YAY I may get rid of my illness

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  1. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    Well anyone that remembers my birthday and me ranting about my illness.

    We may have found out what is causing my headaches that have been going on for 11 months.

    I had an mRA on Saturday and apparently I have a cyst in my left maximalary sinus (9 mm in size). Which odly makes 4 cysts on my body that i know of.

    I talked with a Dr. today at work and apparently a cyst in your head there can cause headaches with enough pressure and i can have minor surgery to get it removed.

    Hopefully this is it, i go to my Dr next thursday and i wll bring it up.

    Lets all hope. *crosses fingers*
     
  2. drison macrumors regular

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    That's great! Prayers comin your way->
    -Dave

     
  3. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    That's great! :) Keep us updated!

    *fingers crossed*
     
  4. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    This is great news! Even more so if it's minor surgery. I hope that your doctor agrees that this is worth exploring, and that it leads to a cure for your headaches.
     
  5. MacRy macrumors 68040

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    Best of luck with that. Let's hope that it sorts things out for you. Please keep us updated.
     
  6. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I go to my Dr next thursday for a botox injection and hopefully i can schedule a surgery afterwards to get rid of the cyst. And i talked to a nurse and i may just miss a day of school from the surgery. Because recently my head has been absolutely throbbing. Like nausous and almost throwing up pain.
     
  7. zelmo macrumors 603

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    That's awesome. I really hope that does the trick for you. I wish someone could find a cure for the migraines my wife and daughter suffer from.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Hey Eva that's great news you got it Cyssed -- er sussed!
     
  9. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Good to hear Eva, hope everything goes well.


    They might... (German link)

    It basically says that German scientists have found the part in the human genome responsible for migraines and can turn it off... shouldn't be too far off.
     
  10. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Have they tried taking a feverfew tablet each day (even when they have no migraine)? My mother used to get regular migraines (6 or more a year); since taking feverfew (recommended by an alternative healer), she's down to one or two. Might just be a placebo effect but it's worked for her.

    Eva - good luck!
     
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  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    awesome, i know what migraines are like (i get 'em at least once a week) so i hope this works for you, good luck and keep us up to date!
     
  13. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm very sorry to hear that eva01. A migraine headache can certainly be devastating, your symptoms are very typical. I have heard good things about botox being used for headaches, would help to relax muscles. My prayers are with you eva01, hope that the excision of the cysts will be uneventful. The cysts take up space and so the pressure can very easily cause the headaches. Will look forward to your update and a full recovery.


    http://www.botoxforum.com/headaches.htm
     
  14. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ugh and my pain just keeps on getting worse and worse no matter what.
     
  15. mpw Guest

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    Was it your underpants?
     
  16. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    :: Huggs :: hang in there sweetie, hopefully it will all go away!
     
  17. eva01 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well update time.

    Nothing has helped i am still hoping the botox kicks in. My mother asked me if i want to take the year off of school to try and start going to more drs more often to find out what is causing whatever i have.

    I have missed the past two days from the pain and it is getting worse.

    I really am at a loss of what to do now. I know what my mother says is for the best but then it will just take that much longer before i get to med school and become a dr.
     
  18. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

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    Spinal referred pain

    Eva01

    I have had a similar condition to yours for nearly 10 years and the specialists are still without a prognosis or cure. After all the neurological aspects were ruled out, I was shunted to the psych ward. Result: Aropax in the morn and Nortryptyline at night. Half zonked most of the day, but the pain has been moderated.

    A few months ago I saw a musculoskeletal specialist and began a series of spinal injections. I understand it's only saline and an anaesthetic. If a remember correctly it's in the 6th vertebra area. The logic is that it's referred pain due to spinal troubles. I've had to suspend treatment after having a mild stroke a month ago.

    These are only my personal experiences, but perhaps it may give another lead. I hope something will help your condition as I know just how delibitating it can be.

    Cheers,
    Grey Beard
     
  19. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I'm very sorry to hear of the decrease of your condition. Having chronic debilitating pain isn't an easy.

    I agree that your mother is looking out for you best interest, so don't dismiss her out of hand. Only you know your body. I'm available if you want to chat online.
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I think getting rid of the pain is more important than med school.

    And how do you plan on being a doctor if you're always suffering from debilitating pain yourself? You'd be useless as a doctor as far as I'm concerned.

    Get rid of the pain first. Your mum is right.
     

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