I have had a headache for a month and a half now...It starts about 30 minutes after waking and stays persistent all day. It is primarily on the top right side of my head and in the back right. So it is definately one sided. Also have been feeling dizziness.
I saw the doctor twice and they think it is anxiety related. I was instructed to go on anti-anxiety medicine Zoloft. Also, I have started seeing a chiropractor that thinks he can help with the headache.
I am very nervous because it is localized and one sided, persistent. It is never overbearing pain, but it worries me because it is not a generalized headache and I can pinpoint the general location on the right side. Is persistent daily one-sided headache super rare?Do I have a reason to be nervous?
They advised an MRI if it does not get better after this month, but they seemed relatively confident it is anxiety related.
I tend to have the same...head pain starts shortly after waking up. Its not rebound or anything like that...its always right sided and just stays in the same place. Now, I will also get big bad throbbing migraines in addition to that constant/persistent head pain...but the throbbing migraine types may be in the same or different locations.
I had CT and MRI all come back normal.
Topamax and Inderal daily are helping with both types of headache
I have actually hit my head on two different occasions and had two minor contusions and not had any head trauma that would show on brain scans either CT or MRI...
That is the best reasoning that my doctor and I can come up with for most of my head pain other that good ole' "migraine disease" and things such as new persistent daily headache etc.
There may not be that "one" solid reason that we are all looking for...it may be something that we just have to try to prevent and deal with the best we can.
just to shorten my symptoms-
headache on rhs and frontal rhs mainly but can affect frontal and lhs but to a lesser degree.(alcohol can bring this on)
I have it everyday since december and only relief is in the morning for a half hour or so
I never felt sick,drowsy,dizyness or anything like that,i`m athletic and a fairly healthy Irish Man apart from this persistent pain....it`s getting the better of me.
I don`t like taken pain killers but have tried solpadine etc and they don`t help.
I`m not depressed or anything or suffering from anxiety...life is good apart from this?
I`m off to bed and look foreward to hearing from yea all...but you never know it could be gone in the morning......fingers crossed eh guys
Welcome! I'm not a doctor, just a long time headache sufferer. Your headache sounds like it might be a tension headache, especially because exercise doesn't affect it. When I have a migraine I can't even think about exercising. Tension headaches usually feel like a tight band around your head. They can be triggered by clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth at night when you are stressed out.
You may find that muscle relaxants or anti-inflamatory medications relieve the pain with minimal side effects or any chance of rebound headaches.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
sirrus . did you cure your headache