A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

I’ve been having headaches/migraines for about 10 years(26 years old now). The frequency of them vary from anywhere between once every few months to twice a week. I’ve gone to several doctors and neurologists and have tried all sorts of migraine medications with not much success. I have not had any tests run such as an MRI or CATSCAN. I have kept a journal to try to find what may trigger these: food, lack of sleep, stress, caffeine, menstral cycle, etc. I have noticed that the symptoms are almost always the same. I normally wake up with them. I have no sensitivity to light, however I’m very sensitive to sound. The pain is always in my left eye brow, my left eye, behind my left eye, and bone of my left eye socket, and the top of both the bottom and top of my teeth (only on my left side). I also get nauseaus and vomit with them. I am planning on going to a dentist now because I am thinking now that it may be TMJ. I have been diagnosed with PCOS and anovulation. At first I thought it may be related to hormonal imbalances. Any suggestions I would greatly appreciate.

Your symptoms are indeed consistent with migraines even without sensitivity to light. Keeping a journal of triggers/activities is an excellent way to determine the cause of your migraines. A CT scan may not be helpful but if your physician suspects an intracranial lesion, an MRI may be the best test. Some women experience estrogen-withdrawal migraines when on birth control pills. In addition, women who have PCOS have hormonal imbalances that affect their migraine threshold. Lastly, your physician may elect to prescribe medication to help control your migraines such as methysergide, beta blockers, valproic acid, etc.

Related Questions:

  1. I am a almost 67 yr. old female, with Post Polio Syndrome. In the past year, I have noticed that I require a lot of sleep. I have had my physical from my heart doctor and family doctor, and all is well. My only theory is that I am very active, and then it catches up with me, and the motor neurons are continuing to be over used and it is my body telling me to really take it easy. I have no prior notice that my body is going to have a meltdown. I can easily sleep 10-12 hrs. per night. I am a night person, so if i go to bed at 11:00, I will sleep to 11:00 AM. I don’t feel bad, just that I have to sleep and rest.
  2. I am 26 years old. I was on the depo injection for three years and came off it over a year ago. I have not had a period since before I went on the injection. I am worried because in the past six months I have put over 3 stones on, I have sharp pains in my lower abdomen and pelvis and aching in my back. I also feel constantly sick and often am, I have constant diarrhea and sometimes can go to the toliet 7 times a day, and my upper abdomen is sore to touch. My doctor did a scan on my ovaries and they were fine but will not do anything else for me I am in pain and I think that this is wrong.
  3. I recently stopped taking my thyroid medication (Armour thyroid, 30 mg/day) three weeks ago. I had been taking it for approximately 1 and a half years, but my doctor wanted me to take another blood test with it out of my system to see if I still need it. I was due to get my period about 2 days ago, and have not gotten it yet. Is it possible that discontinuing thyroid medication can effect menstrual cycle? If so, when should I expect to get my period?
  4. I’m 17 and I’m on birth control and I’ve missed a period can you please help me?
  5. 2 weeks ago i woke up with a headache down the left side of my face. I’m still geting it now it starts about ten minuets after I wake up an last no longer than half hour. The pain is in my temple above my eye down my face in my jaw teeth back of head an neck… I’ve been the doctors who just keep giving me anti inflammatory that don’t work also been the opthalmologist who said my eyes are fine.