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Old 07-22-2007, 05:23 PM   #1
David Long
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A few weeks ago, I was a few rounds into a WOD when I saw a blinding white light, it felt like my head was going to explode, and I was taken to my knees where I lay in severe pain for 20-30 minutes. I took a rest day, felt Ok so went to work out again. same thing, only this lasted for days. Doc is unsure and gave me Celebrex and Flexoril and told me to take a week off. Tried working out yesterday, BAM! same thing. I have never had a migrane, or even a really bad headache. I was doing very different movements when it hapened (deads, ring dips, pull ups)Anyone? I have another appointment, but Doc says she will give me Migraine meds!!! Am I supposes to try to get as far into a workout as I can, take a prescription drug whebn the pain comes? I have a job. I can't lay around on pills all day. Any advice would be great. I am also suffering from lack of working out..but that's another thread.
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:22 PM   #2
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Did the doc do a head CT? I'd lay off the exercise until you get one.

(the above/below is not medical advice, only your health-care professional can give you medical advice, standard disclaimer, I'm just just guy on a discussion board. again this post should not be taken as medical advice)

But I would want a CT scan. I always think the worst, given where I work. Given that this is new, sudden onset, "thunderclap" worst headache of your life, I think some a head CT would be warranted. If you went to the ED at the time of the initial incident, you most likely would have been sent directly to the scanner.

If you already had a negative head CT, you are out of my arena. I'd go see a neurologist.

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Old 07-22-2007, 07:12 PM   #3
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David, I agree with Andy. I'd take what has happened to you very seriously. I don't want to frighten you, but what you described would scare the bejesus out of me. It's possible it could be something very non-threatening, like a migraine. Still I would seek a specialist and find out for sure. I'm not prejudging your doctor but from what I gleaned out of your message, the doctor is assuming its a migraine.
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:21 AM   #4
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Does the incidence of this pain coincide with a recent increase in intensity? There is such a thing as exercise or exertion induced migraine.

You should go to a neurologist to see if they can find anything.
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Old 07-23-2007, 09:02 AM   #5
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If it is migraines there are multiple options for medication. There are preventative maintenance drugs you can take on a daily basis that supposedly reduce the likelikhood of migraine onset. There are also drugs you can take at the very beginning of a migraine that will prevent it from developing into a full fledged headache.

I do the latter - I take Maxalt whenever I feel a migraine beginning. It dissolves quickly in your mouth and goes to work fast. For me it doesn't get rid of the migraine entirely, but at least I'm able to function. There are also other drugs out there, different ones work better for different people.

All that being said, a brain scan is most definitely a must, in my opinion. Headaches can be caused by all sorts of things, and it's best to know that it's not something life threatening.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:00 PM   #6
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um, I vote for a head CT.


In fact if it were me, I would insist on it.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:32 PM   #7
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[Disclaimer: I'm not a medical doctor.]

Does the incidence of this pain coincide with a recent increase in intensity? There is such a thing as exercise or exertion induced migraine.

You should go to a neurologist to see if they can find anything.


I agree with Bonnie. Med's are the last thing I want when I have a problem. The first is to tell me what's wrong. How the f%^&* can an MD prescribe a Med if he/she hasn't even given you a diagnosis?!
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Old 07-23-2007, 05:56 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice. I wish it were exertion migranes..easy to treat. I asked for a CT and Neuro consult and have an appt. Now I just need to figure out a way to have low intensity work outs. Thanks again for the advice.
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