Jun 26, 2010 - 12:25 pm
I had radiation to my left hip in 2007 and also I do have Fibromyalgia. I tried explaining to both my radiation onc and my medical onc that I had concerns regarding sensitivity to radiation with my FM. Both said it's too far from my head to cause migraines I was having daily. They were horrible. I was in incredible pain and living on pain meds and walking around with one pupil larger than the other for months after.
Finally my med onc sent me to a neurologist after having an MRI on my brain. I had a couple of spots that they thought could have been MS. I had seen the guy before but they no longer had the scan...just reports that said I'd also had those spots 7 years before that and also had been ruling out MS at that point. Good news? NO MS.
The neuro had me stop aborting the headaches too often. I couldn't take anything more than 2 times a week so I had to be in pretty bad shape to take something. I was told to reduce the caffeine, stop reading in bed (I can't do that..read every night), use relaxation techniques and we tried some migraine prevention drugs that I did not like the side effects and stopped taking. Gradually the headaches got better and within a few months pretty much went away. Nobody will ever convince me that radiation was not the cause of the months of headaches I had. I think it took almost 7 mo. to get back to headache free days.
Watch for trigger foods that initiate headaches, do a food diary for awhile. You'll be surprised how much food impacts our bodies.
Just wondering if anyone else had the same types of issues?