vivamus, meds - just painkillers. The headaches started last year, and they say that its probably related to the stress of my cancer treatments etc. because I'm biting down on my jaw more in the night,etc. I dont think mine are migraines as such because I only occasionally have it so bad that I'm sensitive to light etc. Mostly I can work, but I'm just in pain and feeling ill. The pain is located at the front of my head and at the sides near my ears....and yesterday it was like a band around my head (around to the base of the head at the back). Its pretty awful and I'm starting to feel so tired and upset at never feeling well.
nilfun, thanks for the kind words
SheilaM - thats very interesting about the painkillers. I probably should lay off them a little and see how I go on. I don't take them all day every day, but I have been taking them a lot more obviously. Thanks.
LyinEyes - what you said about TMJ made a lot of sense. It does sound exactly like what I'm suffering from. I do have pain more on one side. I think I should consider using medication to help myself at night, at least temporarily to get me through this horrid time! The trouble is, my dentist offered me diazepam which I know is a tranquillizer so I refused! She was giving it to me as a "muscle relaxant" until I said to her, "erm....isn't that a tranquillizer and isn't it addictive??" her response was, "yes. tell you what we'll forget about that option". I was really annoyed. Surely there are other drugs which are not like diazepam that can be used for this! Anyway, I will let you know, thanks for the hugs