Kcizan, in response to your initial question, there are a great number of us who have suffered with painful headaches for a long time. Some for a few years and some for decades (I'm just shy of 10 years myself). There's a minority of patients but a fair representation on this board of people who have totally unrelenting headaches--meaning 60 seconds /minute, 60 minutes / hour, 24 hours /day, 365 days /year, etc. I fall into this category as well.
If you search the forum for threads talking about continuous headache, or New Daily Persistent Headache, or many of the threads that I've posted in, I imagine that you'll quickly feel much less alone in your suffering.
DX: NDPH (2003-present), CRPS (1998-?) Abdominal Migraine (2010-present)
RX: Lamictal, Indomethacin, Propranolol, Provigil, Viibyrd, Oxycontin, Clonazepam, Zyprexa, Melatonin, Magnesium, Boswellia Serrata extract (Boswellic acid)
CPAP for mild sleep apnea