Getting tired of no head pain relief

Last updated: January 2016

Hello. My name is Donna and I'm 56 years old. I've experienced headaches/migraines since I was 9. Would get them weekly as a child, less frequently after I had my son 24 years ago and worsened again when I hit menopause. My most recent head pain issue occurred not long after my spontaneous right frontal hemorrhagic stroke October/November 2014. I am lucky to be a stroke survivor with no residual deficit, however, have now gained a new type of headache/migraine. For the past year I have been living (and at times struggling) with a chronic right sided headache 24/7. Each day brings a different level of pain. Have seen 2 neurologists, 2 chiropractors, tried numerous prescription medications, physical therapy, reiki, trigger point injections with no relief. I am seeing another specialist next week. He is physical medicine rehab with experience in neurology and is licensed in acupuncture. Am looking forward to seeing him. I feel I am running out of options. Has anyone also experienced this? Get tired of missing out on life because of head pain and people not understanding because it's normally not visible on the outside. Thank you all for your time.

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