyone have a cure :(?

I take Excedrin Extra Strength for my migraines and headaches.

Shoot yourself, jew.

ugh, thats what i take too… tension headache, extra strength, migraine… i have to be immune by now because i take so many almost every day

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Or, Drink alot of water, and sleep.

go get tested for High Spinal Fluid and Inter Cranial Pressure, I went FOUR YEARS with 24/7 migraines. started taking pills (1000mg of Acetazolamide twice a day) for the mentioned problem and my migraines only happen 1% of the time instead of 100% of the time.

when I do get a headache, I take 4 Tylenol Extra Strength. (if I forget to take it in the morning or night, the next day I have a horrible migraine)

take too much Tylenol and Excedrin overtime and they will actually make the headaches WORSE (my specialist doctor that my primary physician sent me too told me)

every time I goto a followup she asks about blurred vision,


Common side effects of using this drug include numbness and tingling in the fingers and toes, and taste alterations (parageusia), especially for carbonated drinks. Some may also experience blurred vision but this usually disappears shortly after stopping the medication. Acetazolamide also increases the risk of developing calcium oxalate and calcium phosphate kidney stones. Everyone will experience more frequent urination as a result of using acetazolamide. One should drink more fluids than usual to prevent dehydration and headaches. Acetazolamide prolongs the effects of amphetamines and related drugs. Acetazolamide also causes metabolic acidosis.[/quote]

I used to get migraines on a daily basis, but my neurologist put me on pretty much every med out there for migraines and none of them worked. She finally tried 600 MG of Gabapentin and it works fairly well. I use Tramadol as my rescue med.

my g/f get the same ordeal they have her on hydros till they can find out whats wrong, an old g.f of mind had the same prob when we were much younger turned out she had somthing in her head giving her the headacs i dont rember what it was beening i was 13 or 14 at the time. but my g/f now has these problems for the past 2 years and she finaly went to the doc and theyhave been doing test to find the problem. so if u get them alllll the time all day long id suggest going to ur doc. could be from eyes to even a tummer or worse. or it could be simple as pollen.

I went to a neurologist, i’ve had an MRA, MRI, and a Cat Scan done on me (although its been 2 or 3 years now since those) to check for brain aneurysms. prescription medicine didn’t work that was given too me, i don’t remember exactly what they were thoug… i need to go back desperately :confused:

It was the same process with me, I’ve had migraines since I was 3 years old, and they finally started getting treated properly when I was 18 (20 atm). So yeah, you have a long, pain filled road ahead of you until your neurologist figures out the right treatment method.

ughh, i’m just too lazy to go back… but they’re the worst damn things ever :frowning:

i had to have a spinal tap (lumbar puncture) to get diagnosed.

fuck. that.

In performing a lumbar puncture, first the patient is usually placed in a left (or right) lateral position with his/her neck bent in full flexion and knees bent in full flexion up to his/her chest, approximating a fetal position as much as possible. It is also possible to have the patient sit on a stool and bend his/her head and shoulders forward. The area around the lower back is prepared using aseptic technique. Once the appropriate location is palpated, local anaesthetic is infiltrated under the skin and then injected along the intended path of the spinal needle. A spinal needle is inserted between the lumbar vertebrae L3/L4 or L4/L5 and pushed in until there is a “give” that indicates the needle is past the dura mater. The needle is again pushed until there is a second ‘give’ that indicates the needle is now past the arachnoid mater, and in the subarachnoid space. The stylet from the spinal needle is then withdrawn and drops of cerebrospinal fluid are collected. The opening pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid may be taken during this collection by using a simple column manometer. The procedure is ended by withdrawing the needle while placing pressure on the puncture site. In the past, the patient would often be asked to lie on his/her back for at least six hours and be monitored for signs of neurological problems, though there is no scientific evidence that this provides any benefit. The technique described is almost identical to that used in spinal anesthesia, except that spinal anesthesia is more often done with the patient in a sitting position.
The upright seated position is advantageous in that there is less distortion of spinal anatomy which allows for easier withdrawal of fluid. It is preferred by some practitioners when a lumbar puncture is performed on an obese patient where having them lie on their side would cause a scoliosis and unreliable anatomical landmarks. On the other hand, opening pressures are notoriously unreliable when measured on a seated patient and therefore the left or right lateral (lying down) position is preferred if an opening pressure needs to be measured.
Patient anxiety during the procedure can lead to increased CSF pressure, especially if the person holds their breath, tenses their muscles or flexes their knees too tightly against their chest. Diagnostic analysis of changes in fluid pressure during lumbar puncture procedures requires attention both to the patient’s condition during the procedure and to their medical history.[citation needed]
Reinsertion of the stylet may decrease the rate of post lumbar puncture headaches.[2]

This is what they shove into your spine

well i seen the picture, and my already turning stomach has turnedd

that’s not so bad


Like I said, fuck that

your reactions making me laugh my ass off.

if they dont get you numbed up enough, it HURTS 5x more than getting a broken bone.

if they do get you numbed up enough, no pain, just pressure…cept if the needle touches your spinal cord, then your muscles spasm a bit…which hurts like hell.