Have you been to specalist about
these headaches? Do you even know what kind of headaches they are? I get all kinds of headaches, but since I've been on meds to help control my migrains, those have almost disappeared except for my stress migraines. For stress migraines I take Ibprofen 800mg, drink a soda with caffiene (but not over do it as it can cause rebound), and sometimes I will ake a muscle relaxer if the muscles in my neck are very tight/tense. I know placing ice one under the neck at the base of the skull, and one on the forehead works great. Lay in very dark and quiet room. For migraines there are so many treatments out there now, I take imitrex sometimes if it gets bad enough, phenergan for nausea, and always ibprofen. I never take narcotics as those always make make the migraines worse (it may make it seem better for a short while but when they where off the pain comes back much worse) same thing with meds like fioricet, but this is just me, and it has taken me 7 years to find the right combo of daily meds to reduce frequency and pain of my migraines (I take cymbalta and lyrica daily for control). But the bottom line is if you havent seen a headache specilist yet, then it may be time to find one, they usually are always knowlegable in the newest treatments for headaches/migraines and they would be the best in diagnosing and treating you. I find that regualuar doctors, even internal doctors dont know everything that's available and they give up after a few meds. But for now I would just keep doing ice, dark and quiet room, and just try and sleep. If you start getting symptoms of not being able to move your neck down and fever or other unusual symptoms, then get to an ER asap, it could be meningitis, I had that before and it's not fun and can be deadly very very fast.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa