I have always been prone to getting headaches. Mostly they have been migraines and related to my menstrual cycle. Sometimes I'd have them a few times a month and then go for months without one. However, for almost 2 years now I have been having a different sort of headache that starts at the nape of my neck and works its way up both sides of my head, around my ears and across my temples to my forehead. They are worse than any migraine I ever had. In fact, I dare to say its the worst pain I have ever felt. I'd rather be in transition labor for the whole day then to have to experience one of these headaches for a whole day. It put me out of commission. I have to take meds that I'd rather not have to take, and that leave me dragging the next day. It is all I can do to lift my head without screaming and/or throwing up.
I had one of these again yesterday, and the whole day I was wishing I'd have a seizure or something that would be severe enough for me to go to the hospital and get tests done. I'd be willing to get very sick if it meant a possibility of getting to the bottom of this and making these headaches go away. Dealing with this is exhausting me, and I don't know where to go from here.
My doctor gives me tension headache meds (Cephadyn) which I take only as needed and not as often as it says to for fear that I'll build up a tolerance to it. She did a CT scan and it was normal. We also talked about it being my female hormones, but I'm not so sure its totally related anymore.
The headaches are intense pressure in my skull along with a feeling like someone is trying to break my head apart. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to go next? I can't take it anymore, and I need relief.