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Chronic Headaches

WF2kWF2k Posts: 525Member Pioneering
Hello,

I wonder if anyone has any ideas or tips for easing an headache? I've had chronic headaches since the 90's, I have them every single day, they range from moderate to severe, I also have neck pain. I have tried several times to get help but nothing has worked. I'm sat here with quite a bad headache atm and I'm sure it's because I'm stressed out. 

I also have severe anxiety/agoraphobia, probably social anxiety and GAD, depression and fibromyalgia. So I have a lot of different things going on at once and honestly, every day is a struggle. I'm very stressed due to having a pip review assessment on the 4th.

Thanks in advance

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  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 801Member Pioneering
    edited April 22
    You say you suffer long periods of headaches, are you sure you not suffering acute migraines also? You might also be suffering cluster headaches.

    If so,

    I take these for migraine sumatriptan as I suffer badly too from migraine they help, but you might suffer the following.

    Sumatriptan is effective for ending or relieving the intensity of migraine and cluster headaches. It is most effective when taken early after the start of the pain. Injected sumatriptan is more effective than other formulations.

    The more common side effects that can occur with use of sumatriptan tablets include:
    • feeling warm or cold.
    • tingling or prickling sensations in your skin.
    • pressure or pain in your chest, neck, jaw, or throat.
    • dizziness.
    • tiredness.

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    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Try talking to your local pharmacist, they may be able to suggest something
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • WF2kWF2k Posts: 525Member Pioneering
    Thanks @Government_needs_reform I've tried getting a lot of help over the years, had eyes and ears tested, tried migraine meds, physio, acupuncture, but sadly none of it has worked. The headaches are there constantly, I never have a day where my head doesn't hurt and it's been that way since the 90's. I have no idea what the headaches are :( I do see a diagnoses of Vertigo on my records but I don't think that causes chronic headaches does it?

    @CockneyRebel Not sure if a pharmacist could help with me already trying different things :/ I was once told by a GP that not even cocaine would help (weird thing to say which is why I remembered it). Thank you for the advice :)
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 5,246Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Pharmacists are the experts in prescription and non prescription medications, a bit like mad scientists. Most pharmacies now have a private consultancy room and it is a walk in service so you have nothing to lose
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • WF2kWF2k Posts: 525Member Pioneering
     I suppose I could get my son to ask for me, I don't go out really due to my anxiety, my Son tends to do things on my behalf.

    Thank you @CockneyRebel :)
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 801Member Pioneering
    edited April 22
    @WF2k your welcome👍 I've tried a few of what you have had but none work either, the pharmacist wasn't any help to me, not saying they aren't to others.

    I always have that niggling light headache daily and then a full blow migraine once a week and carry's on for around three days I've tried many pills too, but none don't ever get rid of them.😢

    Its not Vertigo for me I don't mind heights.

    I think we will have to live with them till death methinks, unless I or you unleash a hammer blow to the head🤣 

    No seriously I hate them I've tried even changing my food to see if that helped but No.

    If you ever find a way let me know.😊

    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • WF2kWF2k Posts: 525Member Pioneering
     :D 

    It's a pain in the neck (literally lol). 

    Vertigo is dizziness :D It says you can get headaches with Vertigo but are they chronic like mine or one's that come and go.. I have no idea.

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/knowledge/160900/vertigo-causes-symptoms-treatments 

    Yeah, I'll let you know if I find anything, the assistant practice manager has addressed the headaches in her response to a letter I sent to her, on my patient summary it says my headaches are inactive along with some others thing, but they aren't so I was asking about that, along with a lot of other queries I had, it seems like she thinks I haven't actually asked for help for the headaches but I have, from the GP's at the previous medical centre I was with, I've been pretty proactive in regards to my mental and physical health, it's only since things aren't helping that I've really started to give up, plus my anxiety is worse and I find it very hard to attend appointments.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 801Member Pioneering
    edited April 22
    @WF2k Bad iam 🙈 I was meant to put dizziness as I just lay down to I feel able to do more,  but it's to late to edit it.🤣 now.

    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • WF2kWF2k Posts: 525Member Pioneering
    @Government_needs_reform haha it's ok! I have brain farts fairly often lol, that's my excuse for when I make mistakes anyone ;)
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