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Chronic migraine, tension headache, neck pain. Taken Motrin, applied ice

Hi, this is very weird. But... I do have chronic migraines. This past week, I got a headache that is mainly tension . Some of it has passed, but what remains is this pain which feels like it is in my scalp . I do still have pain in my neck and base of my skull . I have seen the chiro twice and motrin helps for a little while. It gets really bad at times. Ice helps. I ve had it for 6 days now! Will it ever go away!
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Annamaria,
Thanks for writing your query.

Migraine headaches are single sided headaches which can be decreased by some medications but they can be again triggered by some factors.
Some common trigger factors are :-
1. Lack of sleep.
2. Missed meal.
3. Physical or mental stress.
4. Dairy products.
5. Foods containing MSG.
6. During menstural periods in females.

You can identify the factor which is triggering your attack and try to avoid them.

Since you have mentioned pain in back of head and your neck, you should not ignore the possibility of cervical spondylosis as the cause of your pain.

You should get yourself clinically examined by an Orthopedician and get a MRI of head and neck done.
If cervical spondylosis is the cause of your pain, you should take muscle relaxant like chloraxazone along with pain killer like Ibuprofen(motrin) twice a day after meals, along with an antacid like Omeprazole 20 mg.

Local application of pain relieving gel after hot fomentation will be helpful.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist Dr. Ambika Murali Krishnan's  Response
As you are having tension head ache and migraine the following suggestions will help you to relive from your symptoms. . .
1.early to bed and early wake up. regular yogasanas and pranayama like ujjai pranayama, Nadia shodana, Brahmari pranayama which helps to relive your stress.
3.stick to veg soothing diet.
4.drink plenty of water and fresh fruit juices.
5.find out the triggering food items which cause migraine and avoid that.
6.avoid non veg, smoking , alcohol, caffeine.
Life style modifications will definitely help you to solve your problems.
Take care.
Wish you speedy recovery.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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