I feel so badly for you, that you are still suffering so much with this headache. My son is facing the same thing - he's only 26 years old, is obese and has very bad teeth as a result of an antidepressant that a doctor prescribed for him years ago. This poor kid has never even had a life, and now he has THIS to deal with. He's also been suffering from a rare eye disease called birdshot retina..blahblahblah (can't remember the long name) since he was only 12. Anyway, for the past few days I gave him some of my Fioricet that my doctor prescribes for me due to frequent migraines. He called me about an hour after he took them and for once I could almost 'hear' him smiling on the other end! The Fioricet did take away the headache for a number of hours. The main ingredients in Fioricet are phenobarbital, caffeine and acetomenophen (Tylenol). If you haven't tried this, perhaps your doctor will let you try a few doses? Only problem with it is frequent usage can sometimes give you 'rebound headaches' - in other words, the headache relief can GIVE you a headache! I know it doesn't make sense, but what I do is try to stay away from taking it for at least a couple days, then I can take some again. In the meantime, I give myself my own 'cure' for migraines - maybe this will even help? Now, don't fall over laughing at my suggestion, please! What I do is to take out a bag of frozen corn and keep it on top of my head while I have heat around my neck. The 'cold' (corn) shrinks the swollen blood vessels in my head and draw them down towards my neck, where the heat is. I bought one of those microwavable 'pads' (don't know what else to call it!) that I bought at a flea market. It's stuffed with something like finely ground nut shells; I don't know exactly what's in it but I've seen 'recipes' on the net before in other places. You can make your own if you can't find one in the store. I microwave it for about a minute and a half and it stays warm for at least half an hour. The corn stays cold for a long time. I know you're wondering why I use corn - everyone does! I found that I can tolerate the weight of it better than an ice pack, plus the small kernels have better surface coverage than ice. I've used peas too - anything that is small and frozen will work. You can only use it once though, as refreezing makes it form into a big ice ball. I usually just wind up having to cook it that evening or the next day, plus I give alot of it to my birds (wild birds will enjoy this too!). I know it's a weird suggestion but it truly helps!!! It gives you a really strange sensation at first - it can even make you dizzy, so sit back in your recliner or prop yourself up on the couch so it stays put. Try to relax...in about 10-15 minutes you should see a difference. If I don't do this then my migraines will drive me crazy with pain - I'll start vomiting and the pain grows in intensity until sometimes I just pass out from it. Please do give it a try if you can, and let me know what happens. Best of luck to you.....
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