Headaches My Whole Life
I’m 19 years old and I’ve had headaches for as long as I can remember. My parents remember the first time my headache got unbearable, I got off of the school bus crying because I was in so much pain. I was probably 6 at the time. We went to headache specialists and neurologist trying to get them to a point that I could live a normal childhood. When I was in 5th grade I had at 18 day headache. It didn’t stop and nothing helped it. I missed one day of school and that was for a doctors appointment. I was diagnosed with migraines and put on a preventative. In 9th grade my headaches became chronic. I always had a headache they ranged from a 5-8 on the pain scale. I was going to the ER at least once a week and I was going to the doctors to get a pain shot just to get the to calm down so I could live. I went to physical therapy, chiropractors, neurologists, headache specialists, ENTs. I had every test, I had tried every method to get the to go away. I was diagnosed with Nummular headaches. I had them for 3 years and then I got both daith piercings, my headaches stopped daily. I would have the occasional bad headache. About a year ago I started having chronic headaches again.
I don’t know what to do at this point because I can’t live my life. I can’t get a job because I have too many bad headache days. I always have a headache, I live my life with a constant level 5 headache and they can change to a 7-8 pretty fast.
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