Im from Malaysia, and have been having a one sided headache for almost 10yrs, without a correct diagnosis, neither any cure, even after so many therapies(western&traditional). Some, say migraine, some say prolapse disc on the cervical spine area(which was supported by MRI scan, i am having cervical spondylosis). Btw, im 26 this year.
My left shoulder seems to be having like a bulging up muscles & it is harder comparing to the right side. Usually, my headache occurs, when the bulge area, starts to harden up and it became tensed, and the pain would usually goes up to the neck are up to the head (all one sided). And there is this feeling which bothers me everyday (even when im ok), i feel like there is a layer in between my outer/upper skin area connecting to the inside, which makes me feeling-less. For eg; i would know if someone is touching or massaging me, but i couldnt feel the actual feelings; like something is blocking it. Therefore, a real good masseur / perhaps my housemate would usually help me by using her elbow to press deeply into my pain area, and that actually brings me relief of pain, whenever im having the attack of the so called one sided headache.
I got to know of one accpuncturist and have been on accupuncture therapy for around 4 months. Initially, after treatment, i felt some slight reliefs, with the heat treatment (he has not started inserting needles yet) for about 2 weeks.
2nd month onwards, i started feeling relief and free from headache attack, for 1 month, and i still go for the accpuncture. But then since after the 2nd month treatment (which was about 5-6 times session), i started to have very bad tension headaches after 1 hour after treatment and it lasted until night, until i get some massage, it helps reliefs the pain better. (few sessions i experienced the same symptoms)
I have stopped accpuncture for about 1 and a half month then, due to my health, which i have been falling sick quite frequent; fever, flu, sore throat + lately gasping for breathe; due to my sinusitis, which is still inflammed after TCM and Western medication.
This time, my 4th month of treatment after stopping for a month, i went there with the same type of headache like b4 after felt relieved for the past 1 and a half month, i thought i was going to feel better, after the treatment, didnt expect that i felt even worst, which the one sided pain + the whole head feeling very tensed and other than that, having nausea + dizziness + loose stools and the next day, the pain ran to the right side, and pain free on the left, but still nausea and dizziness & diarrhea.
During this treatment, he did it differently bcoz i complaint of tension headache after the few sessions. He usually would insert the needles into the middle of my head and the back of the neck + the side of the temples + shoulder, (all on the left side) b4 this.
But, this time, he tried it on both side the same, except for the right side temples and right head, he didnt insert the needles in. And, this is the worst side effect of all the treatment so far that i have experienced during the whole process of treatment under him.
I wonder what is happening? Is this due to my body or the treatment given? And could the symptoms go away soon? I just am feeling very bad, with all these symptoms right now and it didnt help much with massages, or even elbowing. I would want to be free from all ugly symptoms that i had suffered since 10yrs back, yet couldnt find the cure afterall.
Pls advise, Doctor. Thanks to you in advance. Will apreciate it a lot.