Hello, please offer some advice. The pain in awful and stoppin me enjoying life so much so i dont think i want to be here anymore. I ruining my husbands life :( here is a brief history:
Since i was about
19yrs old every few months ive had about
3-6 consequtive days of really really bad headaches (maybe 2-4 Times a year) always in the front of my forehead (between the eyebrow area) always like a pressure/intense feeling with slight nausea. They always started normally in the afternoon, i would take 1 imigran and within 2hrs feel 100% fine again until the next day when it would start again in the afternoon again (occassionally it would be evening/morning) then i would take another imigran, which would once again stop it until the next day. this would go on for 3-6 days and then just stop! Some days i would take co-codamol or other painkillers if it was being particularly stubborn but it would always stop after about
day 6. Until a few months later when it would start again. I was able to work most of the time as the imigran worked quick.
I once went to a private doctor, i think i was about
19/20 and he said they were 'chronic daily tension headache'. I cant remember whether it was him who prescribed imigran or what the outcome was but i remember doing food/drink/weather diaries to see if there was a trigger, but there wasnt.
Ive never worried over the years because ive always known they start, but in a few days will stop. Ive had them all my adult life and it had become a part of my life. My headache 'episodes' i always called them.
On the 15th august 2012 normal pattern of headaches/migraines started (starting around 1pm-4pm) So i started taking 1 imigran daily which took the pain away. After the 6th day i thought it was strange they hadnt stopped but carried on with the imigran.
the 8th day i felt imigran was becoming less effective so over the following days i tried other things like aspirin, ibroprofen etc......went to the doctors who prescribed a different triptan and also a large 900 dose of dissolving aspirin. I tried these but the pain kept coming back.
Went to a&e on 29th who did CT scan which showed nothing wrong.
I had taken a triptan everyday for 15 days prior to the 30th and In those 15 days i had taken maybe 8 co-codamol (4 times x2). 3 aspirin (in 1 dose), approx 3 ibroprofen, 1 diclofenac, 3 naproxen. Also took 1 dose of amtitriptyline and 3 doses of propanalol in those 15 days.
30th August was last time i took ANY painkillers-I was told I could be getting re-bound/overuse headaches. So im now suffering and crying daily and feeling like i want to end my life! I cant work, could lose my job and just want them to STOP!!!
On the 1st september i started 25mg of topomax (1 tablet in a morning) prescribed by my GP who phoned the on-call neurologist.
As of 3rd september still getting awful daily headaches!!! Ive not taking painkillers but cant carry on like this!
The topamax makes me feel sick and weak until evening time when i feel better but thats always when my headaches are worse (they start afternoon time most days but today ive had it ALL day really severely). Went to the doctors AGAIN today who told me to up my topamax dose to 2 from tomorrow (25mg morning & 25mg evening) and from the weekend start on citalopram to help with my anxiety (im upset because im worried they wont stop and dont like being left alone) without my husbane i would have killed myself by now. Please help.
Post Edited (DanielleC) : 9/3/2012 10:27:09 AM (GMT-6)