OMGosh, thanks everyone for caring so much. The Ottawa Headache Center is a neurologists office, as i called the number. She is known as the headache specialist in adult headaches. But too bad for me as I have already seen her and she said she has nothing to offer me. My headaches are not migraines. I will talk to my dr. on friday if she feels a need to change the cymbalta. If they could lower my pain a bit i would be way better off and able to cope so i don't know that there is a need to change it. Just and 8/10 is all i am asking for. Thank you for the hugs Beckey. Pug, I am going off the oxy because it doesn't help my pain at all so no sense taking it. I have taken many opiods over the ten years and those drugs have wreaked havok on my body. Time to get clean, if you know what I mean. I know what you are talking about Petey. We have been there once. But I may be going on another pilgrimage the end of the month and we will be going to the oratory where healing happens and also another large church with a lot of stained glass. But I want to go there to pray. Last time it really helped me. And thanks to loretta, beckey and straydog. Thanks for trying to figure this out.
Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
Poor prognosis, seen tons of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
May 2010 to present taking DM, dextromethorphan, 4x/day, to continue to reset the receptors, weaning off of oxycodone as it did not help with my pain, pain continues to be terrible every minute of every day!Have tried all the opiods and pain killers and nothing helps.
Feb to end of April 2010:3 cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home, this was to start resetting the receptors.
Meds: oxycodone (weaning), cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, remedies from the homeopath, ativan and flexeril prn.
Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP which i was accepted
52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada