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I wasn't aware there was even a forum for headaches but it would be nice to hear from other people in my situation

I'm 34 years old and for as long as I remember suffered from chronic headaches.

For sometime now I have suffered from headaches daily and over the years stupidly thought it was the norm that all people had a headache daily.

My headaches can range from a general I guess headache everyone gets to the maximum where I must go to bed. I've had eye tests made sure I drink lots I just lost now on what to do

I've been to doctors various scans and various tablets later i still carry on getting them, its ruining my life, I get very agitated, i suffer from depression and anxiety as it is but to be honest these headaches are now the biggest thing I would like to sort.

I dont know what else to do I feel like I'm pestering the doctor all the time. I'm literally going through that many tablets that they prescribe the latest being a migraine tablet which they prescribed 6 tablets for a month well they were gone within 2 days...

I just cannot see how much more I can put up with this

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    Also I suffer from vertigo if I do any form of bending and any type of activity which involves spinning.

    Fatigue and total lack of energy is also happens but I believe this is more down to depression and anxiety tablets.

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    Hi there, this will seem like a long but it worked for me. Try no dairy products for one week. No milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. Let me know how that works out. Your post sounds like something i would have wrote 7 years ago.

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      interesting, thank you for your advise. It just seems I go to doctors I feel like I'm a hypochondriac

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    Get a full set of bloods taken, your hormone levels and your vitamin and mineral levels tested. You may have a deficiency in something and you may need to take supplements. Vitamin or mineral deficiencies or hormone imbalances can also contribute to depression and anxiety.

    Do you take any regular medication?

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      hi there,

      yes I take

      citalopram 20mg

      propranolol down from 160mg to 120mg currently in last few weeks

      another new tablet sumatriptan again just been put on these after taking Naproxen 250mg

    • Posted

      Did you get the headaches before you were on citalopram or did they start after?

    • Posted

      Headaches prior to all the tablets i was on, I was just extremely naive to believe every person in the world suffered from headaches daily.

    • Posted

      How long did you take Citalopram?

      I used to have terrible headaches 24/7. I had lay down entire day, I was hurt a lot.I took medications for migraine for 6 months, not help. I took Naproxen, too, did not help. I took Imitrex, still did not help.

      Anyway, finally, antidepressants and anti-anxiety helped me.I have been taking Duloxetine and Alprazolam for 6 months. Antidepressants takes a long time, a few months, to kick in. So, I take Alprazolam to help my anxiety for short term. They helped with the headaches and pain.

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      I've been on various anti depressants.

      Naproxen waste of time.

      I've been on anti depressants for over 5 years which touch wood are quite in hand at the moment still have the odd bad day but nothing like i used too.

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      Can you explain what your headaches are like? Eg; are they sharp? Are they dull? Are they thumping? Are they whooshing? Do you get pain anywhere else with them? Like neck pain, ear pain, nose pain or eye pain?

    • Posted

      I hope Sumatriptan will help your headaches. I took it, but did not help me. I know a few people taking Topamax for their chronic headaches.

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      Its difficult to explain the feeling but i generally get three types of headache which i class them as the following:

      "Annoying" headache where i get agitated but can still just about continue with daily life (dull)

      "Severe" headache where i must be left alone as i become so agitated and turn nasty. (thumping)

      "Bed Ridden" headache where no matter what i do i must go to bed (this normally is a thumping and sharp pain)

      All three types of headache above feel like i just need to puncture holes in my head to relieve build up of pressure.

    • Posted

      unfortunately i dont think these are working, i was prescribed 6 tablets of sumatriptan which was to last a month until i had another review.

      I'm now on my 3rd pack 18th tablet in 2 weeks!

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      Are you eating ok? what blood tests have you had recently?

      I used to take citalopram and it would give me bad bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching), mainly when I slept but sometimes in the day as well. This used to lead to headaches, a clicky jaw and neck pain for me as well as making me feel agitated. Do you get sensitive teeth and neck pain as well?

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      I eat OK mostly in the week plenty of fruit, very healthy at work, i go to a gym 5 times a week (Joined for around 6 months now). Due to the tablets i did have a rapid increase in weight which hopefully now will see this weight decrease.

      On a Friday i enjoy a takeaway of some sort but other than that i do not drink beer often at all, i think I've had 4 pints in a month if that.

      I actually cannot remember the last time i had any blood taken.

      Citalopram generally is OK for me I've not noticed anything different to be quite honest.

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      If you find your weight is being affected by citalopram, avoid sugar and alcohol as ssri tablets raise your insulin levels. Even too much fruit can be bad, just have 2 portions of sweet fruits a day maximum, avoid smoothies and sweet juices as well.

      I would ask for some blood tests if I were you, check your vitamin levels, iron, hormone levels, blood sugar and the usual blood counts they do. Deficiencies in B vitamins, magnesium, iron and vitamin d can all give you headaches. Also I have a hormone imbalance and before my period and when I am ovulating I get headaches and dizziness.

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