Dr. Ducic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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