Re: Tension Headache/Migraine?
I have seen so many posts like this and it breaks my heart that most of us are still trying to find what works. I'm actually trying the chiropractic route right now, but they told me that since my head/neck have been bothering me every day for about 1 1/2 years now, it will probably take a month of twice-weekly adjustments to see an improvement. I am also seeing an upper cervical chiropractor, not a regular chiropractor. You might want to look into myofascial pain syndrome and trigger point therapy. Although it wasn't a fix for me, it helps a little since I know I have a lot of knots in that area. Like you, medicines don't really work. I get migraines, but I am not sure if these are connected to my "usual" migraines since they start differently. I actually take Xanax occasionally (as needed and I try to not take it often) to relax myself as much as possible, since tension makes it all worse. I'm also on a dairy and wheat-free diet, but just started this Monday. Supposedly food sensitivities (I do NOT have food allergies though) can cause inflammation for some people. My doctor also recommended I start using a lumbar support while sitting.
I hope you are able to find some kind of relief soon. Just wanted to share a few ideas, although it might take a combination of various things to really get you good results.