If it wasn't so sad I would say it was funny, but this problem is somewhat new to me as I have been a lower back pain sufferer for a long time, now this starts up! I just started with a pm physician and I haven't even mentioned my lumbar spine as I am in so much pain with what keeps getting worse every day neck pain and unbearable headaches and nausea. I am on about day #8 of excruciating head pain which sets in within an hour of my awakening. It steals my entire day as I am now unable to control it with the opiate pain med, narco, which I take for my lower back. The pain is coming through one hr after taking a pill and I am taking a whole lot more than I am prescribed in order to get relief from this relentless affliction! I am prescribed 3 7.5 Narco a day but am up to 6 and I am afraid to tell my dr in case she thinks I am abusing the medication. The nausea all the time is most distressing as it steals all the quality from one's day. Happening on a daily basis all the time has become more than I can take at this point. I have DDD, they say mild, and two pinched nerves in my cervical spine for starters...my dr is talking about an mri on my head but I feel that this will be a waste of time and money because it is always accompanied by a really painful, stiff neck. Nothing I do takes away the horrible tension in my neck muscles. Pt has helped me for 1 1/2 days but I am unable to afford to keep having it done over and over. I am told a memory foam pillow and supplemental magnesium will help. What should be done to get relief from this? It's starting to make me feel depressed because I fully expect it to start again every morning. What do others do???