Everyone has been very helpful on here so far, very appreciated. Basically in short I want some advice really, young male 20-25, and So I’ve been on Candesartan 12mg for 6 months - now my headaches are once again daily, with 1-2 days severe pain bed bound with waves of dizziness nausea and brain fog. Severe days throbbing pain on left side and I won’t want to do anything. Then the next days that follow are milder. I’ve figured out some triggers and kept a diary - walking against wind, travelin, sometimes any movement at all
Particularly walking n, when nervous or stressed, when I haven’t slept or feeling low, certain smells you name it. Anyway.
I’m getting really desperate to get anything to get rid of this constant pain. Now things are reopening with Covid I feel like half a person most days. It’s hard finding people who relate as most people say “it’s just a headache”. Does anyone feel like they lose themselves in it? Sorry to get deep.
After MRI was clear the Doctor has sent me for bloods, kidney and thyroid tests but we are now considering pulling me off Candesartan and he may write me a prescription for Amitriptyline or Topiramate. I’ve tried pizotifen in past but didn’t give that a chance. Anyone had any experience with these? (I know different things worth for different people).
Doctor also advised against taking ibuprofen all the time which I know sometimes causes overuse. But I just want something I can reach to for pain days, but who knows. Standard over the counter does not work.
I’m trying to be less stressed and drink water but ah I don’t know what to do. I feel like it’s really getting to me lately. How does everyone cope? Any helpful tips? Thanks again / sorry for long rant