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Question Still Have Headaches!! - January 22nd 2013, 07:24 AM

I have had a headache now for three weeks and I have been to the doctors and I have a folic acid deficiency which I got diagnosed with a little over a week ago but I still have a horrible headache which is seriously hurting my neck making it stiff and pain full I donít know what to do. My mum wants to take me to the hospital because I have had it for so long but if it is just because of my folic acid deficiency should I even bother?
My doctor was useless really I had a different doctor when I first went in to the doctors and they sent me for blood tests and when I got back I had my original doctor and she didnít even know I was sent off for blood tests she didnít even bother asking me about it she took my blood pressure and put the pump thing on the wrong way which frustrated me.
What should I do? Itís getting worse and itís really difficult to sleep.

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Re: Still Have Headaches!! - January 22nd 2013, 12:34 PM

I would go back to the doctor, even ask for a different one if you can. Headaches shouldn't last that long, and they can mean a lot of things. For all you know it's not your deficiency that's causing your headache so it would be best to just get it checked out sooner than later.

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Re: Still Have Headaches!! - January 23rd 2013, 11:58 PM

Hmm, did they really think a folic acid deficiency was causing your headaches? I mean, maybe, but unlikely...

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Re: Still Have Headaches!! - January 24th 2013, 07:12 PM

Maybe it's your muscles. Massage therapists would likely call it a "trigger point referral". Doctors might call it "myofascial pain syndrome". Basically, neck massage might help. Stretching might help.

Yes, a tension headache can last weeks, and it can continue to get worse throughout the day. If everything else checks out, talk to your doctor and see if massage would be indicated or beneficial.

Also, if you do get massage, neck massage would likely be beneficial. If the therapist doesn't do any testing, and then proceeds to massage your back (and avoid your neck), then find a new massage therapist.

Edit: If it is an active one of these "trigger points", it could stay until something is done about it.

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