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Head Pain On One Side

Head Pain On One Side

Since Tuesday i have had a major headache that i thought was a migraine, but now I'm not so sure. My doctor feels that it is after doing the standard neurological exam, but my head still hurts. The pain is centered around my left eye and back of skull. My head is very tender and i have noticed that my neck and shoulder hurts as well. Could this be fibromyalgia? I ask because this a new one and looking to see if anyone has a similar problem.

posted April 13, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes Yes. I agree with MelindaVo that is just the same way I hurt as well. When all your muscles in your shoulders and neck are inflamed it effects your head the same way. Feel better. Hugs and Prayers

posted April 14, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes, I have terrible tension headaches from my Fibromyalgia. Some of it is from the tender points in my head and neck.

posted April 13, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

Yes yes yes. All I can tell you is these headachs and symptoms you have will come and hang out for awhile and then go away as fast as they showed up. No one has been able to tell me why accept to say, “You’re just EAT UP with fibromyalgia!” So all I can say is just hang in there. But I will say this, I’ve always had pretty, long, dark hair and last year, I had such bad neck based migraines that lasted for 7 mos, in the bed, with hot hot heating pads and ice packs day on end, that just about made me go off the deep end, that I got up one day and went in my bathroom and held up my hair in bunches and just went CHOP CHOP CHOP!!! All over!! Yep, I sure did!!! But it was burnt up to a crisp from the heating pads. Oh well, I just couldn’t deal with it!!! It was CRUNCHY!!! My husband totally understood. So idk girl. We have to do what we can. Just hang in there. The headaches stopped as quickly as they began. Then something else starts. Just keep on rolling with the punches! 🥰

posted April 13, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

Have had this before. I was told it was a virus and nothing I could do about it by one uncaring physician. What an ass. The side of my face, neck and scalp. Scalp was so tender it made me cry to comb my hair. This was 2008 January. Just had a minor bout again this past November. 2008 it was the left side. November last year right side. It also affects my lips and tongue sometimes. Trying to get a neurologist appointment. If I can answer a question I will do my best.

You are not alone.

Hugs and best vibes

Drakko

posted April 13, 2019
A MyFibroTeam Member

In regard to headache pain. You can have migraines and fibro. A migraine is not just a headache, and can last weeks at a time.
Yes, you can get visual effects, speech problems, vertigo, & other neurological problems. Headache is just one symptom of migraine disease. If you feel this may be your problem, please see a neurologist who specializes in migraine. Don't just ask if they treat it, but is it their specialty? There are 3 or 4 new meds on market just to target migraine prevention. I have tried some and they are great at reducing the number of migraines I get.
I pray you get some help.
Not all of our pains are fibro.
Lee

posted April 16, 2019

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