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Desperate for help....what type of headache do i have?

Hello,
I am new and this is my first post. I have been getting the same headache, about once a month, for the last almost 20 years (I am 47, male). Its always in my right temple. Its not throbbing, its just pain. Sometimes so bad it makes me want to vomit. No vision problems, no aura. It lasts for about two days. Doctor thinks its a tension headache, so he gave me naproxen and bacoflan. That helped for a few years, but it seems to have lost effectiveness. Even if I up the dosage. Here is some additional info. I started working at a desk job 20 years ago, prior to that i have no recollection of any headaches. No neck pain, or anything, just right temple. Hangs around for a two days then gradually feels better. I just got over one and it was horrible. Just desperate for some help, and maybe suggestions on what it might be and it would be even better if anyone could suggest a way to make them go away. Thank you for taking the time to read this and really appreciate any comments. Thnak you

  1. Hello MrJingles, thank you for reaching out! I hear how painful the headache above your right temple feels for you. It is interesting how consistent it is, as far as location and duration. We cannot offer medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your safety!), and I am glad you are keeping in contact with your doctor about your symptoms. Given that you can identify this beginning with your office job, I wondered if you have done any ergonomic enhancements to your work station, in case there happens to be a posture component to the headaches. You might consider things like an ergonomic keyboard, a chair that supports correct posture, and a sit/stand station to adjust your body as you need during the day. It may or may not make a difference, but it could be worth looking into if you haven't already. Additionally, if there is a posture component, looking into alternative therapies, like chiropractic care or acupuncture, might also be helpful. There are those in the community who have found benefit from those therapies and others for whom they have made no difference. All bodies are unique and respond in different ways to various treatment options. I thought these articles might be of interest to you:
    https://migraine.com/complimentary-and-alternative-therapies/chiropractic-therapy/
    https://migraine.com/complimentary-and-alternative-therapies/acupuncture/
    Please keep us posted on how you are feeling. I hope you can find some way to help better manage the pain. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

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