Chronic Headache, please help
I have had a daily headache for close to two months. I am prone to anxiety / stress, and in the past I have suffered tension headaches, but this just doesn't seem to budge and I can't find relief.
My symptoms are:
- Pressure and moderate pain (mostly dull, but sometimes throbbing) behind my right eye socket area (occasionally left). This pain radiates down to my neck, behind my ear, and to the back of the head (mainly right hand side). It is present all day.
- Sometimes waking up with a stiff neck
- Drowsyness throughout the day
During the course of the 2 months, I have suffered a bit from hayfever and colds. However, the headache didn't respond to sinus-clearing meds, and when the doctor checked my nose / throat, he couldn't find evidence of sinusitis.
The headache doesn't seem to respond to Ibuprofen. I have just started a course of amitryptaline because the doctor thinks it could be migraine / bad tension headaches / slim chance of trigeminal neuralgia. I go to the gym 2-3 times a week but don't lift anything too heavy.
Has anyone else experienced such headaches, or can give advice on relief? I'm just a bit worried because of the duration they've lasted.