I’m a 29-year-old man with no history of headaches. However 10 weeks ago I got a headache out of the blue, as I experienced it. It started around my temples but I did not pay it much attention. However after a week it developed painfully and it felt like two knives where driven in to the back of my head. I visited my GP who but it down to tension headache, said I hand no neurological symptoms and gave me naproxen for the pain with the instructions to se a physical therapist if the headache would not get better, after a few days I contacted a physio and we started acupuncture treatment.
However that was 9 weeks ago, my acupuncture has finished and I have not had a single “crystal clear” minute during this whole time.
When the headache was at it worst I would rate it to a be 7/10 it has now steadily gone down to be between 2 or 4/10. I have not eaten painkillers for the last 4 weeks, so that should not be the problem. Running really helps and gives me some relief each day, yoga has also given me temporary pain reduction.
6 weeks ago my first daughter was born, the different professionals iv been seeing said it was probably due to stress, however I have not felt stressed, and iv stayed home for 4 weeks after she was born.
The headache also has changed in characteristics to some degree, when it was at its worst it was located in the back of the head and shoot pain forward
to both sides and down the neck. Now its more just above my eyes and behind my ears.
Even though the pain has reduced I am feeling terrible and am struggling with each day.
For me it feels strange that it is a tension type headache sins I don’t have a history of them, also that I have not had a single break. However as is said i have no experience, I’m going back to see my doctors on tomorrow and I’m wondering what I should aske for.