Strange head pain

nikkozoo

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I have been experiencing episodes of very strange head pain. Burning so bad it feels like my brain is on fire, combined with numbness, tingling, which gives me nausea and vertigo. Head is so bad it renders me unable to function at all, barely want to move. This can last several days. I have milder head symptoms off and on, like the tingling, headache. I have had an MRI, nothing. Checked for everything else it could be, nothing. It just feels fibro related. I take magnesium supplements which greatly help with the headaches. Anyone else experiencing anything like this or have any thoughts?
 

JayCS

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Hmm, these were all things I got from amitriptyline: any meds that c'd be causing it?
 

nikkozoo

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I am not on any medication for anything. 70 years old, normal blood pressure, good cholesterol, no heart problems, normal weight, basically no health problems except fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with fibro 15 years ago and have handled fibro without medication (I have a high pain tolerance which my doctor thinks helps me, had my children natural childbirth), but this head thing is causing me to possibly rethink that.
 

sunkacola

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I am not on any medication for anything. 70 years old, normal blood pressure, good cholesterol, no heart problems, normal weight, basically no health problems except fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with fibro 15 years ago and have handled fibro without medication (I have a high pain tolerance which my doctor thinks helps me, had my children natural childbirth), but this head thing is causing me to possibly rethink that.
Having a high pain tolerance does help a lot.
I wonder if you have tried seeing any natural health practitioner, such as a naturopathic doctor, or a doctor who integrates that into their practice? If you can, I would suggest trying that before you head down the road of pain medication, because unfortunately those often have side effects you won't want, and if you have not been on any you may have a low tolerance for them.

I am not proposing you go to someone who says they can heal you by waving their hands over your feet or something. but if there's a qualified natural healing doctor in your area, you might try that.

there is also homeopathy. I used to think that had to be utter bunk, but had to change my mind about it when a homeopathic vet resolved one problem after another with my cat, things 3 other vets had not been able to solve with medication....because cats don't know from placebo effect.

I figure that if something has very little to no chance of hurting you and you are inclined to try it, then do. Maybe something herbal or a change in diet would help.
I really hope you feel better soon.
 

AngelaJ29

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Hi, I was diagnosed with fibro 4months ago and apart from the usual fibro aches and pains one of the scariest symptoms I have is scalp pain. It starts in my neck and travels up the back of my head. The pain changes from pins and needles to feeling like my scalp muscles are tightening and back again. I take naproxen during the day and amytriptaline occasionally before bed (only if I have had a bad day). The scalp pain is like having a bandage around my head that gets tighter and tighter. So you are not alone, I take paracetamol to get a break from it. It doesn't happen every day. As with fibro there is no specific trigger for my scalp pain it just starts at random. Hope this helps? 🤞
 

nikkozoo

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I always opt for natural remedies over medication so will check these out. Thank you!
 
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