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I have had headaches and migraines all my life. When I do get a migraine, which is only once every few months, they last anywhere from 6-72 hours. I have tension headaches all the time. This time though I have had a migraine for two weeks now. I don't know what to do to get rid of it. I haven't done anything different like started any new meds or anything. I can't sleep at night because of the intense throbbing at the top in the very back of my head. If I get up and start moving around the pain is so intense that I vomit. It all began as a dull headache that seemed to get worse as the day went on and by night I would be sick. Now every morning when I step out of bed I am sick. If I step outside into the light I immediatly get nauseous. When the throbbing begins it looks as though everything is smeared. Smells even make me sick. I am definatley not pregnant either. All I drink all day is water so it can't be caffeine withdrawel. I have tried everything I can think of. Massages, Tylenol, Aleve, (and I rarely take OTC meds cause I'm afraid of a rebound headache) Darvocet, Hydrocodone, Amerge, and Imitrex. The only thing that even lessens the pain is if I take a hydrocone and an Imitrex and phenergan for the nausea. I still have a dull headache then but after about 4 hours the hydrocodone wears off and in about 20 hours the Imitrex wears off and its the same thing again. Intense throbbing in that one area, nausea and vomiting. I don't want to just dull it with medication I want it to go away. :( I'm sorry this is so long but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or advice.