I'm wondering whether anyone can offer any advice on chronic headaches and fainting. What can I do about them and are they linked?
A bit of background...
I had viral meningitis 6 weeks ago which they first thought was a migraine. I was then told to expect headaches while recovering. A neurologist has diagnosed headaches with migrainous features and I am waiting to go to a headache clinic. The headaches feel like a band around my brain all of the time. Sometimes it feels as if someone has tugged extra hard on the band. The pain is all around my head, non throbbing and is associated with a dislike of light/noise, visual disturbances and nausea (sometime I have actually been sick). On top of this, I have been fainting regularly (every few days up to a few times a day). I often get no warning and sometimes vomit. I then have little awareness of what has happened and will often move myself without knowing. my balance, coordination and spatial awareness have been mildly affected by the vm too.
Regular tests have shown very little except a low ferritin level, blood in urine and occasionally a drop in blood pressure. I have also had a ct scan.
At the moment I am taking amitriptilylin (although I had to reduce the dose due to my blood pressure) and paracetamol. I can't take ibruprofen due to asthma. I am also waiting to try osteopathy.