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Please Help: Chronic Severe Headache

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  • Posted By: Adammb13
  • September 23, 2010
  • 00:48 AM

Hello, my name is Adam. For all of my memorable life, I have suffered from very severe headaches. How severe you may ask? The most painful thing I have ever experienced in my entire life.

My normal everyday headache is no more than a pestering pain, not very debilitating. However, a sudden stabbing pain can occur that completely incapacitates me. The pain varies though; oftentimes it feels like my head is expanding and going to burst, or a steel spike is jammed into the side of my temple and moving around.

The pain is usually located on both sides of my head. Going from my eyebrow all the way to the back of my head. The pain is never in my forehead or occipital lobe.

I experience a headache every other day, if not every day. A single headache can last several weeks; I'm currently suffering from one that has lasted a whole month. Excedrin Migraine and Ibuprofen doesn't even dent the pain anymore. I have tried Zomig and Maxalt, both do not help.

In the most severe cases, the headache has beaten out any pain I have ever felt. I have been so incapacitated that I threw up for 4 hours and thrashed around, banging my head into the floor hoping the pain would go away. If I could have stood up, I would have killed myself.

The pain is worse than when I broke my leg, burned my eye with phosphorus, put a knife into my finger, got impaled by a barb through my hand, etc.

Please, can anyone tell me what is wrong and what I can do?

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