Posted 12/16/2012 4:16 AM (GMT -6)
I am new here, just joined this forum for headaches because like you, I have been living with migraines, reading your post was like reading what I was about to post about me, everything is the same, except that my headaches go back to starting school, second grade was the first grade I did in a regular school setting, I was home schooled before that, but that is when my ordeal started, at first they said that it was just the stress of been the new kid and the youngest in the school, (I started 2nd grade at age 4, sort of a child prodigy until after high school) well that version did not lasted long, a year later it became about my hair, my aunts who raised me, said that I was faking the headaches to get them to cut my long and very heavy mane, they finally gave in and cut it when I was nine years old... guess what.. headaches did not stopped... surprised! So this time around they (by they/them I mean parents/guardians and doctors) found it was glasses I needed... got the glasses, headaches still... well, have to admit that 2 weeks after getting the glasses I was involved in a car accident and severe head trauma, it caused blood cloths on my brain and since this headaches that are my torment.... they start just like yours, and they have try all sort of meds, even the botox things, those hurt! a lot, but do work... well I know they work, but not on me... My doctor says that I am a fast accelerator. He explain that the reason why meds dont work on me is because my system just burn them too fast, for example, when I had surgery, they had to give 10 times the dose of morphine to get rid of the pain... see? With the Botox what happens is that instead of relive from pain for 3 months as it should, I only get about 6 weeks, the only thing that I have proven to block my pain and allow me to have a normal day is a Naproxine... and guess what... I am allergic to it! I like you dont know what else to do... I have started drinking, I never drank, but this past year is like I need to drink at least 3 beers at night time if I am to fall sleep... I have even been taking my muscles relaxers with tequila because they work better that way... a bad thing to do, but I am just tired of living with this pain, sometimes I wish to just cut my head off... you know something drastic... I am just so tired of the pain.
I hope your get better, talk to your doctor about Botox, I know it can help you... if you can stand being poke on the head 31 times every 3 months....