Posted 7/2/2012 8:21 PM (GMT -6)
I'm not sure that anyone can diagnose what is wrong with you on this site, I am new to it as well. But I can tell you that I have been suffering from Migraines since I was 15 years old. I suffer from Chronic headaches as well. I have found what triggers most of my headaches and migraines so I know what to avoid now and what to do in the event one starts. I am not on the medicines that you are on so that may be one step to look into. It could be a side effect of your medicines. I can tell you what I do that helps..
It's the old cliche I know.. but water is very important to your body. Drink lots of water and if you feel a headache coming on.. drink a cold glass of water right then. Limit your caffeine. Switch to decaf coffee or tea and eliminate soda from your diet completely. Even diet. Food is a key into headaches and how your body feels. Most foods on todays market is processed and contains harmful things that your body does not need. Try to buy frozen or fresh veggies instead of canned. Limit your salt and use Sea Salt for seasoning and other fresh herbs.
Exercise is also very important. It is hard to get up the first couple of times and do it but it does make a HUGE difference. Even with the headache, try walking in the cool morning or evening for a mile or what you can do to start with. Talk with your doctor first of course. But getting up and moving is crucial. The more sleep you get past the normal 8 hours the more your head can hurt. The onset of a migraine is generally precluded by symptoms.. if your vision gets blurry or if you have an aura.. spots in front of your eyes. Ringing in your ears, nausea. At that point, I make a cocktail of ibuprofin, tylenol and caffeine.( A regular coke at this point would be fine or caffeine pills) Its the same ingredients as Excedrin for Migraine and it works. I have tried the migraine medicines and they just didn't help me. I also take nightly, vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, Fish Oil, and Acai Berry Pills which are all natural and are antioxidants for your blood. Look up the benefits of taking them. They help me tremendously.
To get rid of the headaches, you have to change your life style. If you are sedentary you need to get up and out more, watch the foods you eat and keep a diary of what you eat so that when you get a migraine you may have a clue as to what triggered it. Exercise will help with more than just the headaches, it will also help with the depression. Your body needs the Endorphins that exercise releases. I haven't had but one migraine this year... but I have had a lot of normal headaches simply because I have been so busy that I haven't been able to eat as healthy as I normally do. Wedding cake, cookies, etc.. sugar is ok in limited amounts.. but not everyday. There is sugar in almost everything you eat that is bought processed. Watch your diet, drink plenty of water and try to exercise more. Take the natural supplements. I also take probiotics as well. All natural and it has helped me so much. I know what you are feeling, but you have to take back control of your body.. Good Luck to you. I hope this wasn't too cliche but there is no magic pill to get rid of headaches for good. It's all in how you take care of your body, if there is no underlying medical condition of course. I now run, take martial arts, and lift weights among others. I never used to be so active but I had to get proactive or live in misery. I still have other issues that I am waiting for my MRI results on, but headaches is one thing I am very familiar with. I am now 35 so 20 years of it. Good Luck to you.