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    Re: Be My Doctor

    I always have a bit of tense in the neck & shoulder areas. When I was young, sugar made me get extremely bad headaches ... never made the connection until later in life so now I moderate my sugar intake.

    For the muscle tightness I always seem to have in neck and shoulders I learned some excellent exercises in Jiu Jitsu that REALLY help loosen that up. So, while I only practiced the Jiu Jitsu for a couple years - I wasn't very good at it, but I tried LOL - I learned some very useful stretches and exercises.

    I also occasionally take calcium and Magnesium as they are natural mild muscle relaxants. I am able to mostly avoid headaches using these methods. For me it was always stress that brought them on and I stress easily I guess, so workouts help.

    Hope you find the cause and are able to remedy it. Headaches are the worst !

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    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I wear contacts and just had an exam this summer.

    My folks had no history of hypertension and just died - my Mom at 92 and my Dad at 94. Both were healthy as proverbial horses for almost all of their lives until the last couple years.

    I do not take many meds other than Finesteride (vanity to keep my hair) and a couple of over the counter vitamins and supplements.

    The only neck or head trauma I ever suffered was four years ago when I went head first over the handlebars of my bike and broke my collarbone in three pieces.

    I have no allergies that I know about.

    My furnace and humidifier filter were just changed with the heating season.

    I have not tried cold compresses but it sounds like a plan.

    Thanks for the advice.
    Not trying to overreact, but a girl I dated way back in 1973 died suddenly from a cerebral hemorrhage at age nineteen.
    She suffered from long-lasting headaches that seemed to go on and on.
    Like you, she would get periods of relief but then the cycle would start up again.

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    The first girl I was ever serious with on a cohabitational level died at fifty-one in 2011.
    When we first got together back in 1979 I picked up on the fact that she was constantly dealing with headaches, about every other day.
    Sometimes they were minor, sometimes monstrously bad.
    I was able to give her a little bit of relief sometimes, but it was an ongoing issue.

    She went through a bunch of tests, same thing...docs didn't find anything that was a major concern or so they thought.
    And one day, as I said, in 2011, she just keeled over from a cerebral hemorrhage.

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    Again, not overreacting but when you've "buried" two old flames at a young age, it makes you think, and here's what I think:
    Get a second opinion.
    Are you better off than you were four years ago?
    (I'll give you a minute to take off your mask so you can answer.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Not trying to overreact, but a girl I dated way back in 1973 died suddenly from a cerebral hemorrhage at age nineteen.
    She suffered from long-lasting headaches that seemed to go on and on.
    Like you, she would get periods of relief but then the cycle would start up again.

    199612_169110606471434_100001174875063_341536_1219856_n.jpg




    The first girl I was ever serious with on a cohabitational level died at fifty-one in 2011.
    When we first got together back in 1979 I picked up on the fact that she was constantly dealing with headaches, about every other day.
    Sometimes they were minor, sometimes monstrously bad.
    I was able to give her a little bit of relief sometimes, but it was an ongoing issue.

    She went through a bunch of tests, same thing...docs didn't find anything that was a major concern or so they thought.
    And one day, as I said, in 2011, she just keeled over from a cerebral hemorrhage.

    DGcabinbar101511133.jpg

    Again, not overreacting but when you've "buried" two old flames at a young age, it makes you think, and here's what I think:
    Get a second opinion.
    CS - Thanks for the interest. YES - that has been the big fear. When this started up again around Halloween I was sure I was going to die just the way you detailed.
    Those fears have been allayed of late.

    My neurologist has me taking AMITRIPTYLINE once a day in 25mg doses. This seemed to work really well for about a month. Of late I have a reoccurrence of the shooting pains but they only come a few times a day and no more than a 3 on a ten point scale. The doc prescribed I take an extra dose on days when the headaches come back and that seems to help.

    The overall stuffy head (like a bad hangover) has gone and not come back. So that is progress.

    I have gone through several tests including a MRI and they find no cause.

    But when we went to the Panama Canal and Costa Rica two weeks ago, I experienced the most relief of all - almost total absence of any head problems after a couple days of tropical weather. So I am hoping this is seasonal and when it gets warmer her they will be gone and I can quit the meds. I think they have made me more lethargic and slower and sometimes I struggle with memory issues of trivial things. Thank you for your concern.
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    Re: Be My Doctor

    I have been practicing fermenting lemon juice from our lemon tree and practicing making natural lemon soda.

    Lemon is a good source of vitamin C and fermentation creates probiotics.

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