To all my peri friends on here

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So sorry i've not been answering back for what seems ages but proberly isnt. but i'v been having daily headaches from mild ones that i can cope with to intense ones that knock me for six.  I went out this morning for the first time in weeks to a big shopping freeport but had to come home cos the headache intensified, so another day sitting up with my eyes closed until it calms, i take paracetomol but they dont work. another day of my life is passing me bysad sorry feeling really down today i'v had these headaches for at least 5 or 6 weeks now. Anyone else like this? I so wanted to reply to many of your post that i relate to but my head wouldn't let me so ill do it another time.  I just said to my husband i'll just have a little chat to my peri friends then come off the computer but you know how it is i'll want to look if you've replied to me about your headaches.  Mine seem to vary from pain on the left side in my eye or on the bridge of my nose, my head feels its in a vice constantly and gets tighter, my jaw aches and sometimes my ears feel full.  sorry for the Sunday moan, hope you understand.  love to you all xx

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    Hi anxious face 

    sending you big hugs, sorry you having a bad time 

    headaches are horrid 😫

    try a solpadeine efferevescant for the headache ... ( codeine and paracetamol) 

    may work better for you 

    could this be related to the prolactinoma ... 

    take care hun

    jay xx


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      hi jay, thanks for your kindness, yes thats one of the symptoms of having a prolactinoma, peri, being hypoglycemic.  

      I'll have to ask the chemist if i can take solpadeine with my medicaion.  Will they upset my stomach cos everything seems to.  love to you jay x

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    So sorry to hear you've been having such a rough time. I can completely sympathise with you. It's souns so familiar to me. My pain is also daily and sounds very similar to yours. I hope you get some relief soonxx
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    Hi anxiousface....yes been having headaches for past two weeks and makes me lightheaded and shaky and out of body all over again....feel like my body is very heavy and may faint but never do....body very tense and just weak and tired...hate all this...been on motorcycle this weekend and that was a bit tense at but love to ride and weather gunna change soon so wanted to go....hope you feel better soon....hugs and love
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      Thank you Jay, mooma, laurie, Taz and Kerryfor being so kind and replying and your kind words, i have just had a little cry.  Sory i cant reply individually but i dont want my headache to get any worse so not staying on for long.  Laurie i too feel my body is heavy and i could faint when standing, i'm just so tired of not feeling well everyday it just wears you out doesnt it. Kerry my IBS is always there but i can cope with it better than the headaches, had IBS for about 22yrs. Thank you for all your hugs, i do get comfort from you.  love to all xxx
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    Hi Anxiousface,

    must be something in the air, I haven't been posting as I've been bad too, I've had headaches but the biggie is the IBS, I've been stuck to the loo...don't get to do much posting in there!. All this seems to be since my periods started up again after 6 months of no periods; Are you still  having yours? Maybe it's a hormonal blip. Big Hi to all the regulars hope it's been a good day girls;

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      Hi Taz ... 

      heres some interesting info below ... for those wondering if they have IBS or not .. 😳.  blimey think I must have it after all 

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) positive diagnostic criteria for IBS

      Patients must give at least a six-month history of either:

      Abdominal pain or discomfort.


      Change in bowel habit.

      Consider positively diagnosing IBS only if abdominal pain is either relieved by defecation, or associated with altered bowel frequency or stool form; 

      AND at least 2 of the following are present:

      Altered passage of stool (straining, urgency, incomplete evacuation).

      Abdominal bloating (women >men), distention tension or hardness.

      Symptoms aggravated by eating.

      Passage of mucus rectally.

      Lethargy, nausea, backache and bladder symptoms may be used to support diagnosis.


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      and.. yes Taz is right, it mentions headaches .. 😮

      dehydration can cause head ache too ... 

      Lethargy, nausea, backache and bladder symptoms may be used to support diagnosis.Further notes on IBS features

      Most patients have abdominal pain and disordered bowel habit, continuous or intermittent.

      This may be predominantly diarrhoea, predominantly constipation, or alternating between the two.

      A 'morning rush' is common: patients feel the urgent need to defecate several times on getting up, during and after breakfast.

      Symptoms are chronic, with remissions interrupted by relapses precipitated by stress or changes in bowel flora produced by antibiotics.

      Symptoms may begin following an episode of gastroenteritis.

      Around one in ten people with IBS believe their symptoms began in this way.

      Diarrhoea tends to be the predominant symptom in this group.

      Upper gastrointestinal symptoms may include nausea, heartburn, dysphagia, and early satiety.

      Extra-intestinal symptoms such as **headaches and migraine, asthma, backache, lethargy, dyspareunia, urinary frequency, and urgency are more commonly reported by patients with IBS.

      Psychological problems (anxiety and depression) are also more common.

      jay xx

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