Posted at 17:22h
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I am writing from the United Kingdom and hope you may be able to give help or advice.
My neurologist consultant has diagnosed my condition as "benign cough headache," and I have undergone a CT scan, which showed no abnormalities. The symptoms I have I first noticed some 10 months ago, and they came on suddenly. Whenever I bent down, sat down, stood up, coughed, sneezed, blew my nose, lay down or did anything that put any pressure on my body, I would get severe head pain and extreme pain at the back of my eyes.
I have suffered from migraine for many years, but with this new condition I do not get any aura or other signs that I got before a migraine.
I have been prescribed amitriptyline and pizotifen, but these have not proved to remove the head pain conditions.
I am now at the stage where I have differing extremes of both head and eye pain continually all day every day, and therefore am hoping you might be able to give some advice as to how I can either get rid of this condition or able to manage it, as it is now affecting my daily life.