Hi just wondered if anyone else suffers or had suffered in the past with bad migraines due to taking too many painkillers for a long period of time. I have always suffered with migraines but the last two have been really really painful never felt pain like it before. Then I have had a constant headache since last Wednesday, so took myself off to the docs yesterday saw a nurse who wasn't happy so she spoke to two other nurses who also weren"t happy eith the fact that the headache hadn't cleared up, so had to go back and see a gp later that day (All this time I have got a banging headache!!). The doctor did the usual questioning and testing and came to the conclusion that it was due to over use of painkillers so now I cannot take ANY painkillers. However he did give me some migraine tablets which I can take and within 2 hrs the headache should clear. However it hadn't so took another!! (I can only take 4 of these tablets in a week) Headache has now gone but body is hurting aaaaaaaargh. Doctor also said the headaches would probably come back worse due to the fact I have got to STOP taking everything so suddenly. Having said that so far so good no headache.
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