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  • Antihistamines=headaches?

    I have been on Allegra for 10 days now and the past four I have woken up with a TERRIBLE headache. Today it feels almost like the migraines I used to get as a teenager (whole face hurts, sensitivity to light and sound) I have been under alot of stress and my husband and I are going through a rough time, so maybe the headaches are from that. I did notice in the pharmacy hand out that one side affect is headaches, just wondered if this happens to anyone else and if there is a way to avoid them (take it at a certain time of day, take half 2 x's instead of 1 one x's, etc) If it is the meds, I am sure my Doc will switch me to something else. I am on Allegra instead of the other traditionally used antihistamines because he wanted to try something less sedative. I am tired all day as it is!
    IC; PFD; possible Fibromyalgia; IBS;

    Symptoms: Frequency, Urgency, pelvic and bladder pain, bladder and pelvic spasms, difficulty starting urination, weak stream, incontinence, vaginal and urethral pain

    I've Tried:
    three Hydrodistentions, various Rescue Installments; 6 DSMO treatments; Pyridium Plus; Proced; Detrol (patch); Elavil; Uricet K; Elmiron; Nortiptyline; Ultram; Allegra; Ditropan; Ditropan ER; Vesicare; regular Lidocain; Neurontin; Lyrica; and few more I can't remember!
    Currently using:
    Valium; Vicadin; Proced DS; Claritin; Buffered Lidocain; Cymbalta; Baclofen; Prazosin @ night (also on Prednisone and Adderall for my joint pain and severe fatigue)
    Heating pads; frozen water bottles; A&D ointment; Poise pads; IC dieter since 8/06; yoga; imagery & relaxation CD, Mindfullness, self healing CD's; hot baths; seat cushion; prayer
    I am 28 yrs old, dx'ed in '06, still trying to get my health undercontrol!!