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bad headaches/facial pain almost every day (not sinus pain). happens after i eat ANYTHING. sick feeling (not nausea) all the time.
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for years i have had bad migraines (left forehead, above eye), for which i tried everything--every drug, botox, & even surgery. nothing helped. after the surgery, my headaches changed--they no longer felt like my old migraines, but the pain was in my face-all around my eyes, forehead, cheeks, even my gums hurt. (NOT sinus headaches) in addition, my whole head has horrible pain.
the headaches come after i eat anything, even a few bites. sometimes they get bad right away, sometimes i have minor head pain after eating, but then my head gets really bad within a few hours.
in addition, i feel sick all the time to different degrees. its not nausea (although, sometimes its so bad that i feel nauseous).
other symptoms (may be unrelated?): dizziness & vertigo, cold legs & feet, abdominal pain in my middle left front side, food gets stuck in my esophagus, bad taste in my mouth, poor sleep, allergies (occasional minor congestion, itchy eyes, ears) dry eye & foreign body sensation in my left eye.
i feel like i have tried everything-special diets, elimination diets, drugs, supplements, cbd oil, medical marijuana, acupuncture, chiropractors, physical therapy, etc. my lab tests do not show anything & ive had the usual mris, ct scans, etc. & doctors do not know what is causing the headaches or sick feeling.
i also have a dull achy pain in my upper stomach, that has come & gone for years. (gastritis or gastro paresis??) this may have something to do with my issues, but since it comes & goes, im not sure its directly related to the headaches.
i have been diagnosed with lyme disease, & that may be why i have the sick feeling. ive been doing an immunotherapy treatment that seems to help some of the really bad days of sick feeling, but not the headaches. i feel like the headaches are from something else.
i basically have no life--im usually in bed with a headache or too sick to do anything. & im afraid to eat!