Thanks for your advice Karen and Kitt. I really appreciate any help I can get. One headache specialist I saw last month said he thought it was a chronic migraine and gave me some medicine called amlodipine besylate. I've been taking it for the last 3-4 weeks as he recommended but it hasn't seemed to help much. I never thought of it as a migraine headache because I know people who have that problem and their symptoms seem very different from mine. They usually have them for a day or two and then they go away for several weeks and the symptoms they describe are different than mine.
Mine feels more like something in the left temple area broke down and has remained that way ever since. It doesn't come and go, it just happened one day for no apparent reason and I have haven't felt normal since then. That was over 2 years ago now, and I have tried to keep my business and things together since then, but it has been much more difficult. I used to really enjoy operating a small business and life in general was good, but since then I really haven't had good days. They have mostly been a struggle with this squeezed feeling in left temple and all the symptoms of depression.
Most doctors have told me it is clinical depression but most have not encountered it with a particular location like I have in left temple. They generally have prescribed anti-depressants, but these seem to build up more stress in that area to the point where I feel like I must stop taking them after several days. I've tried many different ones and really wish they would give me some relief but they haven't seemed to do that for me, so I thought maybe it's something physically broken down there which is what it feels like. I thought maybe it was temporal arteritis and found a doctor to prescribe prednisone for it, but that hasn't seemed to work either. Xanax seems to releive it a little bit, but only for a few hours and doesn't really get rid of it. I have a pescripton for Pristiq which I'm thinking of trying. I hope it will help. Not sure what else to do. Any ideas?