Just wondering if any of you get headaches and if you have found a way of dealing with them without medication?
I have a headache every single day, but the severity varies. Paracetamol does nothing for them anymore so I basically spend my entire life doped up on over-the-counter ibruprofen. This is also beginning to no longer work, which is a problem as I can't take any stronger ibruprofen (have tried many and had bad and unmanageable side effects with all of them).
I also want to have a baby soon & I won't be able to take the ibruprofen then as it is dangerous to the foetus. Therefore I really need some ideas to manage this.
The headaches also make it really hard to concentrate which effects my job. I'm also currently trying to learn how to drive and therefore need to practice regularly and having a headache every single day does not make this very easy (not to mention the fact that I often can't turn my head properly in order to shoulder-check etc - I have a fear of driving & don't feel safe but the doctors just don't care).
Heat on my neck (which is where the pain comes from) helps a little but is not enough.
Has anyone ever learnt to ignore their headaches? I'm currently trying to teach myself to do this but it's not working.
By the way, don't bother suggesting physio or doctors. I've given up with those options - I've been in pain for over 10 years and don't even have a diagnosis, no-one knows what is wrong with me or can be bothered to take the time to find out. I've tried physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, remedial & sports massage and nothing works.
I'm just sick of being in this much pain - any ideas would be appreciated!