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I have suffered from headaches for 3 years, what's wrong?

By Anonymous August 12, 2010 - 12:10pm
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Its not an allergy to any food, I have near perfect eye sight and have tried all sorts of medication including anti-depressants and epilepsie pills and strong pain killers. Nothing has helped. I wake up with a headache, have one all day and go to bed with it. Occasionally they progress to migraines that's when I have difficulty sleeping. I have asthma so that limits my medication choices. A friend watched a programme on periods being connected to headaches and there was medication to solve the problem, I can not find this programme as my friend can not remember what channel it was on. Please help!

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Was this the program your friend was referring to: Today: When Your Period Brings a Major Headache?

This transcript from the Today show does not provide much helpful information except a list of all the possible medications you can take. These medications include: birth control pills, migraine pain killers, Tylenol and other pain relievers, as well as anti-depressants. (All of which you already mentioned, excluding the birth control).

Many women suffer from headaches linked to their menstrual cycle. You might find these articles helpful:
- EmpowHER: Summer Headaches and Menstrual Migraines
- EmpowHER: Are Migraines During my Period Normal?

Have you had any tests conducted to see what the cause of your headaches are? Have you noticed any lifestyle triggers (TV, computer, reading, bright lights, excess stress, certain foods) as possible causes? Have you had other medical conditions ruled out?

August 12, 2010 - 1:50pm
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