Diagnosed with tension headaches and have gone through so much as all of you have. It's sometimes very overwhelming and really started taking it's toll on me.
Started in Sep with funny pressure and sweating and just feeling miserable for a couple of minutes. Gradually increasing and then the round robin doctor visits started and well, we all know what the initial reaction of my previous GP was........you must have allergies...dont' you? You're the doctor, you tell me.
But after countless tests, CT Scans, MRI, X Rays, they came up with the diagnosis of herniated disk, arthritis in the neck and headaches caused from all of those and threw in tension (stress) as well. Who wouldn't be!
But now they want me to try a TENS unit and see if that helps.
I am not taking any narco drugs, have been able to stay off of them.
I have taken a couple of Xanax and tried Cymbalta, muscle relaxers, Flexeril, Firocet, tylenol, etc.
After all of this I am still in pressure pain...not a usual headache pain...just a funny feeling around your head, eyes and face and makes you stop and think...ok here it comes.
Wake up with it and spend most of the day with it. Trouble sleeping of course and anxiety about work, lack of money, not being able to participate in holiday gatherings and a good amount of depression is setting in.
I recently bought some L Theranine, 5HTP and Sleep n Restore by Natrol.
I am wondering if anyone has had any success with these for Tension Headaches...or any other remedies?
Glad I found this site and am hoping for a better New Year for all of us, that's for sure!
Post Edited (jpjax) : 12/31/2010 5:34:13 PM (GMT-7)