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My story: help!! I am a candidate for constant daily headaches that do sometimes turn into migrains. My headaches started around 2 years ago but would only occur about once a day. As time went on they started to get more and more frequent until I was having 2 - 3 more a day. At this time if I took OTC medication or someone massaged my head, my headache would be relieved. I could always pin point where the pain and pressure was coming from as well. Either the top right or left side of my temples or the back of my head in the left or right side. Always one of these 4 places. Also, these headaches would progressively get worse if I didn't take medication, and eventually turn into a migraine. Because medication always got rid of my headaches, I never did anything about them. As long as I had a way to take away the pain, I was okay. This being said, I was taking SO much OTC medication every single day, around 3-4 times a day. As more time passed the headaches become even more frequent to the point where I would wake up and go to bed with them. All OTC medication stopped working for me. Nothing helped these headaches anymore. I have braces due to a misaligned jaw problem, so we asked him if my headaches could be due to this. He didn't seem to think so. Went to my dentist and he said that anyone with such a horrible bite and as much orthotic stuff I have going on would cause headaches. He came me a steroid for inflammation that he was SURE would make my Tmj joint stop being inflamed and stop my headaches. Took it. No luck. I then tried 2 chiropractors who said I had one leg a cm longer than the other and THIS could be the cause because all my muscles are being pulled more on one side than the other. I was then directed to physical therapy to address this. But no relief after going 6 times so we stopped. I went multiple times to my local doctor who suggested they may be rebound headaches from so much medication usage over the past years. She prescribed me amitriptalyn which made my migraine at the time go away but my constant headache was still there. I then went to a neurologist who said that I had either rebound headaches, or it's just a genetic disfortune that I have where I will always have migrains, but that there's medication I can take to treat them. SO, he put me on a different medication, venlaflaxine, and said that if it worked, that would mean I was just blessed with the misfortune of having migrains and I would have to take it the rest of my life. I've been on it for a month now and it hasn't helped my headaches. So we think this isn't the case. I am almost completely hopeless because I feel like I have tried everything. Wasted so much money. And have found no relief. I have a CT scan set up to see if they find anything. But I'm not sure what else to resort to if it doesn't show anything. The only thing I haven't tried is diet, food allergies, etc. so is it rebound headaches? My longer leg? My misaligned jaw? Genetics? I hope and pray for the day we find an answer and I can be out of pain. Any advice or knowledge would be so much appreciated. I would love to become happy and enjoy my life again
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