so, not migraines, but something else, or is this Tri-watchama-thing a type of migraine? sorry they coulnd't help you, those knot heads.
sorry to hear that the physio isn't going to work. i have been totally unresponsive to massage/physio/chiro overall. sure, the odd day i feel better, but after years of therapies, there is no real relief in them for me.
muscular component to pain? i have been told that as well, since i have extreme neck/shoulder muscle pain with the headache. for me, i know muscle pain is a factor, in that if i sit funny in a meeting, or say, pull muscles in my back moving boxes, i can trigger the muscles to seize up, which causes a headache. there is some linkage, but i do not believe it is the "cause". for me, i believe neck/back muscle pain is synonymous with the head pain, that one doesn't fully "cause" the other. there is some obscene link but no one causes the other. it is confusing. you are looking for a cause to FIX and you can't find a cause. there isn't one. there are many and it's complicated and they haven't figured it out yet. i wish it were that easy, but i think it is good to keep trying as you can find some temporary relief maybe.
trigeminal neuragia is extreme nerve pain, in the face, as i understand. apparently it is horror. find out more about this and see if it is what you have. apparently it is so painful. god, i hope you don't have that.
my dad had a type of nerve pain (he has an MS-like disease) and a drug called Gabapentin (Neurontin, I think also) helped him enormously. They also prescribe it for tension-type H/A's but I haven't tried it. It is an epilepsy drug, but worked amazingly for my Dad's nerve pain (in his legs) which they called a type of neuralgia.
WHo knows? Hang in there girl!! You will overcome. I know it!
Oh girl! I just feel so bad for you. You are so young and beautiful, and you have your whole life in front of you. I truly hope that you can just wake up one day soon and all of this madness will be over.
Oh, Emily, my friend. I am so sorry. It must be so frustrating to go from place to place with no answers and no relief.
Still hoping and praying and thinking happy thoughts for you that there will be an end to all of this.
Wish I had my magic wand and could just make it all better.
I am so sorry to hear about your headaches... I'm just starting with migraines (at 36) and they're NOT fun.
I did run into this online, though, and thought they had a good idea at least-- www.foreverwell.com. I'd much rather do things the natural way than keep taking all these drugs...
Huh...another interesting idea.
If my headaches keep continuing like this, I may be paying him a visit.