I have been getting Cluster Headaches since 2006, my then GP put me on Codiene based meds which I ended up dependent on. My next GP would'nt have anything to do with my condition and referred me to an addiction center so I am now on a Methadone script but still getting the Cluster Headaches so you could say that I am really pi**ed off. I have an appointment with a pain manegment clinic in a month but I dont think I can last that long. A rope, loads of pils or blowing my brains out is getting close. Cant anyone help.
do I know where your coming from. Your dammed if you do and dammed if you don't.
I take Morphine for headaches from a blood clot in my head. I for years fought Doctor's about if I was addicted or not. I went through 4-5 doctors before I have found one who will work with me and believes me.They all want to detox you and blame pain on rebound. That's what it was with me. Don't let them push you into thinking your crazy. You need to talk to a doctor and let them know that you will allow and testing they want as long as they promise to give you something to control pain.I use to have to go into ER for pain shots because my doctor didn't believe me. Your pain is real. you have to be nice, which is hard at sometimes. and let them know you need help. I know you've been there, but maybe you can get into a pain clinic. Like I said, I know, oh so well how you feel. Go to MD not GP and like I said tell them the truth and that your willing to do what they want as long as thy stop the pain until all test come back.
Let me know if I can help more. I know I can't do much but believe you.
Like I said I did find a doctor who would work with me as long as I would go to programs if they wanted.
Best to ya
there's nothing i can do to prevent them, but when i smoke plenty of dope i can knock them down from a 10 on the pain scale (i think it should go to 15 for cluster headaches) to a tolerable 7. my eye waters and my nostril gets stuffy, but it's better than wanting to bash my head into the floors and walls and wanting to f'ing die! i'm having an episode right now, as a matter of fact, and i'm glad to know that there are people who know exactly what i'm going through!
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