I have posted before on this site about my headaches and will give a short update. i am always on the chronic pain site.
To make a long story short, I have seen tons of doctors, taken many, many meds and done several forms of treatments with no answers.My pain score has mostly been 9-10/10. I continue with massage weekly for relaxation and occ. chiro treatments. I am on Oxycodone, cymbalta and Magnesium, Vit D, Vit B12, nutra sea and melatonin. I have been receiving cycles of ketamine infusions via a PICC line at home. I will start my third infusion on April 5. So I hope we can get the pain decreased more.
The first week of March it was 7.5 and that was wonderful!!
I can feel for all of you with headaches. It certainly is debilitating. I have been on sick leave from my job as a nurse in a Paediatric Hospital in Ottawa Ont. I am now applying for permanent disability. Not fun for sure!!
I hope you can all have a low headache pain day very soon!!
Thinking of you
Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
Poor prognosis, seen thousands of doctors, been on dozens of meds and tried all forms of treatment with no success.
Currently Feb 2010: cycles of IV Ketamine infusion via a PICC line and pump at home with some success.
Meds: oxycodone for breakthrough, cymbalta, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, omega 3, melatonin
Profession: Part time registered nurse on Long term disability and applying for permanent disability thru CPP
52 yrs old, female, married, two boys 19 & 21, live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada