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Loooong Headaches

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by InfiniteRubix, Feb 7, 2020.

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    InfiniteRubix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Hello,

    As opposed to headaches in plural, I had the worst most constant headache start yesterday, not long after awakening. It continued all day, even into falling asleep at night. Even today I have the same headache, less intense, but still almost tender.

    Can anyone relate to this? Completely new to me.

    I do get headaches in plural and manage them, but I don't get migraines, cluster headaches, etc. I also don't think I have caricatured stroke symptoms.

    I've called the NHS 111 and am awaiting a ring back. I'll certainly be avoiding mentioning ME....
     
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    Trish Moderator Staff Member

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    My migraines and other headaches can sometimes last several days, but if it's something new to you it's worth asking for medical advice as you are doing. They should ask you whether you have other symptoms with it. I hope it improves soon.
     
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    Thank you
     
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    You were right to make the call. A new headache or a new kind of headache should always be mentioned to a doctor. @InfiniteRubix
     
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    First GP I've seen in years and the best I've seen, ever. Old school thorough. He even asked about whether I've been having particular ME flare ups, using that language, when I was avoiding the topic of ME. Something tells me even knew about LDN (we reviewed my pharma history). He was incredibly thorough. He'd have been an excellent ME specialist, personality wise.

    He's sending me for an opthalmic review, but just belts and braces. Impressive. Sadly, he was out of hours and not my normal surgery :(

    Thank you everyone again.
     
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    It was the first time that I've felt totally safe with a GP since having ME, a sensation that I even surprise myself by wording that way.
     
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    Good to hear that you were taken so good care of. Would it be possible for you to ask to be put on a waiting list to become his patient if he has any openings in the future?
     
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    4+5 day headaches are quite common for me I don't think I have had a single day in the last 30 years without a headache. some are very short lasting cluster headaches that are very painful but not worth taking paracetamol for because they go naturally within 10 to fifteen minutes . I am glad you met a decent doctor it is a shame they seem to be a rare breed these days .
     
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    Thank you :)

    Sadly, it's an out of hours service. Total luck of the draw and he's not fixed at a local surgery :(
     
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    When even medics complain about how this has gone, you know that there is a culture problem. If there were a verb "to deholisticise", that's what has happened to GP consulting style on average.
     
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    Um, not to to be too negative, but I've had a single constant headache for over 15 years.
     
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    Have you ever had the opportunity to discuss with a good doc, esp an ME aware one or specialist?
     
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    I'm afraid I'm all too familiar with headaches that last, and last and last. Occasionally, disappearing just in time for a new on to start. I have always been a "headachy" person, even pre ME, caused by hormones, allergies, eyestrain, anaemia, problems with neck muscles, then there's migraines. I find PEM can induce headaches too.

    At one point I even inadvertently caused my own headaches. I kept getting headaches everyday so, rather than go see a doctor like a sensible person should, I took ibuprofen. Then I discovered that taking ibuprofen (without medical advice/supervision) everyday can cause headaches.:facepalm:

    I agree with the others that seeking medical advice is the right thing to do for headaches or patterns of headaches that are new for you.

    I'm really glad to hear you had a positive experience with this doc @InfiniteRubix & I hope you get answers and, better still, some relief soon.
     
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    To unwoo?
     
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    ? Confused....
     
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    Same. Well, 5 years. And then some. There's the overpresent underlying headache. And then there are other headaches. Multitudes of headaches. Surprising how many types of headaches there seem to be, very creative area in terms of pain experience.
     
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    Yes and my conclusion is that most medical doctors are idiots.
     
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    A few months after onset, I had what seemed like one long, continuous migraine that went on for months. Sometimes it was worse than others, but the only real escape was during sleep. Nothing seemed to help, and, by that point, I had given up on mentioning new symptoms to doctors. I'm pretty certain they would have found some way to chalk it up "deconditioning." [eyeroll]

    I don't know why the migraines eventually went away anymore than I know why they showed up in the first place. Fortunately, they never returned.
     
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    I've not been pacing well enough tha last few weeks. The lactate that accumulates includes the brain, so maybe that's the source of headaches...
     
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