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Forum Name: Headaches

Question: morning headaches, vomiting, eyelif twitching


 andim - Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:16 pm

I am a female in mid 20s and have been talking cellcept and mestinon for myasthenia gravis. 6 weeks ago I started waking up in the night with a terrible headache and vomiting. The headache responds to NSAIDs, but usu remains vague throughout the day. The nausea subsides as the day progresses. It feels like a pressure build-up in the front and sides and may lateralize to the L. ear. In addition, my eyelid twitches like crazy. The eyelid twitching is not from the mestinon (a listed side effect) b/c it does it even when I do not take it. I do know whether this is related to the medication, the MG, or something totally different. Any ideas would be very helpful.
 andim - Sun Feb 24, 2008 2:54 pm

In addition to the above- vibratory sensation/ weakness in my l. leg when resting. It goes away with ambulation. All symptoms seem to be related to supine position.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Feb 25, 2008 10:22 pm

User avatar Hello Andim,

I would strongly recommend that you see your doctor about this. Headaches that awaken a person from sleep can sometimes be a sign of increased intracranial pressure from a large list of causes. You may need some imaging studies of your brain to be sure all is OK. Your doctor can help determine if any of these are needed.

Best wishes.

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