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Dear Cluster-Headaches People,

I’ve had one single incessant headache for over 6 years now which has turned out to be a unique and very frustrating mystery. I’m desperately seeking answers/relief and I am curious if any of you may have experienced or encountered this headache type before. And if so, has anyone found a cause and/or a cure?

Since 2 May 2011 I’ve had not 1 second of relief from this pain. On that particular evening, I fell and hit my head on the lid of an upright Gatorade bottle. I apparently hit it quite hard, but not overly so – I’d been head-hit much harder before.
(Case in point: I was knocked briefly unconscious by a falling flag pole on Daydream Island in 1997).

I hit the bottle-lid just to the right of the centre of my forehead. It came up in quite a lump. I wasn’t feeling too great the following morning, but in my stubborn state (training for a marathon), and in my ignorance of a possible concussion, I went for a 6-kilometre time-trial road-run. EVERY SINGLE STEP felt like my brain was bouncing up and down, loose, in my head.

And the pain hasn’t stopped ever since.

My symptoms present as follows:

• Heavy, dull constant head pain (non-stop)
• Intense heat in the head, especially in the face (non-stop)
• Squeezing pressure sensation, whole head (non-stop)
• Acute ‘icepick’ & other strange headaches (occur sporadically)
• Tinnitus
• Cracking noises inside face/sinuses
• Facial skull pain

I have visited 5 hospitals, 10 doctors and 45 referred specialists, all with no answers.

If so, do any of you know a remedy for this type of injury/headache?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read/consider my case.

Following is a list of all the diagnostic investigations, physical pain treatments, specialist-types and medications that I’ve tried, all to no avail.

DIAGNOSTIC INVESTIGATIONS: (all of which have shown nothing)

• MRI’s of head, neck, back
• CT Scans of head, neck, back
• X-rays of head, neck, back
• Blood tests for everything known to man
• Sleep Study
• Hospitalization – 11 days
• Supervised strict bed-rest (check for Cerebral Spinal Fluid leak)

PHYSICAL PAIN TREATMENTS: (none of which have even lessened the pain)
• Acupuncture
• Botox injections for chronic migraine
• Chiropractic treatment
• Cranio-Sacral therapy
• CT-guided Spinal Nerve-Block injections
• Facial Nerve-Block injections
• Osteopathic treatment
• Largactil (Chlorpromazine Hydrochloride) infusion
• Low-Voltage Frequency DC therapy
• Neural Prolotherapy
• Neurolink therapy
• Persistent Pain Management Clinic
• Physiotherapy
• Remedial Massage Therapy
• TENS machine usage
• Neuro-Cranial Restructuring (NCR)
• Upper Cervical manipulation

• Chiropractic Doctor(s)
• Ear/Nose/Throat Surgeon(s)
• Environmental Health Specialist
• Headache Specialist(s)
• Neural Prolotherapist
• Neurologist(s)
• Neuromusculoskeletal Specialist
• Neurosurgeon
• Pain Medicine Specialist(s)
• Psychiatrist(s)
• Psychologist
• Upper Cervical Specialist(s)

MEDICATIONS TRIED: (all tried for multiple months, usually longer than a year)

• Panadol (Paracetamol)
• Voltaren (Diclofenac sodium)
• Nurofen Plus (Ibuprofen)
• Endep (Amitriptyline hydrochloride)
• Sandomigran (Pizotifen)
• Panadeine Forte (Codeine)
• Mobic (Meloxicam)
• Dothep (Dothiepin hydrochloride)
• Fish oil supplements (Omega-3)
• Tramal (Tramodol hydrochloride)
• Candesartan (Candesartan cilexetil)
• Indameth (Indomethacin)
• Epilim (Sodium valproate)
• Gaba Mood-Assist (Gamma-amino butyric acid)
• Nervo-Heel (Ignatia amara)
• Adrenoplex (Chelidonium majus)
• Circadin (Melatonin)
• Serepax (Oxazepam)
• Alpha-Lipoic Acid
• Adderall (Dextroamphetamine saccharate)
• Topamax (Topiramate)

CURRENT MEDICATIONS: (all wonderful as sleep-aids/psychiatric-upkeep, but none assist with head pain at all – and no, I was not taking these prior to my head-hit)
• Ultra-Muscleze (Magnesium chelate)10g/day
• Lyrica (Pregabalin) 400mg/day
• Zoloft (Sertraline) 400mg/day
• Seroquel (Quetiapine fumarate) 200mg/day
• Valium (Diazepam)10mg/day

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