chronic daily headaches

Raise Your Hand If You’ve Ever Been Personally Victimized By Headaches

I’ve been living with two sure things my entire life. Two things that have never let me down and are always there for me each and every day. My love of writing and my chronic daily headaches. I’ve decided to put the two together to create an outlet for me when I’m feeling frustrated about my disorder and for others who might just be feeling the exact same way. It’s sadly comforting to know that other people out there are in the same pain that you are. We’re all looking for answers, magic cures, and support groups. While I can’t offer the first two, I might be able to offer the last.

11 thoughts on “Raise Your Hand If You’ve Ever Been Personally Victimized By Headaches

  1. I’m so sorry to learn this. Oliver Sacks wrote a helpful book on migraines. My syrinx causes grave headaches but the reason is spinal fluid build up where the cyst in the spine interferes with normal spinal flow. For me a beta blocker actually helped. Luca and Sophia have terrible migraines, Luca loses the ability to control the left side of his body especially his arm. Not great genetics. He has to sleep. I know a great neurosurgeon in Baltimore Michael Salcman. He might be of help.


    1. I will definitely look into that book and that neurosurgeon. Thanks so much! I always appreciate other people’s perspectives on this issue. I’m sorry you all experience the same type of debilitating migraines, it’s a terrible thing to endure.

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  2. Hey so I’m with Colleen and she mentioned you and your headaches. I had a headache for 4-5 months last fall, I barely made it to school and there were days I couldn’t walk. I’m just wondering about what your headaches are like and if I could help.


    1. Hey! I’m so sorry to hear about that. Was that just an episodical thing or do you get those often?
      My headaches started out as exertion headaches where they come on any time i exert myself too much (running, sports in the heat, too much lifting, etc). While I still get those headaches, now I have daily chronic headaches. So basically, every morning I wake up with one and it’s unpredictable so some days I won’t feel it too much but other days it’s bad enough where I can’t do much activity at all. And it’s been like that for a few years now. And sometimes the day may start out where my head isn’t bad but gets worse throughout the day.


      1. It was completely random. One day I was fine and the next day my head hurt and it didn’t stop for months. Where are your headaches? Mine were only on the right side of my head mostly localized in my temple and around my eye. And what have you done to treat it?


      2. That’s so weird! And not fun at all. Especially when you’re at school. What did you do to make them go away or to keep them at bay?

        Mine are pretty much all over. Forehead, temples, above my eyes and sometimes on the top of my head. Mostly forehead and temples though.

        I’ve been to tons and tons of doctors. Took different meds, tried chiropractics, gotten tests done. the whole shebang. Right now I’m getting eye glasses to see if that helps bring them down a bit!


      3. I had a regimen of medicines, pain relievers, vitamins, and supplements. I went to the chiropractor a lot. I’ve had bad experiences with doctors and Western medicine. They had put me on all kinds of crazy medications, one concoction that stopped most of the pain but I lost my balance and I went actually insane for a week. Then they pumped me full of fluids that didn’t work and said that it was stress. The only thing stressing me out was the headaches.

        My chiropractor in Blacksburg first diagnosed me with a nerve condition that causes headaches through the side of your head to your temple. We treated that and I began getting massages to relax my muscles and nerves, after that they got a little bit better but were still mostly debilitating. Then I had a couple of really bad days, went in and told him that I had pain behind my eye. He said it was likely a liver headache and had me do a 10 day cleanse. By the third day my headaches were gone. Now I just have to eat liver healthy foods and do certain things in order to not aggravate my nerve. I still get some headaches and sometimes a couple bad days in a row, but we know how to treat them now.

        I have a couple recommendations for you, a couple you’ve probably already done, but no promises any of them work. Keep going to the chiropractor regularly, even though my headaches continued I’ve been going to a chiropractor for a while before my headaches and over time it helps, even if you aren’t having health issues you should go once a month. Try acupuncture, not just needling, but an acupuncture place where they do cupping, heat, and weird lotion stuff. Definitely try a massage, it doesn’t hurt to loosen up and you’re probably tight all over from dealing with the pain. Get some holistic medicine or whatever. Curamin is a pain reliever like ibuprofen but it’s all natural so it doesn’t mess with your stomach, it doesn’t work for everyone but it did for me. Mostly don’t deal with Western medicine unless you’re seeing super specialists, they probably told you these are stress headaches, they’re likely not, because they have no answers and that’s their go to diagnosis which basically means they can’t help you and they don’t care enough to keep trying. Maybe look into National Spine and Pain Centers, they treat people with chronic pain, some of their treatments are experimental but the one I did for my arm injury helped.


      4. I went to a chiropractor in Blacksburg as well! Which one did you go to?

        I really appreciate your tips! It’s always great hearing different perspectives and ideas so I can explore new options and hopefully find something that helps!

        I’m glad you’re able to treat yours now. I didn’t know liver headaches were a thing.


      5. Definitely meant to type more in that last response! Damn touch screen phones haha

        But yes I’m definitely trying to find a good chiropractor up in nova. And I’m going to give acupuncture a try soon too! I really appreciate your insight 🙂 thanks!


  3. I went to Tuck chiropractic and saw Dr. Brooke. My chiropractor in Nova is Dr. Kowarski in Fairfax. They’re usually really busy but they’re good and they care. I hope you’re able to get better, keep pushing your doctors to give you answers.


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