Daily headaches for months, progressing to migraines

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For the past 6 months or so, I've been suffering from headaches. At first, they were occasional. Then they became more frequent, 3 or 4 times a week. Then since about 3 months ago, I get one every single day, without fail, no matter what activities I'm doing or not doing. And yesterday, it turned into a migraine. The first migraine I've ever had in my entire life. Nothing seemed to ease it. No OTC meds, no amount of sleep, heat, cold, nothing. I couldn't move without the impending feeling of "omg I'm about to vomit." No amount of light could be near me. No sound could be close. I just laid and suffered for about 10 hours. Last night, I dozed off for about 2 hours, then was up the entire night. The pain was so bad I couldn't sleep. I finally broke down and took some klonopin just to try to sleep some. Slept for about 4 hours, still no relief. Doctor couldn't see me today, but called in some fiorinal with codeine. Doesn't seem to be doing very much except making me drunk. And now I'm laying on the couch with the heating pad inside my pillow case praying I will just die in my sleep. What on earth can I do? I am so desperate.

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    Hi, this sounds awful and I understand feeling desperate, this may not be a migraine though, as you say it's the first you have had.  It sounds like it could be cluster headaches, sinusitis or be caused by a muscle problem in your neck/shoulder area.

    You need to see your Dr and they should really examine you and suggest medication or physiotherapy to fix the problem. 6 months is a long time to suffer with bad headaches and with no history of migraine they should consider another type of headache that can be fixed more easily. 

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      I saw my regular doctor yesterday who gave me a narcotic which is helping alot, but just making me sleep all day lol. I see a neurologist tomorrow. This is now day 5 of waking up with another excruciating headache. Hopefully he can figure something out.
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      Well, things are definitely looking up. But with no help from the doctors. I got both of my daiths pierced and within 24 hours, zero headache. I am able to drive myself, I went back to work yesterday, it's awesome. smile
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      If you're gonna get them for headaches, DO IT. it will change your life!! Plus they are super cute anyways lol.
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    I can certainly empathize with you.  I started having headaches when I was in my early teens.  Went to a headache specialist who told me it was all in my head... I ended up being diagnosed with Classic Migraines with auras.  I hadn't had a really bad one for about 6 years until last week.  Blurred vision. high blood pressure, dizy, nausous, light aversion....ended up at the clinic getting a shot in my butt.  shot helped for about 10 hours and have been left with dull ache in the back of my head ever since which is nothing new.

    My suggestion is to limit screen time of any kind..TV, phone, tablet, computer.  Staring at the screen can make it worst.  I also use a heating pad but alternate it with a cold cloth.  don't know why or if it's just me but this seems to ease the pain a pit.  also invest in a sleep mask..total darkness can be wonderful..

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      That would be totally doable, except that I work in a call center where I have no choice but to stare at a screen for 8 hours a day rolleyes
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