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Doc, you answered a question for me a few days ago, and I was wondering about the facial tingling. You mentioned "increased central sensitization". Do you think this is the cause of the facial tingling, or the headache causing this. This is everyday that I have these feelings. At first it was only once in a while, now the bug crawling sensation that I had on my face has turned to a stingling for a few secs. This only started after I started PT.
I was diagnosed with Transfer Migraines after 3 years of 5 different Neurologists. Finally, the last one had a brain and was able to tell me that it was transfer migraines. He has me on 80 mg of Propranolol. Within 2 weeks I went from having the same headache for 3 years to not having a headache but maybe 3-4 days a month max and that is only with one of my four triggers, not eating, not sleeping, bright light, or storms.
I have taken muscle relaxers, migraine meds, prednisone (6 days) and more and more Skelaxin. I started seeing a neurologist two weeks ago and he put me on the prednisone and skelaxin he also did a MRI (w/o contrast) that came back negative.
aura with neurontin or celebrex I have been getting an aura in both eyes (like a migraine aura with no headache that lasts about 15minutes to a half hour) since I was told to increase my neurontin, daily,but I was also put on Celebrex and Skelaxin at the same time. I've been off of Skelaxin since March 2010. I went off of Celebrex first as I read an article that was in a New Zealand journal of medicine that said it causes rare (9/300 people) visual disturbance.
I have taken muscle relaxers, migraine meds, prednisone (6 days) and more and more Skelaxin. I started seeing a neurologist two weeks ago and he put me on the prednisone and skelaxin he also did a MRI (w/o contrast) that came back negative.
Skelaxin 800 mg q 4 hours ( only one thats helping with my neck pain) , Floricet two tabs every 6 to 8 hrs for slow progresing migaines. Maxalt for full blown migraines to control them. Lexapro 1 tab at bed time. Ambien 5 mg at bed time. Even do my neurologist asure me that the other medication should help me slep that has not been the case. I Have loss 10 lbs do to the continues nausea, and the days Im able to control my migraines i work out to keep my sanity.
Thanks for your help, Will be getting myself to Neurologist asap.
I have been taking 900 mg/day Neurontin for a back injury for the last 6 months. I was on other meds, Celebrex, Skelaxin and am off of all except Neurontin. I have tapered the Neurontin to 500mg/day. This question is related to side effects that may be due to Neurontin or maybe my migraines. When I was on a higher dose of Neurontin I was getting almost daily visual disturbances in both eyes that looked like what my migraine auras look like but those are in one eye and are followed by a headache.
I am being followed for possbile demylinating lesions in the brain. My recent cervical MRI shows increasing disk bulge; C4-C5 w/10 mm bulge and C5-C6 with a 9 mm bulge. My L5-S1 has a broad-based disk bulge with postrior annular fissure with no canal or foraminal stenosis. As I am intolerant to heat, I wanted to continue exercising with a reumbant bike inside. I was doing fairly well, up to 10 miles daily in 45 minutes.
Epidural injections - No relief Facet Joint blocks (c 2-7) - No relief Additionally, I have headaches daily which occasionally become migraines (or migraine like) I take gabapentin, and maxsalt when needed. I take the following meds: Skelaxin 3600 mg daily Gabapentin 1800 mg daily Vicodin (as needed) Maxsalt (as needed) The pain in my neck is constant/achy and worsens with left to right movement, and up and down movement.
This headache often occurs in people with migraine. The pain itself generally lasts a fraction of a second but can last for up to one minute in some people. Another type of stabbing headache is called paroxysmal hemicrania. This is marked by episodes of stabbing or sharp pains that occur on one side of the head and may be associated with eye tearing or runny nose. Episodes may occur several times and last 30 seconds to a minute.
My chiro was against my doing PT..and he sent me home with Skelaxin and Mobic.. I took Skelaxin before and i remember it being very weak as far as a muscle relaxer goes.. My chiro thinks the issue is the curve not being in my neck and my head pushing forward.. I think its strange that I got two totally different opinions.. My hubby thinks I should get a third.. This sucks.. I gotta go to work soon..
This did not give me much relief so I called into the doctor's office again and he gave me 10mg diazepam twice a day and I have been using Naproxen Sodium with it for a muscle relaxant. Skelaxin and Diazepam produce a very uncomfortable sensation in me. I'm getting some relief from the 10mg diazepam. The next thing my doctor is going to do is to give me botox to try and get rid of my migraines and other headaches. What is going on with my head, neck, and back????????
6 weeks ago I started having chronic head pain and muscle spams in the top back of my head I've been checked for bacterial and viral infections i had a cat scan and c-spine mri, the pain wakes me up at nite laying down makes it worse. My MRI reads that C7-T1 no signficant disc bulge or protusion is identifed. no significant facet osteoarthropathy or canal or foraminal stenosis is noted. upper spine okay. spondylitic are seen in C3-4, C4-5, AND C5-6 as decribed on report.
I have been to every type of doctor to date and am thinking I need a research doctor for experimental diagnosis and treatment. I have even had holistic treatment. I cannot keep solid food down and I have shakes in my hands when I try to sit. I cannot sit for long periods of time and cannot lay either because of the pain in my back. As a result, I can't sleep.
Treatment for 'muscle contraction headache' - NSAIDS, muscle relaxant like skelaxin, or Botox might help. This and frequent migraine headaches should be addressed in a headache management program with your doctor/neurologist. A few beats of nystagmus on extremes of gaze may be normal. A good neurological examination should be able to tell if it is in the range of normal or not. Ocular myesthenia is one of the most common forms of myesthenia but myesthenia can occur without ptosis.
The auras may indicate they're more migranous in nature, which in that case calcium channel blockers, inderal, or even elavil may be good medications for daily prevention. For abortive meds, the triptans like zomig may be helpful for the migraine like headaches. Oxygen may help with the cluster (usually seen in men, may want to revisit that diagnosis). As for the lightheadedness, not sure what to make of it.
For about six weeks now I have had a constant headache. I have had about a seven year history with what I thought were migraines. Previously, I would get a 'migraine' about 1-2 times/month and I would take an Imitrex and try and sleep it off. Over winter break, I got a headache and it stuck with me ever since. Here is a bit of history...
Everyone has their personal view, but I don't happen to think the ER is the place to go for chronic pain. It is for life/death emergencies. As I previously explained...I have many spine issues as well with many fusion surgeries behind me and active herniations...so I, and others here, understand your pain. Until you see this new Dr...
Inderal also for migraine prevention , dosage is 80mg 3x a day, Ambien(Zolpidem Tartrate) 10mg taken at bedtime for sleep. Skelaxin(metaxalon) 800mg 2x a day for muscle spasm thought to be part of cause of migraine ?, Percocet(oxycodone/apap)7.5mg as needed for pain of migraine, Maxalt MLT 10mg as needed for migraine, and Vit D I take once a month. To Rina, No I do not touch diet soda as I know my triggers and stay very far away from them.
I have recurring episodes of extreme vertigo. I started suffering from chronic migraines that respond to medication for a while and then seem to come back. My balance and equilibrium have worsened even when I'm not having a vertigo attack. I've also been having digestive problems similar to Irritable Bowel syndrome. My last MRI was 3 years ago, right around the mildest symptoms began. Could I have MS? Do I need another MRI?
I have major issues with insomnia and have tried everything but decided to take a whole ambien on Sunday night. I had taken 2 skelaxin the day before for my neck as it was swollen, but still trying to figure out if the pressure in my head was migraine or my neck. Woke up Monday morning with major headache, had a hard time making it through day, took 2 imatrex, first helped a litle, 2nd did not.
Since seeing him I have had two series of cervical epidural steroid injections, medial branch block, a cervical rhizotmy, and most recently I had trigger point injections for my shoulder spasms. Nothing worked for the migraines, but the trigger point injections did help for the muscle spasms. I decided to go see a neurosurgeon that specialized in the spine. He looked at my MRI and saw that I had indication of cervical spondylosis with a tiny bone spur, and mild degeneration.
Since seeing him I have had two series of cervical epidural steroid injections, medial branch block, a cervical rhizotmy, and most recently I had trigger point injections for my shoulder spasms. Nothing worked for the migraines, but the trigger point injections did help for the muscle spasms. I decided to go see a neurosurgeon that specialized in the spine. He looked at my MRI and saw that I had indication of cervical spondylosis with a tiny bone spur, and mild degeneration.
For the back pain, when I am not pregnant, I take skelaxin, a muscle relaxant that is non-narcotic, and for me, non-addictive. There are several options for you, including pain management clinics (personally, I don't like these places, but they are helpful to some). What I'm saying is DON'T GET DOWN right now. This is the time for you to pull all resources and do whatever you can to feel well. Best wishes!
I have always been prone to headaches, pre-menstrual migraine & TMJ (disc displacement). Over the past few years I have developed tinnitus with some high frequency hearing loss. I've recently had several ocular migraines, no pain but my vision is so distorted I have to go to bed. Now my headaches cause brow swelling and tenderness, even more painful is the pain, tightness and feeling of swelling at the top of my head. It is right where the fontanelle or soft spot in a baby would be.
this seems to be an ongoing symptom for me, though is worse when my pain is worse or I am driving; X several months - Fever: very low grade – comes and goes; ranges from normal to 99.
My prescriptions include Lorcet, Zyrtec, Compazine, Tranxene, Zanaflex, Phenergan, Naprosyn, Corgard, Provigil, Skelaxin, Nortriptyline, Maxalt, Methylprednisone Dospak (prescribed for use with Clustered Migraine Headaches), Levsin, IM B-12, and a TENS Unit. As of today I am already seeing 9 doctors, only one of which is a Primary Care and located in my city. The rest stretch within a 30 to 110 mile radius of my home. In my small city we have no Specialists at all.
hi amy..I'm no doctor but I will tell you what my dx is and I have most of you're symptoms. I have lower back degenerative disk disease (DDD) the pain radiates to my hips and legs, particularly the thighs also the constant numbness with pins and needles type feeling I have some bladder control problems particularly when I get an acute attack after bending to much or lifting...so far no bowel incontinence but was told this could happen also.
No, I have not been tested my ALS, but like I said, I am not satisfied with my Neurologist. Finally after telling me that I have Intractable Migraines for two years, he just put me on Migraine medication a week ago.
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