Hi all, I really need advice.
I've been on co-codomol and ibuprofen daily since December but in June this increased to dihydrocodeine and paracetamol. I have been taking as much as I can to keep the pain at bay. I have severe endo including over the bowel and am due to have my excision surgery on the 9th of August.
Five days ago I took the most excruciating headache I've ever had which resulted in NHS24 sending an ambulance. The hospital kept me in and gave me a CT scan, lumber puncture, and several blood tests all of which have come out fine but I'm still suffering with this headache. It's now causing muscle spasms in my upper back and I can't do anything but try and sleep. I don't suffer with migraines or headaches usually but my GP is putting this down to a painkiller headache and has offered paracetamol and Naproxen (I've had this before and didn't feel great on it) but has basically told me to pick my pain, headache or endo, which is worse!? My husband has asked me to try and cut out all the medication which I am trying. At this point I will try anything to get rid of this. From what I've read these things only usually effect people who take medication for headaches not other issues. I really feel like my body has completely turned against me.
Has anyone else suffered with this? I really would appreciate any advice in terms of getting rid of the headache and managing the normal endo pain which is now starting to become more intense as my body flushes the pain killers.