Over 20 Years of Different Head Pain

Last updated: October 2022

I have suffered from headaches since I was 7 years old. I am a man.

My backstory

Between the ages of 7 and 22, I mainly experienced tension headaches, from stress, or after exhausting sports activity (I played football for 8 years). When I got a terrible headache, I felt like vomiting, I had to take a pill and go to bed for an hour.

In retrospect, I am no longer able to estimate how often I had a headache, but I think about twice a week. I took ibuprofen 200mg powder and it always helped me. During this period, I underwent several examinations by a neurologist, but everything was fine.

Between the ages of 23 - 31 (so far) my headaches have changed. I became more susceptible to changes in weather and pressure, I started having headaches starting in the neck area and the tension headaches persisted.

Still, no diagnosis

This led me to get examined again, not neurology, but after magnetic resonance and other examinations, nothing was found, my spine is fine and there is no problem. However, I still suffer from headaches.

200mg of ibuprofen is slightly no longer enough for me and I take 400mg instead. The pain pill is still working but it's making my life complicated and I want to find the cause of my problems.

Taking things into my own hands

I tried to watch my diet, I tried to exercise more, I went to rehabilitation, I go to massage therapy, I live with a minimum of stress and still I am not able to get rid of the headaches. So the cause must be elsewhere. Even on vacation, I can't get rid of the headache. On a 14-day vacation, I usually take the powder 2-3 times, which corresponds to the intensity as if I were at home.

The only thing I noticed is that in the period of May to August, when the weather is warm and relatively stable, the intensity of the pain decreases to 1x a week (i.e. 4x a month and therefore 4x ibuprofen 400mg a month). That's the lowest number I've been able to get to.

On the contrary, in the period of seasonal change from spring and autumn, the frequency is the greatest: 2 - 3 times a week, i.e. 8 - 12 times a month.

Other ailments

I used to suffer from indigestion from the age of 8 until I was 15 when I used to have crazy stomach cramps 4 times a week with diarrhea, all of which ended up being because I ate dinner after 8 pm. This was advised by a shaman, who relieved me of all my intestinal problems. I also think that the cause of my headaches will be something similar, something that just needs to be discovered.

I don't resent it and I want to figure it out and live a quality life. I don't want to complain because compared to the other articles here they are not that bad. I am not disabled for days because of a persistent migraine, in any case, it complicates my quality of life and although it is probably not a migrainoid condition, my head can really hurt extremely bad, especially behind my eye.

I prefer to close one eye and wait for the effect of the powder to start. Nothing else will relieve the pain.

Ready to stop relying on medicine

At the same time, I would like to get rid of the regular consumption of ibuprofen because I have been taking it since I was 7 years old. I am now 31 and it does not have positive effects on my digestion and I do not want to cause further difficulties.

Has anyone had a similar story? Do you have any advice on what else to try to get rid of the cause of these issues?

Thank you very much, George (the text is translated by Google translator from my native language, so I apologize in advance for the poor quality).

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