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?