I have been battling with this pain for over a month now. It is pretty consistent and nearly impossible to find relief. Ibuprofen (sp?) does nothing and the only thing that has helped are a few Tylenol w/ Codene pills that I had left over from a prior proecedure which I think simply just made me tired but didn't do much for the pain.
The pain has been mostly on one side but has also felt at times like a "pressure" type of pain that radiates throughout my entire head. Like a throbbing. Then I get some sharper pains every now and again. It lasts all day, sometimes into the next day, sometimes several days. It hurts more when I bend forward or do something strenuous. I had some severe pain also radiating into my neck and shoulder area as well but that has since subsided.
My dr. prescribed Treximet which I am trying now but previously prescribed Midrin which did nothing. I am hoping to find some answers to what is causing these headaches and if they are in fact migraines what can I take to find relief. Is there something safe to take on an ongoing basis. i know it is not good to take certain things such as ibuprofen and neproxin every day as it can cause liver/kidney damage (as can anything if taken for a prolonged period of time). I already take Wellbutrin, Topomax and Nexium so I hate the fact that I may have to add yet another drug to my daily intake. In any case, just wanted to get some thoughts on weather or not this sounds like a migraine or perhaps a sinus or tension headache or something else. Thank you!