Re: went to dr appt now worried
so sorry kelsy that you are having to deal with horrid head pain on top of what you already are.pain in the head just really sucks like no other type of pain.i didn't realize just how bad things were with regards to it til my aneurysm showed up and after the coiling procedure was done,i was left with this ongoing crappy headache.i also suffer from migranes but those had been under control for so long that I truely had forgotton just how debilitating just the actual head pain can be,even tho my other pain is really excruciating at times,man that headpain really just did me in.
the only thing that worked for a while was the dilaudid that my IR had Rxed for me for the first few weeks,then we went to what conductor mentioned,the fioricet?narcotics for some reason,unless they are the really strong ones,historically don't really work well on tension headaches.since these are actually being caused by tension,you need something a bit more specific,and the fioricet really seemed to fit the bill,and really worked much better than the dilaudid for my headaches.
part of my problem at that time was that my c spine got messed up somehow while i was "out' during the procedure(my c spine is a flippin mess and somehow,they moved my neck wrong during the gurney transfer or something).i ended up with one big huge long "knot' that went from the base of my skull,thru my neck all the way down to just under my shoulder blade.the only thing that eventually kicked the headaches was a trigger point injection my PM did that started at the base of my skull along with some along the entire length of the problem areas.perhaps a trigger point injection at the skull base would actually take away that tension since the majority of tension usually starts at the muscles at the base of the skull?just a thought.
but I would definitely discuss the fioricet and the possible TP injections with your PM.either one would at least give you "some" possible relief.good luck kelsy,i hope something will work for you really soon.marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.