Your are very welcome. Happy to help in any way I can.
First off, I'm not a healthcare professional, so you should consult your doctor.
With that out of the way...
Migraine and chronic headaches are really tough; especially when they begin for the first time, and you have no idea what is going on.
Please do look at that link. It sends you to book excerpt (written by a headache specialist) that offers advice on the best treatment options. The article is a little technical but not too bad. You can even show it to your current doctor and they can try the recommended meds until you see a headache specialist.
Read through it carefully, but essentially it tells you that the pain is not a figment of your husband's imagination (if your healthcare provider tells you differently... run and find a new doctor). Your husband will probably need a combination of the right medication(s) and physical therapy. The article discusses the best medications to stop the pain and medications that he can take long term to prevent the pain (The article was posted in 2000. There are some newer meds the article doesn't list, e.g. gabapentin and lyrica. Talk to your doctor. These may be options too).
As you're starting to discover, not all doctors are created equal; so go to the best that you can find (ie a good headache specialist). The same is true for physical therapists (PTs). Yelp is a good place to start looking for a good PT. I would talk to him/her about
trigger point therapy to see if they think it is appropriate. It's a specialized/niche thing, so again if your husband decides to try it, find the best practitioner you can.
If you want to find a good headache specialist in your area, I'm sure many on the forum would be happy to offer recommendations. You can start a new thread and title it something like "Looking for good headache specialist in _____(state or metro area)"
Best of luck!
Post Edited (EvilFluorescents) : 2/3/2011 12:56:56 PM (GMT-7)