migraine behind right eye for months/down to 83 lbs....

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I have been experiencing persistent migraines behind my right eye for months now, I am on a preventative medication that does me no good and has caused me to go from 105 lbs to 83 lbs. my doctor shows zero concern and tells me I require no scans or bloodwork (he just shoved meds at me) 

please someone help

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    are you seeing a neurologist?  Regular docs dont know much about migraines.  The eye involvement should be evaluated by a specialist.  Chronic pain is awful.  I feel for you. Are you losing weight because you are in too much pain to want to eat or???

     

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    What meds are you taking, I take propranolol which reduce the severity of my migraine. BUT I am putting weight on with them despite cutting all fatty sugary foods out of my diet 😁
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    Hi Audrey,

    Please, please go to another doctor!!!!  Are you seeing a neurologist?  You must not lose any more weight.  If the preventative medication is not helping, take another (with the advice of another doctor).  Also read up on migraines on the internet--Everyone is different and what works for one patient may not work for another.  I have had migraines and severe head pressure for 14 years on a daily basis.  I find that Relpax (which was prescribed) helps, but can be taken only three times a week.  I fill in with Excedrin for Migraine which can be taken only every 24 hours.  Today my new neurologist prescribed Topamax, which other migraine sufferers have taken.  I'm told any change will come about slowly.  We'll see.....good luck and please check elsewhere for help, expecially if what you're taking now is not helpint.  Good luck.

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    I am on topmax I highly suggest a different medication I have had zero help from it; migraines still as persistent with the added side effectd from the new  medication which add to the weight loss. 

    I have a hard hard time eating bc of the pain and the medication combined.

    im not seeing a nureologst but am going to set up an apt. 

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    ugh I couldnt tolerate the topamax.  have you taken any tripans such as Imitrex?  if you truly have a migraine with blood vessel enlargement, these meds are the ticket. You really need a more comprehensive work up.  Remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease so keep pressing the medical "professionals(?)" to continue to find answers for you XOXO
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    I have considered (after talking to some friends over a few days) imitrex and  am calling today to schedule an another apt as soon as possible. At this point Idk what else to do...I feel like I've asked and demanded more done and them just send me home
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    I agree with triptans, I have almogran (almotriptan) triptans are the only drugs that work for me once a migraine takes hold. 
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    My concern is I have an immense amount of pressure behind my right eye and my head is almost always hurting... The topamaxseems to have made it worse.
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    Yes, I wear glasses/contacts and have no signs of anything to be concerned about I was born with cataracts on both eyes but have no effect on my daily life or vision as of yet...
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    Silly but I feel like I've been searching for answers I won't find rolleyes 
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    do you have any renowned hospitals or teaching hospitals near you? Here in So Ca we have UCI Medical Center, Scripps Institute, and even more cutting edge facilities in Los Angeles.  If you can afford it or have insurance you might look into one of those kinds of places. Also try acupuncture, it isnt a fake it really works. I have gone in there with a massive headache and nausea and I come out pain free and no nausea    
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    I'm currently being seen By a piedmont physician in Atlanta and am considering switching my now three hour drive to seek help at mission in Asheville North Carolina. 

    I have tried acupuncure, essential oils, diet changes, I live a fairly active life style and eat healthy. Seeing the hospital was almost my last option

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      I'm so sorry to hear of your issues. Topomax side effects were awful on me, they made me dizzy all the time amongst other things. Immitrix ca only be taken 4 times a month and isn't the best option for you. It took me 10 months of tests (MRIs, MRAs, CT scan, ENG, blood work etc etc) and 5 different medications before the source of my migraines was discovered. You may have eye pressure issues, you may have your vertabrae extended and putting pressure on certain areas of your brain or a specific migraine disorder. My migraines would persistantly pulse behind my left eye. However, with your weight loss issues I would stronly recommend you go to the ER. At a hospital they can do a battery of blood work, x rays and scans to narrow down your issue. I found out my neck had lost 40 degrees of curve extending out and putting extreme pressue on my cerebellum, brain stem and left temporal lobes in addition to cutting off oxygen through the occipital lobes but this was not something neurologists were looking for so even though it showed up on MRI and CT scan, it was not discovered for nearly a year. I wish I had gone to the ER at the beginning instead of seeing 6 specialists.
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    Health care isn't an issue but I do fear driving an equal distance to a new doctor just to end up going through something like this or worse than this...
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