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Chronic headaches, food disorders, poor sleep, depression, diagnosed with cerebrellar tonsillar ectopia. Treatment?

I am a 57 yr old female with chronic headaches and they have worsened over the past 1 1/2yrs. I had tx at a pain center multiple times with shots in my neck and skull with no improvement. I am now going to see a neurologist after i requested my records from them and discovered I have cerebellar tonsillar ectopia . I don t guess they thought it was important at the pain center but my condition has gotten so much worse and the pain is awful. By the way I don t take narcotics so there really is never any relief. I prefer pain over nausea and pain meds make me nauseous but I have reached the point of having to have some help to function. I never feel good and am always irritable and grumpy so I stay secluded from pretty much everyone except my husband. Noise, bright light, weird taste, food disorders, poor sleep, and of course depression are s/s as well. Do you have any advice???
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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You really need to be investigated by a neurologist for the type of headache that you have. The tonsillar ectopia is unlikely to be related to headaches though. All pain killers do not cause nausea and you can be prescribed other medications to relieve headache by the neurologist. Depression can certainly worsen headache and if neurologist feels necessary he will refer you to a psychiatrist.
good luck.
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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