Hi, I'm new here and signed up because I really need some help. A little background: I've had headaches continuously since I was about 14 years old and my various doctors have never investigated this. They've put me on several medications over the years, including amitryptilene, co-codamol, voltarol (diclofenac) and naproxen. Nothing has worked.
I've had several migraines in the last year that have not subsided with medication but for the last two days I've had a very severe ache that is totally different to anything I've felt before.
The entire left side of my face is really painful, but the area around my left eye socket is just pure agony. My eye keeps watering and it feels like someone has smashed me in the face with a hammer. I am constantly feeling sick and just want to sleep all the time. The pain is making me cry and it's the worst pain I've ever experienced. I've got a 2 year old at home on my own and need to be able to look after her, but I cannot get in to see my GP. They have no appointments available due to the weekend and I've tried everything to shift it and nothing helps
I went to the pharmacy yesterday and they recommended sumatriptan and gave me 2 tiny tablets, one to take immediately and one 2 hours later. It was only after the second was taken that I saw any relief and even then it only reduced the pain by about 50-60%.
The gp suggested in the past that I may suffer cluster headaches, as I used to get similar pain in the back of my head but nothing was given to prevent them.
Would I be able to visit a walk-in center tomorrow or perhaps this afternoon and have someone see me to discuss this and perhaps prescribe something to help? It feels like my head is going to explode and I can't cope anymore