if its stress related, they should try giving you something for anxiety. i didn't get any relief whatsoever from the muscle relaxers i was prescribed, and then i finally got on klonopin (a benzodiazepine used for anxiety and panic), and my headaches are pretty much gone. if it really is due to stress, then this, along with stress relief excercises for your neck and shoulders, should do the trick. just offering another option to talk about
with your doctor if the new muscle relaxers don't work :)
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Posted 6/1/2006 5:28 PM (GMT -7)
how are your headaches now? and the pain in the right hand side of your head?
mrs mac xx
Posted 2/20/2013 8:36 AM (GMT -7)
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a month ago, I started having pain on the right side of my head above & behind my ear. Someone in this forum described it exactly like I was experiencing it-- it hurt off and on, it felt like the earpiece on my glasses pressed too tightly on this area causing the area to feel like a bruise. When I first went to see the doc, he said to wait longer to see if it got better (I only had this a week when I saw him). A month later when I still had it, I had a CT scan of the brain & saw a neurologist. Scan was fine & neurologist said he couldn't find any problem. The pain would get so bad sometimes I would have to take OTC Excedrin Migraine med. I was getting very frustrated. One day I had the idea that maybe the problem was caused from my sleeping position & maybe from reading in bed on the problem side of my body. That night I switched the side I usually sleep on & it was noticeably better the next day. I have tried this new sleeping position now for 3 days & I have not had the pain I was experiencing. Finally I have some relief.