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I just had gall bladder surgery on March 8th. Everything has…

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I just had gall bladder surgery on March 8th. Everything has been fine and healing well. Except on Sunday night I developed a migraine. Pain on the top right side of head. I’ve since had a cat scan done a day ago which came back normal. I’ve never had a migraine last this long. Should I be concerned and go back to er and request a mri?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

It’s been the last two days. And it comes out of no where hurts for a few seconds and then goes away for maybe a hour or two and comes back for a few seconds etc. no nausea.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I do have pvcs. But they were ruled to be benign

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Do you have any other symptoms such as weakness, numbness, tingling?

Who ordered the CT scan?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I went to the er yesterday and the doctor ordered one to check things out. Other then some pain in my stomach from the surgery I feel fine. This head pain comes and goes all day and sometimes the pain is a 9 out of 10 but it isn’t last a few seconds then dissipates for a a while again
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No weakness and no numbness

Did they give you any medications to help?

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Did they treat you in the ED?

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I would return to the same ED and let them know you have not treated appropriately.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
They asked but I declined since I had already taken pain killers a few days before after the surgery. I have been taking Advil ibuprofen for the pain after the surgery but stopped because I was worried that might be causing the migraines.

Painkillers are not effective treatments for migraines. You will need a "cocktail" of medications which are depend on the ED protocol

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I just wanted to make sure it wasn’t a complication from the surgery. Should I go back and request a mri? The pain is on top of my head/scalp only on the right side.

You don't necessarily need an MRI. You need medication to break the migraine.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have a appointment with my primary care this Thursday. I can request something for the migraine then. Would it be safe to wait until then? Instead of another
Er visit?

If I were you, I would not wait 2 days. That is a poor quality of life to live with a 9/10 migraine

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Sometimes it’s lower. It’s kinda random. I guess I’ll give it one more night. If it hits me hard I’ll go back in. I saw my surgeons PA this morning and they stated that it’s possible the anesthesia leaving my body could be causing the pain. Is that true even though surgery was 5 days ago?

Are you taking opioids?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
They prescribed Nucynta but I haven’t taken one pill. I was able to manage the pain from the surgery with just Advil (ibuprofen). The only narcotics that were in my body were on surgery day.

Can you take ibuprofen to see if it helps?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I was about to change it up and try some Tylenol. I haven’t taken any medications Sunday night. Would Advil be the better choice?

You can take both of them. You should also drink plenty of fluids.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks. Rated 5 stars. Last question. So it’s safe to say since the cat scan was normal that this shouldn’t be something serious?
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