I suffer from chronic tension headaches / daily headaches I to feel life my life is on hold - the pain is so bad I miss days off work. Mainly the pain is on my left side and especially in my eye - I have had a headache everyday - some bad some not to pain full for 7 years im now 24. I have tried every single tablet known the nhs - recently I went private and saw a neurologist who has mri scanned me - everything was ok as I thought. I have seen an osteopath with is a REAL BAD THING! I have a straight spine instead of a natural curve with little fluid in the discs which could contribute to the headaches. Recently I saw a doctor who specialises in BOTOX which I have now had done - it takes 4 to 10 days to kick in and has a very high success rate of about 70 - 80 %. The first few days I still had a headache but now 1 week on I have a clearer head than I have done in years. I would highly recommend this - I also see a phycio which really help.
Hope this helps you all
Boy, do I understand your pain! I have been suffering migraines for years now, but they seem to be getting worse. I've had brain surgery but that's been almost 7 years now. I had a lesion on the right side of my brain which was causing seizures, so the neuro surgeon removed it and I've been seizure free since! feel good to be Free from the seizures, now to get a cure for these terrible migraines.
I am currently on zonegran,firocett, phenegran, and I take lamictal for seziure control, just as a precaution. I have other pain meds but try not to take them, I take butter bur a herb that my neurologist suggested and I've been taking that for about 2 weeks now. Even as I type I have a bad migraine, sometimes I wonder when will this pain stop, but I know I there is a light at the end of the tunnel.