So I am 22 years old and have a headache since late December of last year. I wake up with the pain and go to sleep with it. It was tolerable up until mid February and is now almost always at a level 6-7 pain. I haven’t been able to find triggers. I exercise six days a week and eat healthy. Hardly drink caffeine and don’t drink alcohol. The noise and light bothers me but it’s tolerable.
I have had three MRI’s and the radiologist found that my pineal gland is a bit larger than average size for women my age. He also found small cysts in the pineal region. However, my doctors cannot say that this is what is causing my headaches because pineal cysts rarely ever cause headaches, so my doctors tell me.
I have seen doctor after doctor, and have been told by one neurologist that it’s migraines and another neurologist told me it’s new daily persistent headache.
I have been prescribed loads of medicine such as gabapentin, topamax, sumatriptan, eletriptan, and indomethacin, but no medication takes the pain away. I even began taking excederin, but it has not helped either. Tylenol and ibuprofen do not help.
My headache has been four months long now and it is exhausting. I’m hoping someone may know something I don’t and could offer me information that could help me. I’m desperate at this point and just want to know what is causing me pain and why medicine doesn’t work.
Many people tell me it’s migraine or tension headaches. But what migraine lasts nonstop for four months? And I’m not familiar with tension headaches.
Again, I just hope someone could help.