i had all the mercury in my mouth removed for cosmetic purposes only, and there has been no change in my health as related to that. but the resin fillings look a whole lot prettier.
I've had constant head pressure for, literally, 8 or so years. 24/7 365. Lightly painful in a way that feels like a too-tight yarmulke on my head. Occasionally I'll also have little lightning flashes of electric pain on the left side of my head - I can trace the precise path with my finger.
I've been to a neurologist, and ENT specialist, and a physical therapist. I've gone through probably 10 or so different medications - antidepressants, muscle relaxants, antipsychotics, anti-arthritics. Had the MRI of course. Have done a sleep study. Nothing has turned off the pressure. I've tried a vast array of supplements. Hell I even tried Grizz's wonky iodine regimin. Nothing.
I would cry with joy to find a solution.
I've been extremely vaguely diagnosed with musculo-skeletal neuralgia. Which basically suggests my shoulder and neck construction are ploinking nerves that run up the side of my head. I may just be built wrong. My neck exercises don't help. Next steps include seeing a dedicated chiropractor and a dedicated headache specialist.
I sincerely wish everyone luck and moreover success in headache treatments.
Last edited by carlh; 10-23-2012 at 09:04 AM.
Obviously go see a doctor to rule out any stroke/aneursym type issues....most of all the people on the post are describing classic cervicogenic headaches in some degree..anyone with base of skull pain , top of head that feels like an ice pic is in jammed in there or any one side neck pain radiating around ear and into eye area..this could be from some type of structural mis alignment that cause an imbalance in soft tissue, nerves, ligaments and disc...
Carl from ny..is the closest to getting it correct with the imbalance he describes..not built wrong just maintained wrong..simple exam and xray from a spinal rehab specialist would show possible misalignments and possible fixes ..go here and look at it --may help, definetely cant hurt...Chiropractic BioPhysics®, then go to technigue and read what is cbp..lots of medical research and explanation of how it works
read it and make your own educated decision to see if this will work for you..
Last edited by CDC; 10-23-2012 at 10:29 AM.
Good suggestions above. See Doc to ease concerns on what you are suffering. Pay special attention to your food "triggers" -- my first one came after a round of exhausting exercise and a whole bunch of chocolate fondue at dinner. In addition to coffee, I've found it very helpful when the aura clicks in to immediately get to a quiet spot, relax, concentrate on making my fingers/toes feel hot. The idea is to redirect blood from brain to extremities. Tried this several times before "mastering" it, now a standard procedure for me. It is rare for an aura to transition into full blown headache, I normally emerge from the aura with no headache, but still feel generally lousy for several hours afterwards. Potentially good news, my migraines started around age 30, were frequent for several years, then have tapered off as I get older.
For anyone who is interested, I went to the Bastyr Naturopathic Teaching Clinic (excellent rates for low income people!). They are testing me for Mercury (since the problems started the day I had a teeth cleaning and I do have very old amalgam fillings) and H-Pylori. My Migraine actually lasted for 12 days (throwing up only lasted 7 hours). I had 7 auras. I now feel like I am constantly on a boat- dizzy and lightheaded- any movement makes me feel like I might black out- my vision is flickering- and I have brain fog and extreme fatigue.
Oh, by the way I do have regular chiropractic adjustments- had one at the beginning of my headache with no results to the pain.
I'll post progress and test results.
Last edited by melissahayes; 10-26-2012 at 10:07 AM.
please dont associate the "traditional" chiropractic adjustment, while there is nothing wrong with it, with what i was suggesting..chiropractic adjustment and spinal rahab are two completelty different things...look at the link..
Thanks, i'll look into that!
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Hey my chiropractor is listed on the site you mention CDC! He was the 1st one to come up- Awesome!
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