I have never been to a counselor or therapist. I dont feel like i have depression issues, but my physical therapist did go over some visualization and pain coping strategies. I also had a PSY stress and tension control class in college so i was already familiar with his techniques. Funny thing is, visualization helps with migraine, but not my constant headache.
I had chronic headaches since a car accident in 2003, I wouldn't take any meds besides ibuprofen because I drive a school bus, I have also been on anti anxiety meds, I was also supposed to do Botox injections but changed my mind, I am happy to say that I do not have daily headaches anymore maybe one per week if I do too much but it is all since changing my diet, I was so inflamed that I could barely hold my head up and I have been more active now and strengthening the muscles...I really hope you find relief soon!
My daughter has NDPH and a therapist has helped. Recently she was referred for cognitive behavior therapy such as bio- feedback and that has helped her immensely by giving her coping tools and helping her to recognize when she needs to calm herself and/or pave herself. Highly recommend it!
Xxxxxxx Yzzzzzz I am having to have a diary for them to see if I am a candidate for Botox which my consultant knows I am but for the NHS to fund it they have to see evidence that I suffer the migraine episodes on top of NDPH it is thoroughly annoying that my 4.5 yrs of medical records don't seem to be enough, but nothing much I can do other then carry on.