• dbussing dbussing
    March 08, 2017
    help with chronic headaches lasting over 15 years
    dbussing dbussing
    March 08, 2017
    My boyfriend has been suffering with chronic headaches for roughly the past 17 years. When he was 16, he is now 39, he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The tumor was located behind his asopharynx. He went through radiation and luckily the cancer went into remission. Unfortunately the headaches never went away. They can be described as a daily intense ice cream headache. He spends most of his days in an dark room with nothing more than a 20w bulb lighting the room. Anything that would raise his temperature or heartbeat makes the headaches even more excruciating. He has been to countless specialists and doctors. Any medicine or treatment that they have given him has failed to work. The only thing that even dulls the pain is oxycotin. Which now doctors will not prescribe him because they cannot pinpoint an actual cause for his pain. If anyone out there has any information that would be helpful, regarding treatment or what may be causing him to be in such severe pain, it would be greatly appreciated. We would just life for him to be able to live a healthy and happy life again. Thanks for your time. READ MORE

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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 09, 2017
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 09, 2017

    Hello, dbussing,

    I'm so sorry to read about what your boyfriend is enduring. Nobody should have to live that way. One question here is whether his headaches are related to the cancer or if the timing was coincidental.

    There are so many possibilities here that it's difficult to even know what type of information to share with you. Some of his symptoms correlate with Migraine symptoms, but of course, I can't diagnose or even hazard a guess regarding whether he's experiencing some form of Migraine. For descriptions of the various forms of Migraine and links to more information on them, please see Exploring and Understanding the Types of Migraine.

    Among all the specialists he's seen, has he seen a Migraine and headache specialist? It's important to note that neurologists and neurosurgeons aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. I've known many people to consult several different doctors, but only get the diagnosis and treatment they need when they finally get to a Migraine and headache specialist. You can find more information about these specialists as well as links to directories where you can search for one in our article, Why, How, and Where to Find a Migraine Specialist.

    I sincerely hope this information is helpful and that your boyfriend gets answers soon. Please feel free to add responses here if there's other information I can assist you with. I'd also love to hear back from you about how both of you are doing.

    with my best,
    Teri


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