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I've had this new kind of headache lasting for three months and I can't seem to get rid of it fully. I am a 17-year old thatwas diagnosed with ocular migraines with moderate to severe light sensitivity two years ago but, this is new headache has different symptoms. It started at the end of February this year when I noticed daily headaches coming into March.Originally, I assumed this was related to menstruation( I usually get worse migraines during menstruation than I usually do) until I realized the headaches continued after my period had ended in march. These headaches are very long in duration, lasting from 4-8 hours, every day from 1:30 PM to 9:30 PM. The pain started as band around my forehead, similar to a tension headache, and spread to my entire head from my forehead to the rectus capitis muscle. New symptoms such as aura, and nausea occurred with the headaches.Two hours is my pain limit before I became debilitated and need to lay down in a dark room. I tried using ice and heat, but this only dulled the pain slightly. Ibuprofen was ineffective and naproxen only lasted for 1.5 hours before the pain came back in full. I have an unspecified sleeping disorder(since I was nine) and the headaches have forced me to increase my dosage of melatonin from 1mg to 4mg. I also take prescribed 10mg of mirtazapine, and magtein, L-theanine, Gaba, Tryptophan, probiotic supplements every night to sleep. The strange thing is that these headaches can start a week before my periods(persist during 5-day period), and continue after for about two weeks. I've looked up pre-menstrual syndrome and post-menstrual syndrome, however all my research has told me the symptoms end before or after menstruation. Eliminating foods like dairy(I'm lactose intolerant but can handle cheese) or sugar did not help, nor did increasing exercise. My parents can only do so much without taking me to a doctor, and I'd like to try all other options before that time comes(if possible). I don't think this is something fatal. I've missed appointments with friends and acquaintances due to severity of the headaches.
Any help would be highly appreciated.
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