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constant headache, 6 years+

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by someguy24, Apr 25, 2015.

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  1. someguy24

    someguy24 Well-Known Member

    I have been living with a constant burning pain around my forehead, on my nose, on and around my eyes for over six years with photophobia. This pain never goes away or even goes down very much. Now I am having some trouble with my vision but doctors cannot find anything obvious. I don't bother to take pain medication because it doesn't do much. I forgot what is was like to have no physical pain, I would do almost anything to be a day without it.

    I am taking some medication recently to try and reduce the pain but I don't think its going to work very well. The only thing "obvious" is a septal spur pressing on some nasal nerves but I had it for a very long time before the pain started, and the surgery is tough and expensive and I don't feel like I have the strength and conviction to get it done, like I would have to convince a doctor, then the state insurance, and I think its like a 25% chance it would cure the pain, and there is even a chance its going to make it worse.

    I don't know what to do. I cannot live like this because I cannot do anything and my health is deteriorating. Living with this pain sucks because there is no obvious explanation and I have no support to deal with it or find a solution.
  2. sweetles

    sweetles Well-Known Member

    What sort of Rx pain meds have you tried? They can be addictive obviously but effective.
  3. JmpMster

    JmpMster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    Living with physical pain can be very difficult and it sucks the joy out of everything. Regular Drs try to cure things and will spend countless prescriptions and methods or "lifestyle" recommendations to that end, however they often (in my experience) overlook the most basic issue of pain which is symptom relief. Try seeing pain management specialist if they have not been able to fix the situation or cause. The specialize in relieving pain- period. Until i started going to a pain management clinic it was always a few moderate pain relievers for a week or two and then an appointment in 6 weeks to ask how it was going (it still hurts). A good pain management dr will use anything from very strong pain relievers to botox injections to deaden nerves, nerve blocks, electrical impulse therapy, massage, aromatherapy, acupuncture or even hypnosis. The point of them is they do nothing but look for a way to reduce or eliminate pain. They can be hard to find in some areas but it is worth the effort for chronic pain sufferers.
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