First of all sorry for the late reply (I was on a holiday) and thanks a lot for your post. I will try to answer your questions one by one.
1- Actually I was taking 2 tablets of Sibelium a day, and my doctor told me to take one a day for a week before I cut off. So I don't know if this is slow enough, but my dosage was not high. I don't think this is lupus, because before I started to take sibelium, the headaches were already daily. After I quit sibelium, they return back. But the fact that I quit sibelium didn't make a change in the quantity or the quality of the headaches. It was the same nightmare that I had before using sibelium.
2- The thing is that I changed 3 houses in these 8 years (and every one of them had different structures in carpeting or electricity...) so I don't think that the aches are related to the environment I live in. But nevertheless now I try to sleep away from computers and all that though it doesn't make any change.
3- I didn't try to eliminate foods. I just tried to eliminate coffee (with caffein) but after a while (about 3 weeks) I realized that it doesn't make a change so I start consuming coffe with caffein again (now I drink 3 mugs a day).
I’m also a smoker and I didn’t try to quit smoking. Because the fact is that my headaches began 8 years ago, and by that time I was a really wild ‘cigarette-hater’. After 4 years of daily headaches, I started smoking (don’t remember how I started but it was during a depressive period). Therefore I don’t think this is related to nicotine. I try to smoke less, but it doesn’t make any change in the number or the strenght of headaches. Nowadays I smoke 10-12 cigarettes a day (before, it was 20-25).
The thing about eliminating foods is that I don’t know which ones to eliminate. Everyone says different food names about the issue. And I can’t decide whic one to eliminate. Neverthless I try to eat foods whit less oil and salt. And I try to eat less meat and try to consume more vegitables, but it is not a strcit diet.
4- I tired natural supplements (calcium magnesium with zinc, and a natural anti-depresant –I don’t remember the name-). They didn’t make any change.
5- My doctor suggested that they may be rebound, but he said that they are most probably daliy tension headaches. He gave me Depakin for the possibility of them to be rebound. And he also adviced met to consume less painkillers (Now I take apranax and parol –together-, about 15 a month). Sometimes they help, sometimes they don’t. And my doctor also said that I shouldn’t take drugs like Zomig or Relpax, because he sad that they are migraine drugs, and mine is tension headache, so that I should not use them –he said they can make it worse.
6- I used Zomig earlier, and it is really a strong painkiller. It did gave me a relief, but it also made me numb. And there were also cases which it did not work…
Up till this week, I was taking 500 mg (one tablet) of depakin and 45 mg of laroxyl. They did gave me a partial relief (the number of headaches decrease, but did not go away). Yet I don’t like the side effects of depakin (too much sleep) so I cut depakin and increase the dosage of laroxyl. Now I am testing 60 mg of laroxyl a day –without any depakin- and it seems that it works. The number of headaches decreased. But I’m not sure about this, I have to test it for a month or so. Increasing the dosage of laroxyl made me sleepy during the day hours, but I think it can go away with time…
I also discovered something strange about my headaches: The more I sleep at night the more th possibility of waking up with a headache. So I try to sleep not more than 7 and a half hours a day. It does work actually. Yet sometimes when the sleep hour balance is lost (it makes it worse to sleep irregularly –like 4, and the day after 9, the day after 5…) So I try to sleep 7 hours every day. When I lose the balance, the possibility of waking up with an headache increase. Does anyone know anything about the relationship between sleep and this type of headaches?
And one more question, is nicotine a trigger for headaches? Is there anything like a ‘nicotine allergy’ which makes your head ache? Like I said before, at the time when my headaches start to occur I was not a smoker, however I’m curious about the ralationship with nicotine and headaches. It can help me to stop smoking J
Thanks a lot to everyone…