I keep getting these terrible sinus migraines that nothing seems to help. Once I'm at the end of my rope and go to the ER, it's hit or miss. My blood pressure shoots up to around 189/106 and I'm obviously in agony, but several times the ER doctor would just look at me as if I were there for a fix and say there is nothing he can do and send me straight back home, without doing ANYTHING to help ease the pain. What can I do to try to lessen the pain so I don't have to be humiliated by the ER doctors until these spells pass?
You may want to try Coricidan HBP for those horrible sinus headaches. It will not raise your BP. Severe pain does raise BP, as you know very well! You must really be suffering from these headaches. Also, you might want to get checked for a sinus infection and allergies. Allergies can most certainly cause headaches like you are describing.
IF you go to the ER and are in agony you should probably get an MRI or CAT scan of your head! I can't imagine why they've not done this already!
Can you understand why they've not done these tests, or have those tests been done and are clear? If you add that info you may attract more answers that will be a bit more helpful than mine has been.
Best wishes to you,
If you keep going to the ER for the same type of pain, then they can assume that you are just drug seeking. Your much better option is to make an appointment to see a doctor and get adequate treatment.
I have to disagree about your "terrible" migraines being sinus migraines based on my own experience. I had a CT scan which showed that I had a sinus infection. An Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon said that he could give me surgery, but that it might not help the terrible migraines. Boy, was he right about the surgery not helping. I saw a pulmonologist, a second opinion from another Ear, Nose and Throat specialist/surgeon and 2 neurologists at a major university who all said that with the severity of my migraines, that the cause couldn't possibly be caused by my sinus infection. I also was having migraines so bad that I had to go to the ER.
If you're only getting your severe migraines about once or twice a week, then you should see a doctor to get some strong pain pills for those times.
How often are you taking any pain relievers for your migraines? If you're taking them more than two days a week, then you are risking severe rebound migraines. So if that is the case, you need to see a doctor and get daily preventative migraine meds, which can be supplemented with pain killers, but no more than 2 or 3 times a week at the most. If that doesn't work, I know of a lot of other remedies. If a doctor puts you on constant pain pills, it will just cause constant severe migraines. That's what my first neurologist did to me until I got tremendous relief from nerve block and trigger point injections from a far more qualified neurologist. Then I fired the ignoramus doctor. And that's why I say there are other treatments as well, but you'll probably have to see a neurologist or one that is in Pain Management to get them.
Your doctor may indeed want you to have an MRI or CT scan to check for a serious condition, but it's most likely not going to show anything. So don't worry.
So see a doctor ASAP. The ER is not your permanent answer. Good luck. Terrible migraines are no way to live.
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