hello everyone, im a new member here and ive read many topics and everyone who posts seem to have a good bit of knowledge.
Currently, I am going through one of the worse times of my life thus far. I never used to get any headaches at all when i was younger, but in the past 6 months ive had more headaches than i can count.
Today has been a bad day to start, I have had over 7 headaches just TODAY. I have been to numerous doctors and had several CAT scans and MRI's on my head. No one has told me anything yet, they just keep recommending me to other doctors. One test revealed that I had a hardened piece of mucous in my right sinus cavity which was beleived to be causing my headaches. All the pain is on the right side of my head, concentrated behind my right eye and going all the way to the back of my head with constant pain. Pain so severe that i can barely function and even thoughts of suicide have been considered because I can no longer live my life attempting to cope with this pain. I have no yet discovered why its been happening so bad and so often because as soon as my head touches something ( ex. my pillow, i cant even lay down to fall asleep) it triggers another headache. Ive become dependent on pain releif medicine, exedrine migrane, tylenol, ibuprofen whatever i can get my hands on at the time.
Its not a healthy way to live my life but currently ive been using the neilmed sinus relief flush kit which helps a little.
my question is, do these symptoms seem to be that of my sinus's? does that sound whats causing my headaches all the time? what can i do to clean them out better and help me.
It could be your sinuses. Sometimes sinus pressure can be extremely painful. Have you been to an ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor)? Has anyone recommended surgery or anything to remove the blockage?
If that isn't the problem, have you been to a neurologist that specializes in headaches? You may have migraines. When you have these headaches, do you have sensitivity to light, noise, or smells? Do you feel nauseated?
If these are migraines, there are prescription medications that can relieve your symptoms and even prevent them. You may need to push the doctors and insist that the pain is unbearable and that you want a plan to start finding the cause. In the mean time, you should ask for medication. Over-the-counter pain pills don't seem to be good enough. Plus, if you take too many, you can get rebound headaches when the medication wears off. It comes back worse than ever.
Just please don't give up. Both my mother and grandmother used to get severe migraines before they found a combination of medications that help them.
Continue pursuing the sinus cause, just in case. It might have a simple solution that doesn't involve you being on medication.
Please write back. If you find out more, we may be able to help you more, as well. Keep doing your own research. Make a list of all your symptoms, when you get them (keep a diary of everything you do and eat to find what may be the triggers), and any questions you have for the doctors. Insist they answer your questions. If a doctor seems like they can't or won't help, go to someone else. This may take some perseverance, but I'm confident you will find relief.
Even I had a sinus surgery and I will tell you there were moments where I felt like dyeing or committing suicide. However, surgery has worked great for me. Most people complain that surgery hasn't worked well for them. You need to be careful here. The more you expect from the surgery, the less will be the relief but if you expect less, you may be amazed to see the results. In my opinion, the worse your condition is, the more relief you will get from the surgery. Anyways, surgery should be the last option to be taken when all other medication efforts have failed.
Ask your ENT doctor to perform a nasal endoscopy and be sure if your other sinuses are doing fine.