Measuring Headaches in Months

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by celina, May 17, 2003.

  1. celina

    celina New Member

    I have had a headache since January and this is the longest I have suffered, usually they last 3 months, but this is crazy. My Aunt has the same problem except she can't remember the last day, she didn't have a headache. I am willing to try any wacky sounding remedies. Does anyone else have this problem? I hope someone has a cure.
    celina
  2. Lau

    Lau New Member

    I also have this problem and am sorry to say I don't have any answers. A headache is my norm, it gets worse and better but almost never goes completley away.
    Laurie
    [This Message was Edited on 05/17/2003]
  3. Susan07

    Susan07 New Member

    One wacky remedy coming up..

    Tie a banana peel to your forehead (inside of banana against the skin) with a bandana.

    Hope it works!
  4. Plantscaper

    Plantscaper New Member

    What kind of headache are you having...is it a migraine? Do you know what triggers it? If you have that severe of headaches, it might be useful to see a doc that specializes in headaches...If it is similar to mine, I might be able to give some good answers..Is it related to allergies?
  5. Mumu

    Mumu New Member

    There are many kinds of headaches. You can read up on it by doing a search on the internet. One possibility is that you are having "rebound headaches" because of taking pain medication too often. Excedrin can cause this, as well plain old Tylenol or aspirin. It's like an addiction, and your head aches each morning until you get your "fix." Caffeine is another culprit. On the other hand, it could be a different type of headache. I had a strange one that would hit me at 4 o'clock every morning, on one side of my head and neck. After a year of it, I finally tried doing acupressure on myself, and the headaches stopped after only a couple of days of the treatments. I got a book about it so I would know where the different pressure points were located, and when I would find a pair that were tender I would just hold my fingers on them until the pain went away and then move to a different pair. You might also try a chiropractor if you haven't already. You could have something out of place in your neck or back. I wish you luck. I know how frustrating it can be.
  6. AmyKaiser

    AmyKaiser New Member

    do you have allergies?
    after i started shots my daily headaches subsided
  7. celina

    celina New Member

    there really is no trigger, somedays they're migraines, somedays they're just throbbing. I will try the banana thing.
    celina
  8. tansy

    tansy New Member

    I've had different headaches and headpains with this DD. Some are due to my neck and sinuses. The worst is a pain that feels like someone has sunk as axe into the centre of my scull.

    The latter really affects my cognitive impairment and gets even worse when I speak or try to process information.

    Like you I could experience these for months on end with barely a break.

    Last November I started on sub-lingual methycolbalamine (the form of b12 used by the brain). For some time my headaches/pains got worse, thought I might be taking too much - 10mg. So reduced to 5mg daily then 5mg every other day.

    Well I still have headaches etc but nowhere near as bad or persistant. B12 is said to detoxify. Neurotoxins are implicated in these DDs.

    Might be worth a try.

    Cheers

    Tansy
  9. AmyKaiser

    AmyKaiser New Member

    there is a trigger, just one you dont know of...
    have u been tested for allergies?
    they affect you more than u know..i used to have a headache a day till i started allergy shots...
    now that its allergy season my sinus are bothering me but not as bad as before the shots!!
  10. Plantscaper

    Plantscaper New Member

    I have totally stopped my daily migraine headaches with Olive Leaf Extract...I hesistated to indicate that until I found out what triggers yours..

    Mine are related the abundance of sinus symptoms I have with allergies..and are histamine-triggered..Therefore, the OLE is almost totally controlling those symptoms and have prevented many painful days of migraines..

    Although, I still seem to have menstrual-triggered migraines..

    I think it is really important for you to consult with a Headache Specialist (usually, neurologists)..We have such, here, to pinpoint what kind of headache it is...and that you don't have something much more serious that is causing such lengthy headaches...

    ~~Amelia~~