So glad I found this site, its comforting to know that I am not alone.
I have been suffering from chronic, 24/7 headaches and insomnia for over a year. The headaches are worst at the back of my neck, it feels like someone is yanking on my hair from behind, ALL THE TIME :(. I am a 21 year old female and should be starting my fourth year in college but have had to withdraw for the time being. The headaches and the insomnia reinforce eachother and create an endless cycle of hell. I feel like I am in a constant state of over-exhaustion. I cannot concentrate on anything and I pretty much wait for the days to pass by until the day comes that I can get some relief. It's an awful way to live and I'm getting so desperate.
I have tried prozac, lexapro, imitrex, lorazepam, cyclobenzaprine, and ambien. Head and neck MRI's have come back normal. Tried massage, accupuncture, meditation.
I am wanting to try a new medication and am curious about a few... have any of you had success with cymbalta or any of the tricyclics for pain?
I also need to be able to sleep more and think that would improve my pain level but ambien didn't do anything... any suggestions on sleep meds?
Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you :)