- CASE FILE
Living with a headache everyday, all day for the last 23 years.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Since i was 10 years old i have been experiencing chronic headaches and migraines. This has been everyday of my life for the past 23 years. All day, every day. Some days are bad to the point where i develop a migraine and i start throwing up, and some days are bearable and i deal with it and just push through my day. I started taking Tylenol in elementary school everyday because my headache would make it the point i couldn't do school work.It would help but wouldn't make it go away. My parents and my teachers thought i was a hypochondriac looking for attention. My parents then took me to the Hershey Headache center where i did tons of testing and they gave me a series of shots but this still did not work. When describing my headaches I have pain that is behind my eyes, in my temples, the base of my skull to the top of my skull and my neck and shoulders. Most pain is achy, throbbing, dull pain but can develop into sharp stabbing pain. I do notice when i consume caffeine or anything with aspartame it makes it worse. Since i was a kid and into adulthood I have been to every doctor that i could possibly see for this. Neurologist, allergist, physical therapy, chiropractors, John Hopkins Headache center and have been on every migraine, anti-seizure medications to include doing Botox. I just recently tried marijuana for the first time in my life thinking that it might help and it did not have any affect on me or my headache. I have had mri's and cat scans done with no clues leading to what could possibly be going on. I get to a point where i tell my self that i will just deal with it and no doctor will every be able to help, but then the pain becomes to much to bear and i go back at it trying to find an answer. I have been to the point after having an mri that i wish they would just find a tumor because then i would know the cause to my pain. Every time i have a test i wish they would just find something even if it was bad so that i would finally have an answer and maybe a cure. The only thing the doctors have been able to to diagnos me with is chronic headaches and migraines. I am looking for help and im looking for answers. I just want to be able to walk around with out feeling like my head is going to explode at any nminute.