I was told I have migraines

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Can someone answer me the question please sad I was told I had Chronic Sinusitis almost 2 years ago now with no relief with meds. I requested ENT again she said I dont have CS and refered me to the Nuerologist said I have Migraines which can bring on SInus issues. So the meds he gave  me dont really help, well I suppose they took away the head pressuer, but I am so sick, just like I have the flu EVERYDAY now for almost 2 years, does head pressure/throb in the head and dizziness like u have the flu...is that whats Migraines are ?? please someone

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    hmmm  I have sinus problems and that, very often, triggers a migraine.  Migraines can take all forms of head pain, the main one is a throbbing pain usually on one side of the head.  You may feel nauseous, and you can feel dizzy.   However what you are describing is not typical for a migraine.  I suspect you still have a sinus infection for which you may need a course of antibiotics.  You might want to try the ENT again and ask if you could have a sinus infection. If you clear that up, you may find you will only have an occasional migraine.  Good luck, its awful to feel sick for a long time...God bless
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      Thanks for replying wild...I've bin to 2 ENT, I dont have CS. I have also bin on antibiotics 3 diff times, did nothing !. I have the throb. only dead centre, not one side, the meds he gave me worked 90% for the pressure, but I'm still pretty sick with the flu like and have been for almost 2 years, so I guess thats not realated to Migraine ?
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    Hi, this sounds typical of migraine as I suffer from Basilar migraine and lost consciousness yesterday again after this my nose was streaming, I also get ear pressure, ringing in my ears, dizziness plus other symptoms, unfortunately migraines can cause symptoms I did not know were even linked, I am under a neurologist as they are trying to get my blackouts under control as affecting my daily life, I am still working to keep my sanity but am being driven around as cannot drive.  I am currently taking Epilim Chrono 1200mg per day.

    I hope you feel better soon, the medication to help the migraine symptoms can take time to work I have been taking for 3 months but am still blacking out but other symptoms are less frequent and less severe than when this all started in January.

     

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    Hi, 2 years ago I was so convinced I had CS that my gp referred me to ENT and after investigations the consultant told me it was migraine and to go bak to my gp for Gabapentin. The migraine is almost constant with chronic sinusitis symptoms and weeks of burning smells in my head. I have seen a neurologist. I still find it difficult to accept and have had to retire from work. This all happened following a viral infection. I have good friends but it has been tough. This forum has been great for me, especially at times when I felt like throwing in the towel. Others have also been helped by the kindness from people in this forum who have suffered terribly with this illness. I hope you find you are not alone out there. A sympathetic gp is also helpful. I am not so sure about neurologists as my experience has not been so good. Best wishes.
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      Liz.......how long have u bin on the Gabapentin? and is it helping....I'm not real sure either, I was perscribed Prantropolol and so far 2.75ths of the headaches have disapeared. I have 3 different headaches and sinus inflamation. I had Horrible horrible head pressure, pulsating I would say it is, I also had sharp pains that would come and go, and plain on head aches. So now I have prob 10% head pressure and 25% sinus inflammation left...please keep working. I have bin on it now 6 days afyer 19 months of it. I will now check your meds and see what it is. SO ya let me know how your doing and if its helping, thanks be healthy
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      OH OK yayaya...my dumb doctor had put me on that just before seeing the neorlogist, as I told him I think I have Migraines NOT CS, I old him to try me on something and he gave me that. My neurologist said, we have to get u off them and put me on the Prantropolol. After re reading the stuff your on its addicting, no wonder I slept so good. It was kinda working for me I didnt take them long enough. 
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    HI Maddykackie,

    Ive tried to contact you before and lost it somehow , but basically I wanted to advice you not to rule out migraines there are several types with various side effects and you can have two or more strains of migraine at the same time.A throbbing head and nausea plus extreme pain sounds like several migraine type symptoms.Have you had a MRs or Ct scan yet. Ask again for a specialist neurologist not just general one .Like everything else some are far more informed and knowledgable than others some hand out meds like sweets rather than full reevaluate and recheck other possibilities.Meds themselves for migraine can be both positive and dire.Im sure people on this site will name Gapapetin and Lamotrogine as ones that cause trouble plus Topirimax and others. Some meds should not be given ie trio tans to HM patients but some docs and neurologists don't recognise this so you can feel worse on top of your illness.The Migraine Trust and Migraine Action are good sites to look at .They will send you out leaflets and information to read.

    Knowing someone is along side you also trying to find out a better way of

    dealing with your illness especially when it's not been fully explained or fully diagnosed.Some doctors are very dismissive even hospital doctors others I can't praise enough to for their professional commitment to help relieve my HM, (hemeplegic migraine) .if side effects of your drugs have a major daily impact of the quality of your life then get back to the docs ask for a second opinion or see another doctor.Many surgeries have several doctors with very different approaches and attitudes to Migraine mainly due to lack of knowledge.Ive been lucky with my docs although it took me three years to get a fully informed and proper diagnosis with support and professional help.

    My first initial diagnosis was not only dismissive but down right rude to my family who were struggling to find help and support .I hope the JR at Oxford has got a better policy and bed manner than certain staff had in 2006.Had I recovered quickly I would have made a formal complaint as it was I couldn't speak properly , or even construct a sentence for months, neither write or recall what things were, 

    dOnt give up , your not well and your pain is real and affecting your life .

    Find friends and family that will support your searching and even go to the docs and consultants with you.You can always come on line and keep us updated on your progress.I know you shouldn't have to fight for the proper professional treatment but sadly this happens to many .Your not alone. All the best .Yvonne

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      Hi Yvonne.......Yes i had 2 CT scans, for sinuses and it said the head had no probs. When u say as for (another) ? Neurologist, not just general, what does that mean ? sorry. I will check out the site u mentioned, thank u ........as for my doc. he said CS and left me at that I faught to see the 2nd ENT and he said NO more, but after the ENT said I DONT have CS she referred me to the Neurologist. I have a follow up with him in 2 months. Crappy doctors for sure I agree they are rude. I would still complain if I were u, my Doctor is going to have a talking to by myself for leaving me with CS. I have no felt good since OCt. 2013....thanks for all the info Yvonne, stay healthy
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