Make sure that this " pressure " you have all the time is migraine...Have you had a MRI or a MRA...I'm not a Doc, was a nurse, before my illness and disability, And I don't have migraines. But I have had horrible pressure in my brain for over 5 years and other pains...But the pressure is constant and non-stop..Why I write with my concerns...I have a inoperable brain aneurysm, that is putting pressure and pulsating on my 5th cranial nerve with every heart beat. I have this THING checked by the best team there is in OHIO. But the pain never goes away..But most peeps , That have a aneurysm (thank Goodness ) Can have it fixed, But alot of peeps do not know it is there before it blows..Then 50% of those peeps will die and those 50% peeps that live 25% will have severe disability...I'm not trying to scare you, Just If you haven't had this "pressure " checked into, you should..Especially if you have ANYONE in your family that has had a aneurysm in the past, Grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts...ect....They are finding out that they run in the family...As they use to beleive they did not...But if you have had a MRI and a MRA, Please just disregard what I just said, Hugs and I hope your pain gets better, Cindy
Welcome and thanks for your message. Unfortunately I know your pain. I'm 35 and my migraines started badly 10 years ago. I had them as a child but didn't know I could have them this bad. I'm on my third round of disability and have now been declared "disabled" by the government. I don't know if I will ever go back to work.
I tried for years to battle my migraines without medications or with natural remedies, unfortunately I realized the depression I was sufferering and the people around me were suffering and I needed some sort of control. The medication I count on the most is the anti-depressant. I am now on morphine for pain management and it works periodically. The last three weeks it hasn't been working and I have been battling my migraines 24 hours a day.
I see a naturopath / chiropractor and he has many remedies that relieve some of my pain. Because he is a chiropractor he is able to do crano sacrial work and keep the fluid flowing and that usually does wonders for me. He doesn't cure me completely but he definitely lessens my pain.
I have come to realize that suffering constant pain moved me from being a migraine sufferer to also being a chronic pain sufferer. Along with chronic pain often comes depression. When I am committed to many activities I often get overwhelmed that I won't be able to live up to my commitments, which adds to my stress and then makes my headaches and depression worse. We find that if we can control the depression, the headaches are much more manageable.
I hope some of this helps, or at least makes you feel better knowing you're not alone out there.