- CASE FILE
My son has had a headache every single day for 15 years. Not a migraine, he has been tested for everything the doctors can think of.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
My son Matt was a healthy normal child except for childhood asthma and a few ear infections. At age 12 he started to get headaches, by age 15 they were daily. He wakes up with some level of headache every day. Some days he is able to have a few hours of normal activity, but most days he is in bed, in pain. It is heartbreaking to see him this way. We have taken him to countless specialist. No one can tell us why he has this pain .Migraine medications give him no relief at all. He suffers daily, he does not want to take pain medication because it is not a temporary thing, and he does not want to become addicted. He has tried everything anyone suggests for headache such as vitamins, meditation, diet, biofeedback, chiropractor. He has had eye test, he's been checked for a dental or ear problems, spinal fluid pressure, every disease they can test for. He describes the headache as an ice cream headache, the pain you get for an instant when you eat or drink something very cold, but this never goes away. It is not a typical migraine, it's not brought on by stress or foods, it's just always there. He has had an MRI every other year because the first MRI when he was 12 showed a small lipoma in his brain, it has remained the same for 15 years. The specialists say that is not the cause of his pain. No one can tell us why he has this pain. His neurologist has tested for everything and tried every treatment he can think of, but he said he has never seen anything like it. He is a wonderful caring doctor, but he has no answers for us. I am desperate for help for my son, he is so strong to endure this every day with no relief, he stays hopeful that one day we will find an answer. He just wants to be able to work and socialize and have a normal life, so much has been taken from him, he feels like life is passing him by.