Headaches

Headaches2020-03-08T18:21:11+00:00

We created this site to let other people with no clear answer for a constant headache that there may be an option out there that can help. If this helps just one person, then my family will be happy. Watching your child go through something like this is heart breaking. I am so thankful for the news report I found on the internet. And, especially, for Dr. Ducic and his team.

24/7 Headache and Peripheral Nerve Decompression Surgery for relief of head pain

My daughter's headache began in Jan of 2010 as an occasional headache. She took over the counter meds to help alleviate the pain. In mid February she was diagnosed with mononucleosis. We attributed the headaches to her having mono as they subsided a bit as the mono improved. But, the headaches returned in July and by August she had a constant 24/7 headache. She saw a local neurologist who prescribed a steroid pack followed by Topamax. The Topamax dosage

A Brief Overview

January 2010 – Dayna, our 16 year old daughter, began to have occasional headaches in January 2010 that eventually turned into a single constant 24/7 headache by August 2010. Over the counter medications did not help the pain. August 2010 - Dayna saw a neurologist and began taking prescription medications that did not relieve her headache. October 2010 - December 2010 - Turned to the highly recommended Diamond Headache Clinic searching for relief of the 24/7 headache. The goal was

Three Months Post Surgery

11/9/2011 Dayna is back to being herself. The headache in the center of her head is not there. (Although, she has had a couple headaches that have gone away.) The shooting pins have stopped. She still has a “headache” around her temples. She is scheduled for nerve decompression on those nerves in December. We knew at the start of all this that more that one procedure might be necessary. Dr. Ducic works on the area with the most pain

It’s Finally Over, (Almost!)

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 I have wanted to write something on the website for a while but I was so busy with college applications and school that I didn’t have much time.  First off, I just want to say that Dr. Ducic really saved my life.  The headaches coupled with the ridiculous amount of medication I was on, most of which made my headaches worse, really took a toll on me.  I was depressed and not myself.  The worst part

Temporal Nerve Decompression Surgery

DECEMBER 2011 December 18, 2011 Dayna's second surgery was 12/16 at Georgetown University. The surgery was done by Dr. Ivica Ducic. We were hoping for the best and so far so good! Like before, she was smiling in recovery and had no headache pain. Today, 48 hours after surgery, she is still feeling good. The incisions are starting to irritate her and she is having pain around them. But, the headache pain that she had had for over a

Looking Forward to College

JUNE 26, 2012 One year since my first surgery and six months since my last surgery and I'm feeling great! I do get a few headaches occasionally, but these are in check with OTC medications. I'm just thankful that if I have a headache now it will go away! I have also noticed that I am more sensitive to some things now; it seems like I have become almost lactose intolerant. Whenever I have cheese or most other dairy

To All The Dads

9/18/2013 TO ALL THE DADS: A note from Dayna’s father. The website is called “My daughters headache”. It is devoted to the children who are afflicted with this problem, most of whom seem to be girls, but also to the parents. Dayna and my wife, Teena, seem to be inundated with contacts from Moms. We have yet to hear from a father or a husband. They seem to be in the background. So, I wanted to give you my

Loving My Awesome, Healthy Life

5/29/2014 Hi Everyone! So, it’s been a while since my last post but I have some good news! I was accepted into Pharmacy School at Purdue University! After two long years of working my butt off I am so happy to be starting this wonderful chapter of my life in the fall.  I am doing so well and I absolutely love life.  I’m doing things I never thought I would ever be able to do.  In the last two

College Life 2015

Hello Everyone! I apologize for the huge gap between posts but I will try to update you on what has been going on. So, I am in currently in my second week of my second year of pharmacy school (YAY). I finished my first year of professional school this past May and my GPA has never been higher than it is right now! I have gotten into a great routine, love my friends, and basically am having an awesome college

8/7/2017 Q & A

Hi Everyone! I thought it was time for an update – a long overdue update.  I am currently in the middle of my clinical rotations for pharmacy school.  There is a light at the end of the tunnel after almost six years of college! I am traveling all around Indiana and Illinois for my rotations with a quick pit stop in Kenya for 8 weeks in October and November.  I am on track to graduate in May 2018 with