My daughter had a baby last Saturday at 5:12 a.m. and she called me at 7 a.m. so I pput all the things in the car and drove down to Virginia 3 hours away. I I was starting to get headaches even before her birth but that night I had my first brain wreck in a long time. Sunday night and last night were worse and now my fibromyalgia Myofacial pain has started which I hadn't had in over 10 yEARS. I called my nurse practitioner that helped me and keeps helping me and she said to go to an Urgent care. I ended up in the ER and they gave me Dilaudid. It didn't touch the pain and now am constipated from it. Nothing works for these headaches that involves taking a pill. I went to the Chinese grocery store and got a box of Salonpas. Now you can even find it in a large box at Costco. There are even tv commercials for it. I was listening to Chinese tv commercials for Salonpas back in 1965 in Taiwan. Well, what do you know after half an hour with the Salonpas on the forehead down the hair line and on my jaw, surgical side of my neck, sub occipital area and sides of my ribs down to my waist....the pain eased up and I was fine. Yes, the neck is still stiff and so is the sub occipital area, but it's not a brain wreck any more and I could actually talk with my daughter and grandkids. So now I am up late trying to work on the constipation. I used up the entire box of Salonpas and will buy another box before I leave for Washington DC at noon. Will make a trip to Costco which will probably be horrible because of XMAS around the corner.
I don't know why I made this regression in my headache problem. Dilaudid used to work for me and it is really heavy stuff.
I highly recommend buying several boxes to keep on hand. This stuff really works.