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Headache/Migraine in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By August 22, 2011

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A lot of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome also have headaches and/or migraines. We know that for a fact, and it looks like we're starting to understand why.

The relationship between these disorders is complicated. They frequently overlap; headache and migraine are considered risk factors for fibromyalgia, and they're also among the symptoms considered under the newer, alternative diagnostic criteria; a change in headache frequency or severity is part of the chronic fatigue syndrome diagnostic criteria; many researchers believe central sensitization is part of all four conditions.

New research published in The Journal of Headache and Pain even suggests that people with chronic migraines and chronic tension headaches who also have anxiety, sleep disturbance, and pericranial tenderness (pain on the outside of the head) are especially likely to develop fibromyalgia.

Central Sensitization

The role of central is believed to be significant in all of these conditions. The "central" part means central nervous system, which encompasses the brain and the nerves of the spinal column. "Sensitization" means the area has become especially sensitive. Our central nervous systems have been conditioned -- either over time or due to trauma/illness -- to have an extreme reaction to certain stimuli, which can include:

Our central nervous systems amplify pain signals (called hyperalgisia), turn harmless stimuli in pain (allodynia), and over react to other things in our environments in a way that amps up a host of symptoms.

The concept of central sensitization is becoming fairly accepted in research, but the medical community as a whole is not well educated on it. I actually had to explain it to my massage therapist, who treats a fair amount of people with fibromyalgia! I have to think that knowledge of it will grow in the coming years, however, since it's been linked to headache, migraine and possibly the most widely accepted pain condition out there -- osteoarthritis.

I think a lot research potential stems from central sensitization. Because of this common underlying mechanism, advancements made for any one of these illnesses may help the others.

Do you have headaches or migraines? Did they come before or after fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue syndrome? Did they change or get worse when you got sick? What do you think lead to your central sensitization? Leave your comments below!

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Comments
August 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm
(1) MissM says:

I never had headaches/migraines before I got Fibro and CFS. Now I’m lucky if I only have 1 a week which depends on the weather and how much I push myself activity-wise.

August 23, 2011 at 8:08 am
(2) Pam Wright says:

I had my first migraine at puberty. Speech problems (disphasia) and sight disturbance followed by headache if not treated quickly. In later years I had to come off ‘the pill’ because my symptoms became unbearably frequent, then for years I only had a migraine when I was under heavy stress. Since having FM my sensitivity triggers have changed – sunlight shining on car bumpers, sun shining on the sea, and one started as I was waiting for particularly bright traffic lights to change. However, with a swift drink of soluble paracetemol, 30 minutes with eyes closed (not while driving!) and a cup of tea if possible, or even a sleep if I’m not busy, I usually recover quickly without headache and carry on with things ok. Hope this helps.

August 23, 2011 at 9:03 am
(3) Rachael says:

Doctors are beginning to believe that migraine starts with an underlying central nervous system disorder. When triggered by various stimuli, this disorder sets off a chain of neurological and biochemical events, some of which subsequently affect the brain’s vascular system.

There is a strong genetic component in migraine headaches. Researchers have located a single genetic mutation responsible for the very rare familial hemiplegic migraine, but several genes are likely to be involved in the great majority of migraine cases.

http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_causes_migraine_headaches_000097_3.htm

August 23, 2011 at 9:36 am
(4) Shawna says:

After getting shingles on my temple at age 30, I developed postherpetic neuralgia and had constant pain on that side of my head. I was prescribed neurontin and took it for 2 years. After that, I had constant headaches, every day, for a few years. Then came the full blown fibromyalgia, no real sleep, incredible body pain, etc. I still have frequent headaches but the rest of the pain and other symptoms pretty much over power them. I do have sensitivity to light and one thing that makes me absolutely sick- it sounds funny: In a car, driving or as a passenger, the sun shine coming through trees. It flashes like a strobe light and it completely freaks me out. If I’m driving, I have to pull the visor over that way or close that eye! If Im a passenger, I just close my eyes until we are past the trees. I wear sunglasses constantly, even if it’s cloudy because the glare hurts my eyes. (yes, I wonder if I have lupus?) Anyway, all the above applies to me.

August 30, 2011 at 1:07 am
(5) Debbie says:

I can’t believe it! I have the same problem driving/riding through areas with trees and I describe it the same way “like a strobe light”. I feel like my brain is going to shut down before I get to the other side.

August 23, 2011 at 5:23 pm
(6) Linn says:

I don’t have a diagnosis for CFS, simply because it “doesn’t exist” where I live. I am being investigated for lupus since I have most of those symptoms, but many of the things I have could easily be CFS. One doctor told me I had fibromyalgia but it didn’t fit exactly, I thought.
I have had problems dealing with sensory impressions my whole life and I have constant headaches, frequent migraines and occasional petit mal epilepsy. I was born with autism and we are known to have problems with sensory impressions. My CFS like symptoms started after a bad virus infection with complications which lead to a long hospital stay when I was 9. Before that I was never fatigued like this and I could do normal physical activities without having to rest a week or more after. I looked at something called the Canadian Census something and I have pretty much everything on that list.
Interesting to read about your problems, I too find the flashes of sunlight through trees when travelling absolutely horrible. I too always wear sunglasses. Both to prevent migraines and to block out visual impressions, but also protect me from sunlight. I’m allergic to sunlight, my eyes and my skin can’t deal with it. I also wear headphones to block out all sound.
This constant overload of impressions is exhausting. I always thought this was from the autism, now I’m not sure. I could have both. If CFS people have many of the same problems as autistic people then surely the problem has to be neurological. My mother’s best friend has MS and she says that she never fully understood what I was talking about until she got sick. Her MS causes symtoms that mimic autism, or CFS.
I don’t think science fully understands exactly what the brain does and what effects a neurological malfunction has on the body and the whole system.

August 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm
(7) mimi says:

I really appreciate your comments. I am currently experiencing a fibro flare with non-stop migraine and burning symptoms all over. I am trying to connect these symptoms with what is going on in my life and it seems I have had a particularly busy week with additional stress. The additional stress and neural stimulation from light, noise and other people makes it worse. This makes me think that my brain has difficulty processing too much stimuli. It may not be able to shut it off, but instead reprocesses it as pain and other symptoms. I decided to lie down in my room, with only a soothing movie with nice music and hot coffee (soothing stimuli). It is making me feel better! It is hard for me to limit my own mental stimuli because I am having flashbacks of childhood trauma. And it is often very hard to turn that off.
Thanks for your comments.

August 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm
(8) Amanda says:

Adrienne, thank you for this. I think there is definitely a link between migraines and fibro. Fibro is a complicated disease, and you are being extremely tactful when you say “the medical community as a whole is not well educated on it”!

I learned a lot about fibro from the interview here: Fibromyalgia discussion

Thanks again for your article.

August 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm
(9) sylvia says:

I had migraines when I was in Junior High School; I used to have to keep pills in my locker with high caffeine drinks. My migraines were worse after the car accidents which woke up the fibromyalgia; now they come and go in cycles.
I think back and I was always in pain since I was small.
I hope this will help.

August 23, 2011 at 7:27 pm
(10) Pashta says:

I have been diagnosed with M.E. (CFS) and have headaches every day for the past 25+years. They get worse at night — when I let down the hyperdrive that keeps me functioning during the day. Tylenol 3 helps reduce the worst of them, but does not actually take them away.

August 24, 2011 at 1:39 am
(11) SDeveau says:

This does not surprise me. I have been explaining Fibromyalgia to those that say “Fibra-what?” as “it’s basically like my central nervous system is set to high alert, like the volume is turned up why too high in my brain.”

Headaches and migraines I had accepted due to the pain in my upper back and neck. Now at least I have a clinical definition as to why the heck I feel pain, for no good reason, on the outside of my head. I have had that problem for as long as I can remember and it is definitely a difficult symptom to explain!

August 24, 2011 at 7:59 am
(12) Barb says:

I’ve had migraines since I was a young child. FM came in my 30′s although it wasn’t diagnosed until my 40′s. I just look back and recognize I had those symptoms much earlier in my life. Your description is perfect to tell others. Also the description of those with chronic headaches who are more likely to develop FM fits me perfectly.

August 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm
(13) Laurie says:

I remember being taken to the doctor in 3rd grade for severe headaches…and have had very few days since then where I haven’t had at least a slight headache. Now I think I’m getting rebound headaches from the pain meds I’m on. I do think that these headaches have contributed to the sensory sensitization I’m struggling with now.

August 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm
(14) cindy says:

I started getting migraines when I was about 19. If I didn’t have a migraine I had some king of head ache every day. One day they just stopped. Now that I think about it, it was just about the time I started getting chronic fatigue, then the pain. Interesting.

August 26, 2011 at 10:45 pm
(15) Judi P says:

I had headaches off & on during my 20′s. I think I developed FM in my 30′s but was never diagnosed. I was probably in my 40′s when the migraines hit me. Fortunately, they ceased when I hit menopause. I didn’t have a real headache problem until four years ago when one came on me after a 6-hour airplane ride. I felt pressure in my head, especially if I bent over and raised up. I finally went to my doctor after about 6 months. He said it was tension and gave me a Rx that I couldn’t take (another antidepressant) and prescribed physical therapy. The therapy helped somewhat and the headache was tolerable after that. Then this past May, we had another long plane ride to AK to visit my son. About two days after arriving there, my head felt like it was going to split open. I didn’t want to make a fuss so just got some Excedrin and kept going. Then there was the long plane ride back home. I have felt ill most of this summer. I’ve been getting chiropractor treatments hoping that would help but it hasn’t provided a lot of relief. I guess I may have to go for an MRI then off to the neurologist.

August 27, 2011 at 12:12 am
(16) RebelRat says:

I got a headache at age 12 that’s never completely gone away. (And no, I don’t have a brain tumor!) I also have migraines. No amount of medication — OTC or RX — completely relieves the pain, except for Dilaudid and morphine, which I’ve only had when I’ve been in the hospital. I was diagnosed with fibro and myofascial pain syndrome at age 38, 2.5 years ago, and the pain management doc who diagnosed me believes I’ve had fibro since I was in my teens; part of his DX was based upon my headaches.

However, the headaches and migraines have gotten increasingly worse over the past two years (as have the fibro and MPS), and I actually had a TIA (mini-stroke) last November that was caused by a migraine-with-aura. I’m 40 years old. I also had one that I didn’t seek medical treatment for in 1999, when I was 29, which I think was also migraine-induced TIA, although my refusal to seek medical treatment means I never got a diagnosis

I believe migraine/headaches exacerbate the fibro, or vice-versa — I don’t know which. But I do know that I haven’t lived a single day in the past 28 years without a headache of some kind, and that my pain-management doc says I’ve likely had fibro since I at least in my late teens or early 20s, and part of his diagnosis was based upon my headache that began when I was 12.

Don’t know if this info is helpful to anyone, but I hope it will make you aware of how dangerous migraines can be, so please take care! :)

August 30, 2011 at 5:55 pm
(17) Jennifer says:

It’s so nice to know that I’m not the only one going through this. My headaches (going on 17 years now) never completely go away, just sort of gets dull with pain meds. Have had mri’s to check to make sure there was nothing ‘wrong” – showed nothing of course. It’s a very frustrating issue to deal with. My migraines have increased in the last 2-3 years as well which makes me nervous. Thank you for commenting on here. It’s nice to not be alone in going through this.

August 27, 2011 at 12:38 am
(18) Marcella says:

I am in my late sixties and never had a migraine until I was in my late fifties when I was diagnosed with CFS and FM. One thing I have always had is a tender scalp. I is tender to the touch and I cannot wear hair ornaments, pins, combs, pony tail holders of any kind without having so much pain I have to take them out. The only thing that works for me when a bad migraine comes, one that lasts for days is a trip to the hospital to get knocked out with a shot of Demeral (meperidine). That seems to break the pain cycle.

August 27, 2011 at 3:01 am
(19) carmen says:

I have had headaches as far back as I can remember, sometimes the stem that runs from the back of my neck, down my spine swells from the pain, last week I spent 4 days with headaches, the tension is so bad in the back of my neck, I have been tested many times and still nothing when it comes to the headaches, my children suffer from migranes and my mother passed 4yrs ago from an anerysum, but she too had frequent headaches,I am however the only one in my family with fibromyalgia…….

August 27, 2011 at 11:26 pm
(20) miche says:

I had migraines every month during my periods until I reached menopause at age 48 , they stopped suddendly after the worst migraine and neck pain I ever had brought me to a chiropractor in despair , he did adjustments and told me I would never have a migraine again , I didn’t , but a few months later I came down with fibro and went from walking 6 miles a day to not being able to sit without agonizing pain , I once read an article by a doctor who states that fibro is a body migraine and should be treated by a headache specialist .
I am now 64 years old , the fibro is still with me , I dont get migraines but I do get the aura without the headaches , I saw an eye specialist who stated that my eyes are incredibly healthy , hence not the reason for the auras , so yes I do believe fibro and migraines are strongly connected .

August 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm
(21) JudyP says:

I have had headaches my entire life. The earliest I remember was when I was 4. They were variously attributed to vision, puberty, pregnancy, allergies, stress, etc…. and then when I found out I had a cerebral arachnoid cyst the size of an egg on the left side, I thought that might be it, but the specialists say “no”. Mine are not migraines, I think – no aura or anything, but they can get vicious, and they are constant. I thought everyone had daily headaches until I married my husband who gets one or two a year.

Curiouser and curiouser.

August 29, 2011 at 10:17 am
(22) pam says:

I remember as a young child trying to explain to my dad that my hair and my eyelashes hurt .. as I got older, I had all the forerunners of FM .. fibrocystic breasts, IBS, sleep disorders, anxiety attacks .. and the list goes on .. finally last year a diagnosis of Fibro and a prescription for lyrica which really helps the pain meds do their job so that I can be functional . And I am learning how to avoid the triggers and how to minimize the amount of time necessary to recover .. I’m so thankful for this site to help educate me and let me know I’m not alone in dealing with this disease …

August 29, 2011 at 10:20 am
(23) sheila Lieberman says:

I believe that my migraines are from several problems, Fibro, CFS, and disc damage. I think that my central nervous system is bombarded with pain messages and is over whelmed. I have had headaches all my life, was given aspirin as a kid, never got sick from that luckily.

I also believe that if I COULD exercise I would have fewer headaches. With the CFS I cannot exercise at all now.

August 29, 2011 at 10:37 am
(24) Margaret says:

I wake up EVERY morning with a vicious headache. I always start the day with two Excedrin migrane pills. My liver is feeling the effects of Lyrica, Tramadol and Excedrin that I take daily.

August 29, 2011 at 10:40 am
(25) Traci says:

I have chronic daily migraines. They started at 30 years old along with fatigue. I’ve also had many other fibro symptom over the years but it seems that the fibro has just really kicked in a year or so ago at age 39. Just this week my doctor is trying to treat my migraines aggressively. First with prednisone, then botox, & IV treatments. We’ll see if he can break the cycle. He also said that almost all of his patients with daily migraines have fibromayalgia.

August 29, 2011 at 10:43 am
(26) Jennifer says:

I am 33 years old and have chronic headaches since I was 16 years old. I think trauma may have triggered it but my migraines didn’t start until a couple of years ago when my fibro really hit me. The migraines are increasingly getting worse.

August 29, 2011 at 11:31 am
(27) Laurie G says:

My migraines began when I was about 11 and followed my cycles. I was never regular, but that vicious migraine the night before I started always warned me! It put me down and then I spent the next day down with horrible cramps!
In my late 20s and early 30s, I started having another type of migraine in addition to the hormonal ones. I think they were probably stress related. I was in an abusive relationship and trying to raise a large family.
Then I developed severe allergies in my late 30s and the sinus headaches began. They would turn into migraines if I didn’t catch them in time. I had a hysterectomy at 35, so the hormonal migraines were no more, but I was still fighting headaches several times a week.
In my early 40s, I took part in a food sensitivity study that helped me tremendously! I was able to weed out some of the foods that triggered migraines for me. I also “weeded out” the abusive husband and moved on with my life.
However, this was about the time the FM really flared up. I relocated back close to my parents, married my high school sweetheart, our kids had all flown the coop, and I had a great job. Why did I feel like crap?
I totally agree that the migraines & FM are connected. The same things flare them up, pain is pain. My head has always been sensitive, but I never connected to the migraines until the FM. Now I find out that I have a chronic fracture in the back of my skull from the Satan ex, who flipped me over a chair 15 years ago. I’m sure that also contributes to the headaches, the neck & back pain, & who knows what else!

August 29, 2011 at 1:13 pm
(28) Angie Dierkes says:

I wake up with a headache every morning. I have had headaches since my late teens but these have been more frequent and more intense in the last 2 years. I was just diagnosed with fibro and cfs in Dec. I see a fibro doctor & take a lot of supplements and thyroid meds. But nothing takes away headaches or tension in my neck. I’ve been to p.t., chiropractor, even lidocaine injections.

August 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm
(29) John says:

Though I had frequent headaches before the illness that led to my FMS, I had never experienced a true migraine until after I was finally diagnosed with FMS. In the 3 years of being diagnosed, I have a few migraines a year, a few of which were full blown migraines that had made me nauseous and dizzy. While I did sympathize before I had a real migraine, I now actually understand what people who have frequent migraines go through.

September 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm
(30) Gerri says:

I never had headaches like the ones I started getting right before being DX with Fibro – sudden onset of migraines.

September 11, 2011 at 9:50 pm
(31) Patti-Ann Gracia says:

I’m so sick of these migraines. I take butalbital and most of the time it helps but some wks it is horrible. Like this past month. My skull gets such bad pain , pain travels over back head to the top from over into the right eye and just pounds. I cant stand holding my eyes open or even try to think. I can’t focus on anything when I get like this I just want to cry sometimes. I have had fibro for about 26 yrs now and I feel the headaches have got so much worse thou out the yrs. ;(

October 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm
(32) sue says:

I have had M.E. for 27 years. The symptoms seem to change all the time. The “body” migraines just started this year..and I am going through menopause..so I wondered if they were related. The pain does stem from my nerves…up my spine..that burns all the way up to the back of my head. I am on Nortriptolene to sleep plus a few other meds for that and anxiety. My gp put me on Lirica..which I had to get off I was so dizzy and out of it. The good news…my migraines haven’t returned since I went off the Lirica! But as one dear friend who also suffers calls this the “What Next ” disease! I am also trying to do very little these days as I am afraid they will come back. I feel less alone sharing with you all.

January 30, 2012 at 11:23 am
(33) Bob says:

I hate all these “syndromes”. There are no tests for them, and usually no treatment for them. The symptoms of these “syndromes” are very vague, yet they are the first things doctors like to jump to instead of testing for other things that actually have tests for.

It reminds me of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). No test for it, but a doctor would much rather diagnose you as IBS instead of running tests on things that can cause chronic bowel problems. IBS is supposed to be a last resort diagnosis, but alot of doctors put down IBS on the first mention of a chronic bowel problem. That’s why these IBS clinics popped up as they run tests to try and find what’s causes your bowel problems instead of doing nothing and calling it IBS.

Sure, these “syndromes” help to legitimate real symptoms doctors like to dismiss as being in someones head. But they don’t really do you any good if your doctors jumps to a diagnosis that has no tests, and neglects to run tests on lots of other things that have the same symptoms.

I’d much rather keep being tested for things instead of a doctor telling me the tests stop because you have this syndrome that I can’t test for, but it is easier on me to give you this diagnosis than continue having to work and run tests on you. I’m used to treating easy conditions that don’t require alot of work like the flu, colds, diabetes, or telling people to lose weight and stop smoking.

February 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm
(34) flyzzle says:

well to the last comment there is a test for fibromyalgia!! Maybe not a blood test but a pressure point test, which your nervous system responds to. it is very difficult living with fibromyalgia and it would be great if there was some sort of treatment that cured it. however i am going to go try accupuncture so i can lose some pain and be able to work out. that way i can take some of this heavy pressure off of my small bones. i love being active and have two small boys but since having fibromyalgia i have gained nearly 100lbs from the lack of movement i can make because i am in so much pain and have to ration my energy through the day to be a somewhat functioning mother. and not many people believe that you are in that kind of pain so it looks like you are a liar and a lazy person. this is one of the worst things a person can go through. its like i cant point to my legs and say hey im paralyzed i cant move them or look at this cast i broke them or any of that. you say its in my head well if it is i would like something to get it out. i do feel like it is somewhat just in my head because it is the nervous system that is sending out false hyped up signals that are not true. so if there is some way to get those signals to be true than it might help. i dont know but i am only 23 have had this for almost 5 years, i have been getting migraines now for almost 4 years. one good thing is that my body does a trade off thing. when my migraines are up the fibro is down when the fibro is up the migraines are down but there is NEVER a day without the pain!! i wish it could be taken away if i could be the slender active wonderful mother and wife that i want to be so bad i would be the happiest woman alive. i make what i have work but i am not on a high horse and i can say this life is not what i want, i want more. i love my kids but we could have so much more of a quality relationship everyone else who responds but a big XXX to say fibromyalgia sux and get rid of it!!

March 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm
(35) Adriano Mazzola says:

This sounds like another way of saying CFS is all in your head.

April 7, 2012 at 1:32 pm
(36) chakra says:

You could definitely see your enthusiasm within the paintings you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always go after your heart.

January 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm
(37) Sherry B says:

I’ve had migraines since I was 13 years old, hospitalized at 25 for TIA’s, just diagnosed in September with FM. I’ve always thought a migraine was the worst thing I’ve had to deal with, I was very wrong on that one, I was given topamax for the migraines my nuero thought them to be a type of seizure hence the type of meds I was given worked wonders until I was taken off for severe weight loss…. Which in turn flared my FM….. I’m 39 and come from a very addictive personality family so I’m trying to use herbs and supplements for as long as I can….. Meditation and hot water soaks helps with migraines and FM! For me anyway! Thanks

February 15, 2013 at 5:20 am
(38) Jackie says:

Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in Jan after years of ill health and 18 months of more debillitating ill health. Have a constant headache. Sometimes can ignore, other times it takes over my brain and spreads through my body. Lights, sound, crowds all aggravate it. Brain fuzz/fog most days makes it hard to think and focus. Seems to never really go away. On lyrica and steroids, but take nothing for headache.

March 1, 2013 at 3:14 am
(39) Nikita says:

I am a 20 year old girl suffering from continuous severe headache (both sides of head) for the past 4 months along with pain in neck & back and a constant fatigue. The pain lasts 24×7, gets unbearable at times and painkillers fail to provide any relief. I am on medical leave for past 3 months, am unable to concentrate on anything and my day-to-day life is severely impaired. Pain increases considerably while travelling or trying to study and is accompanied with nausea, chest pain & anxiety at times.

I have consulted more than 15 doctors from GPís to neurologists & psychiatrist and have gone through series of diagnoses including : stress & anxiety, tension headache, migraine, Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) and Fibromyalgia.

Iív tried medicines like tryptomer, dizeral, sibellium for short durations. Iív taken Rexipra for 1 month but eventually withdrew. Currently Iím on Gabapentin 100mg twice a day.

As on date my condition is same as before.
All tests inc MRI are normal

I’v almost forgot what it feels like not to have a headache
I seem to have lost all hope… Please suggest

March 1, 2013 at 3:17 am
(40) Nikita says:

I am a 20 year old girl suffering from continuous severe headache (both sides of head) for the past 4 months along with pain in neck & back and a constant fatigue. The pain lasts 24×7, gets unbearable at times and painkillers fail to provide any relief. I am on medical leave for past 3 months, am unable to concentrate on anything and my day-to-day life is severely impaired. Pain increases considerably while travelling or trying to study and is accompanied with nausea, chest pain & anxiety at times.

I have consulted more than 15 doctors from GPís to neurologists & psychiatrist and have gone through series of diagnoses including : stress & anxiety, tension headache, migraine, Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME) and Fibromyalgia.

Iív tried medicines like tryptomer, dizeral, sibellium for short durations. Iív taken Rexipra for 1 month but eventually withdrew. Currently Iím on Gabapentin 100mg twice a day.

As on date my condition is same as before.
All tests inc MRI are normal

Almost forgot what it feels like without a headache.
Left with no hope.. Please suggest

June 1, 2013 at 7:07 am
(41) Try here says:

Nikita,
it seems that there are no replies for your questions here but try to find answers from the fibromylagia/cfs-forums, for example http://www.inspire.com/groups/fibromyalgia/‎;

August 18, 2013 at 5:29 pm
(42) jane says:

Get rid of gluten

cures fibromialiga and allergies andacne and rosecea and rash skin problems and hormone problems-

its basic . trade ur bread for lettuce! try it for a few weeks but people notice usually in a week

September 24, 2013 at 4:02 am
(43) Please help says:

I am 33 and have had migraines and pain since I was 12 I was thrown off my horse and broke a few small bones then, and by 15 I had a slipped disc from spelunking and falling very hard. I believed that it was all related I was always very active either riding horses or any other outdoor sport but I did take Alieve and excedrin everyday I believed it was just normal to have a headache everyday and pain from old injuries… or so I thought but in 2011 I had severe injury to my lower back and had 4 back surgeries until finally a spinal fusion the first dr was horrible. I got a staph infection I’m not sure if it was the surgeries or the infection that set this into motion but even the summer of 2012 I still had some energy even in pain to keep up with my young kids and house but I’ve been off work since oct 2011 almost 2 yrs now because of back surgeries.

September 24, 2013 at 4:04 am
(44) Please help ! says:

I believe this last one has helped my back tremendously but I am exhausted all the time, have anxiety, every joint and muscle in my body aches and they seem to take turns with he burning and stabbing pains the back of my neck and my whole rib cage feels bruised all of the time with a stabbing pain normally in my left side that runs into my abdomen or towards my breast especially when I try to breathe I can barely walk until I have pain meds and Just something as simple as sunlight or the kids playing too loud triggers my migraines I can’t get any assistance and I can’t afford a dr but it is not fair to my kids to have to see me like this and I can’t take the pain and knowing I can’t do things with them anymore hurts just as bad as this does anyone know what kind of dr would believe me and how I could possibly get assistance for insurance ? I am so tired of everyone thinking I’m just depressed & lazy I am starting to get that way from the excruciating pain but I am not one to let anything else keep me down more than a day …please help me :( thank you in advance for any advice is greatly appreciated sorry for the book but I’ve exhausted every other option and am desperate for help :’(

October 7, 2013 at 10:48 am
(45) Tejashree says:

Last night (06th October 2013) i had a severe headache which was just unbearable for me. Because of which, could not sleep the whole night.
now m havin 2 tablets which gave me a little relief
1. Razstar-D ( each gelatin capsule contains, Rabeprazole sodium IP , Domperidone IP
2. ACfac-P (Paracetamol Capsules)

Do you think its a normal Headache or fibromyalgia ???
Plz help

November 26, 2013 at 8:09 am
(46) Dawn says:

I have had a constant headache for 30 years. it never goes away, it just gets worse some times like a truck ran over my head. Now recently in the past year or so I have been diagnosed with RA, Fibro, Lupus, 6 herniated disck in my neck, I have lost my hearing in my right ear in 2009 and the screaming in my ears ( tinnitus) is about to make me crazy at time. They say there is nothing they can do for my permanent hearing loss or the screaming in my ear. I also have Sjogren syndrome, Cerebellar Ataxia. I have had high blood pressure for 30 years. I have Acid reflux, Malise, Fatigue, chest pains, pinched nerve in my neck and nerve damage in my hands feet and elbows. But, I don’t know why I had headaches for all those years before all these other things showed up in the past few years.

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