How to manage chronic headaches?
Q: I am a 25 years old female. I have been suffering from chronic headache, which has been diagnosed as tension headache and migraine by my doctor. Once the pain starts it can last for upto 4-5 days, it spreads down to my neck and shoulders. I also feel nausea, but vomiting never occurs. I have tried ayurvedic, homeopathic and allopathic treatment over the last 4-5 years, but its been of no use. I went through a CT Scan and MRI but they were normal. I am on constant medication, phenargan, fludac, brufen, etc. I am taking alprax forte and sibelium daily. But the problem is still there. Because of the daily use of painkillers, they do not affect me now, and my stomach gets upset. I have to work on computer 10 hours everyday and this pain affects my work. I am planning a baby, should I go ahead with such a condition of my pain?
A:As you had described, you have what is known as chronic daily headache (CDH). Best treatment for such a disorder would be relaxation, which can be achieved by yoga - pranayama and shavasana. Or you can undergo biofeedback with any clinical psychologist if you have some near to your place. Chronic or continuos medications are not advisable as it leads to lot of unwanted side effects.