How often do you have a headache?
once a week - 0.0% - 0 votes
one everyday - 0.0% - 0 votes
multiples everyday - 20.0% - 1 votes
Constant/Never goes away - 80.0% - 4 votes
Im one of the lucky ones> Never - 0.0% - 0 votes
Posted 12/19/2010 12:00 PM (GMT -6)
Hey I am a 22year old female. I have had a constant, never easing headache for at least since I was 17. But my headaches started when I was 12 with having one everyday (when I was hungry, or tired) I have tried every presciption available and the only thing that works in narcotics ie. demerol, percocets. When I was 16-17 years old I had to go to an uncle wedding and was crying so hard because my head hurt that bad and I couldnt go. Someone close to me (family member) seen how much pain I was in and offered me half of a 5mg tablet of a percocet. I could not believe it, it took my headache away, these pills were a gift from god to me.
Not knowing the effects of those pills, I ended up taking them everytime my headache couldnt be cured by advil. I would go months without taking one, and some months take up to 10. Then when I was in University (studying to become a Pharmacist, yes
I see the irony) My headaches became so bad that I got prescribed percocets. They took over my life as my headaches got worse over the years. Doctors would say that it was possibly rebound headaches from the narcotics, so I would go off of the pain killers for months to prove that it was not the pain killers. So eventually I had to take a medical leave from university.
A medical leave from life really. I have tried everything and they are the only thing that works for me, and now at age 22 I can control myself with them better because when my tolerance becomes higher > I ween myself off and start again from 2 a day to 3 a day to 4 a day to 3 a day to 2 a day and so on.
I have had an underactive thyroid for my whole life and it was not properly medicated until my late teens, I have a stomach disorder so pretty much all I can eat is fruit/vegetables and meal replacements, I JUST got diagnosed with Rheaumatoid Arthritis, which is rediculous at age 22???
I am losing hope, I need to talk to someone with similar headaches to know im not that abnormal, I need to find out how people find the strenght to deal with them. I can handle everything else (the joint aches, constant nausea, sore back ext.) just not these headaches. Anyone up for it?
Posted 1/1/2011 9:11 AM (GMT -6)
We all go round and round finding what triggers these headaches. Were you ever on effexor? Had a whip lash accident. got a problem with your jaw? The latest journey we are being sent on is to look into reaction to histamines and to take an enzyme to cope with the ingestion of histamine and how the body copes with it. I just wondered if any of your members had tried looking into this?