More commonly, I get headaches for no reason. They just appear out of the blue to brighten my day. Their frequency is so great that I have somewhat come to live with them, as my own very special type of handicap.
On occasion, though somewhat rare, I will get headaches that are resistant to medicine, and last for days, sometimes exceeding a week! These are not fun. I go to be with the headache, and wake up with the headache. It will last throughout the day, despite taking tylenol or ibuprofen, and it will just hang out until it decides to find someone more interesting to annoy. Fortunately, this type of headache only comes a few times a year, and the pain is usually fairly mild; more annoying than anything.
I also develop migraines, with the sharp pain behind one eye, the nausea, and the intense, shooting pain throughout my brain. I did not get them when I was younger, but now get a few a year. They are powerful, and fully incapacitating. I can't do much of anything....I become this mouth-breathing, lazy-eyed lump. My first migraine was probably in about 2001. My wife (then girlfriend) and I were on a trip and I woke up with the migraine, and thought I was going to die. I put a cold washcloth on my forehead to help, but the faint detergent smell of the washcloth put me on the verge of throwing up. Over the next few years, I found Excedrin Migraine, which is a god-send. For me, it will clear up my migraine within about 30 minutes; something that ibuprofen, tylenol, etc...couldn't do.
Anybody else out there feel my pain?