So sorry to hear about
your long-lasting headache :( I, too, am a migraine/headache sufferer and also have fibromyalgia (as well as a bunch of other health/pain issues - bleh).
A month and a half is a long, long time to not be getting relief. I have different triggers -- but the descript
ion of your headache (severe eye socket pain; eye strain; etc) is very familiar to me.
Have you been on all the various headache medications....? For this particular headache - have you tried all the OTC meds? ... have you tried opiods or muscle relaxers before to help your headaches?
You need to get something to help break the pain cycle w/ this headache. Are you connected w/ a doctor that is helping with your headaches? Is this the neurologist that you mentioned?
I think the magnesium (and riboflavin) is a great idea.... in terms of trying to prevent future headaches. But, for this headache - as I said, I think you need to get something to help break the pain cycle. There are steroid packs.... IV magnesium..... IV narcotics.... even getting IV fluids for me sometimes will aid in breaking the pain cycle.
I'm sorry you are so discouraged right now.... and who can blame you w/ a month+ headache! But hang in there.... call your neurologist (I know the money thing sucks).... and explore the possibility of getting something IV to help you at least get this cycle broken.
I really hope you feel better and can get rid of this awful headache! --Tina
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Post Edited (Blessedx8) : 6/16/2013 11:35:51 PM (GMT-6)