• Question did anyone after receiving radiation, chemo, and then a double cord blood transplant en up with a migraine for over 48 hours

    Asked by Jenniferleit on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

    Question did anyone after receiving radiation, chemo, and then a double cord blood transplant en up with a migraine for over 48 hours

    The reason I ask is because I am my husband's caregiver and the doctors has yet figured it out so just wondering if someone has any answers that can help

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      I've had many migraines, some of them lasting that long or longer, but they had nothing to do with my cancer. I think that he just happened to have his first or longest migraine after cancer treatments is just coincidental.

      about 5 years ago
    • Jenniferleit's Avatar
      Jenniferleit

      nancyjac thanks for your answer but the whole 3 years I have known my husband he has never had a headache ever. He is 29 yrs old and been in the army for a little over 12 years been deployed 5x and it just amazes me that this is either a coincidence for him to get his first one or if he could be having a reaction. I hate that I can't fix it for him and I know we are at one of the best hospitals but I just hate that they can't figure out what brought it on. My husband has always been so active and I knew this was going to be a roller coaster ride for him, I just hate seeing him in so much pain

      about 5 years ago
    • HeidiJo's Avatar
      HeidiJo

      I have a tendancy for migraines, and I would get a nasty migraine after my R-CHOP treatments. I took Excedrin Migraine during my treatment and that took care of it. The pills are every 24 hour dosage, and sure enough, 24 hours after I took the pill, the headache would come back, so I took another pill. If Excedrin Migraine doesn't work for you, definitly talk to your doctor. My doctor said I should never suffer

      about 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Migraines can be triggered by stress and his career and his cancer could certainly have contributed to the stress. I can also be a reaction to common foods such as caffeine, alcohol, aged cheese, and chocolate. Serotonin levels drop during migraine attacks. This may trigger the release of neuropeptides, which travel to your brain's outer covering (meninges). The result is headache pain. I had my first migraine when I was in my 20s as well, long before I ever had cancer.. I understand your frustration, but most people who have migraines never do find out for certain what is causing them. I have never found any study or research that indicates any connection between cancer or cancer treatments and migraine headaches.

      about 5 years ago

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