I m currently making a list of treatment ideas to ask my doctors about based...
Massage is the only thing I have found relief for chronic headaches but have to get it often. It actually reduced them. Discovered this recently. My osteopathic doc made it worse with certain stretching and his massage.
Oxycodone works great for me as a med.
I think she's only wanting things that actually worked.
Tizanidine is the first medication I've found effective, I have even had pain free days. I'm also on an antiviral regime.
Just some suggestions what you might want to try. Unfortunately, none of them has helped me so far, but it might help you.
- food intolerance check (blood test)
- trigger point massage
- relaxation techniques like autogenic trainic and progressive mucle relaxation
- neural therapy
- DMSO / MSM
- the following vitamins and amino acids in high doses: vitamin C (5000 mg), vitamin E (1200 mg), L-Tryptophan (1500 mg) and folic acid (2000 µg)
Hi Susannah, there is a list of meds etc in the file section (it's not up to date right now) but hope it helps
Also please remember what works for some ppl may not work for others
Or that didn't/made things worse.
Failed Nortriptyline, Verapamil, Naltrexone, Cymbalta, Prednisone. Could not tolerate Propranolol, Gabapentin, and Doxycycline. Currently trying Botox-too soon to tell yet. Acupuncture, chiropractor, vestibular training, neck PT, qEEG neurofeedback, Cefly, HEG neurofeed back did not help. Biofeedback and meditation help coping.
Our neurologist said the best treatment he has seen is Gabapentin and Botox in combination.
IV Compazine and Toradol bring pain down for a day to a few days. Excedrin for Tension Headache works for a few hours when pain is not too severe.