I have constant severe temporal headaches. Right now it has been present since Sept 2007. I have to go off work in Oct 2008 as I just couldn't take the pain any longer. I have been pretty much in bed as the pain is so bad I always need an ice pack on my head. I have tried several forms of treatments. Recently tried IMS which I have mentioned in another thread. I have seen several dr. and still working on finding the exact cause of the problem. Next week I am going to an orofacial pain dr. I am in Ont. and it seems that all the Headache and facial pain centers are in the states. If I were you, you should start with a good headache specialist and also a center as I previously mentioned. I am on MS Contin with Percocet for BT pain along with cipralex, imovane, flexeril.
I (65 years old, normal weight and nicely used) just joined this site - in my search for migraine and headache "answers".
I have had a "mild" form of migraine (w/aura) for almost three years. about four months ago (two weeks before Christmas), I started to have constant headache - a different type than with my "normal" migraine. It felt like a constant pressure against my head where my hair is rooted (and I still have all of my hair). It was like wearing a woollen headgear. I considered this as "Tension Headache" - resulting from using the computer too much while sitting wrong body-/back-/head-positions staring at the monitor.
Consulting my neurologist did not help. Finally, a month ago, I did seek a physiotherapist (still there), and now after close to ten sessions (mind you, it hurt extremely much), the pains eased a lot. So, maybe a visit to a physiotherapist will help some of you?
Then, to my migraine. I regard migraine as a different issue than my tension headache. Based on a book written by Dr. Alexander Mauskop, M.D. (”What doctor may not tell you about migraines”; can be bought on “Amazon.com”) where he explains a lot about headaches, causes and cures, I have now started to take “Migralief” (contains Magnesium, Ribofavin and Feverfew). Migralief is a diatary supplement, and the effect is to reduce the blood pressure in the brain - which often creates the pain. I need to take this twice a day for 2-3 months to have an effect.
In addition, I will exercise more often and continue scrutinizing my diet.
Finally, always discuss these matters with your doc.
Wishes from Norway
This head pressure is the worst feeling ever!!! Have had it for 20 yrs..Docs dont have a clue..been to the best in the world...Try Elavil and ativan...Elavil worked for 8 years... Ativan for 3 years.. Nothing is working for me now....good luck...