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Old 06-10-2010, 01:46 AM
Jamie S Jamie S is offline
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40 years old lost my business, wife left me not understanding condition, Also have racing thoughts
lots of meds mood swings, still not sleeping well restless early morning
unable to function before noon
Bowel movement problems
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:03 PM
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Try to keep your head up. You never know what tomorrow will bring. There is a lot of pain and depression that goes along with SB&H. I know you can pull through this. So many have before you and so many will after you. I will say a small prayer for you in the near future. Good luck and get better. Try some warm milk and get plenty of rest.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:29 AM
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My headaches and pain are now overwhelming. I can't sleep, I'm overmedicated most of the time and I can't phone anybody for help because they call police. I'm looking for a way to end the pain. The medication isn't working. There are no support groups around here. I need somebody to talk to.
May God Grant you peace Jeff.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:24 PM
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May God Grant you peace Jeff.
Yes, agreed. You have my sympathies, Jeff. I know that one way to treat such terrible headaches is to stay hydrated. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Be sure to drink a lot of water throughout the day and get fresh air. Make sure that you are getting at least 8 hours of sleep per day.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:39 PM
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Yes, agreed. You have my sympathies, Jeff. I know that one way to treat such terrible headaches is to stay hydrated. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Be sure to drink a lot of water throughout the day and get fresh air. Make sure that you are getting at least 8 hours of sleep per day.
I have been a migraine sufferer since I was 17. There is medication to help, but you have to also help yourself.
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:47 AM
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I have been a migraine sufferer since I was 17. There is medication to help, but you have to also help yourself.
What medications have you found to be effective? I usually get pounding headaches at night about three times per week. I'm open to any suggestions. I've been treating mine with medical marijuana and by staying hydrated.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:22 AM
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Default pain and depression

The best way to handle depression is through talking to someone. Contact your doctor to refer you to one of the professionals around your area they will help you out with your problem.
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Old 01-01-2014, 03:15 AM
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I anm so sorry for your pain and frustration. I understand chronic pain, though I can't say that I have experienced quite what you have. I can't imagine that there isn't something that someone can do to help you relieve your symptoms. Have you tried reaching out to hospitals or doctors that are specialists, yet outside your area? Many times these doctors are willing to try things that others are not and oftentimes they'll take a case like your pro bono, so you won't have to pay for the procedures or worry that your insurance won't cover it. Try calling around to see what you can find out. Someone will help you.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:59 PM
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I hear you. I am hearing more and more about the pain that this condition causes...not just the condition but the "cure". Being overmedicated doesn't help your depressive situation either. Have you thought about trying to talk to a talk therapist or psychiatrist to see if there is something they might be able to do for you? I know that your depression isn't caused by a mental issue, but they might have some coping therapies you can put to use to help you manage that issue. Being depressed can also be making your physical pain worse as well as your reaction to your meds. Give one a call...what have you got to lose?
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:48 PM
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How long have you been having the headaches?** Have you had any professional diagnosis?* Do you already have a shunt?* If so, sounds like it might be malfunctioning, even intermittently.* Get to see your neurologist and let them know exactly what is happening. I've been through this twice when my shunts have failed, replacement has cleared up all problems.
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