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migrains after surgery

cherrybabyccherrybaby Posts: 49
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
:S Hello every one it has been 4 weeks since my Level one fusion of l5 s1 disk plif. i am a person that gets migrains anyway but befor my surgery i had not had a bad one for over six months. I have had three with in a weeks period. i am wondering if this is normal or if it is something i need to worrie about?? :? :?
I have had a few things to stress me out but i did not think it was to bad. unless back in my mind i am stressing more than i thought. i have called my doctors office to see if i need to worrie but no phone call back yet!


  • Cherry, I also am a fellow migraine sufferer. The first several weeks home I did not get a lot of sleep and I think that contributed to me getting migraines after surgery. Are you sleeping? or any other problems that typically cause your migraines. Mine have a lot to do with low pressure systems in the weather also. I saw my neurologist today and told her my headaches have been under control for the last several weeks, sometimes I wake up with a headache but once I get up and move around it doesn't go into a migraine. I wish you the best, who needs that on top of the back healing?
  • I started getting headaches this last week, at 3 weeks post-op.

    I've wondered about them being medication induced, dehydration, exhaustion - all kinds of things.

    I would defintely stay on top of your NS - if they don't call back, you call them again. Could be as easy as switching meds or adding a sleep aid?

    Good Luck
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  • Hi Cherry,
    Are you still taking any pain killers?
    I know that I am NOT a headache person, rare for me unless I need my neck adjusted but since my surgery I have had a lot of headaches and morning nausea, which I have been told is from the pain killers.
    I will be very pleased to come off them.

    Oh and surely the pain killers should be getting rid of the pain from the headaches. (scratching head) 8}

    Hope you are feeling better.
  • I also think that the painkillers could be causing your migraines. I too use to get migraines all the time but about 3 years ago they started to get less and less. Im also wondering if your Three in one week might have just been one bad one that lingered. I know I had some that use to last te full week, Ughh I know how they feel.

    Anyway I hope you recieve some help for them.

    Best Wishes,
    Christina :)
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