I have had headaches some so severe they put me in the emergency room. I have a headache every day. Most of the time it just hurts enought to let me know it is there. Then there are the days that totally put me out. This has been going on for about 25 years. I have seen many neurologists, tried many medications and for the past few years have been going to the pain clinic. All they do is ask me how my headache is, write me out some pain medications. and I am on my way for three more months. I do have an MRI about once a year. There is a new neurologist, specializing in headaches. I went to see him the other day. He said if he could write a prescription for the perfect headache it would be me. Told me that it is very important to have the same sleep/wake pattern every day. (ok..I work midnight to noon 3/4 days a week) He told me on my days off I need to set the alarm for 2 or 3 am and get up...What am I suppose to do at that time? We have a very small house, if I make noise I am sure I would wake the others. And, I don't WANT to get up. He told me that I need to have a nutritous breakfast. That is important to stop the headaches. (when exactly is breakfast??) He told me no more nicotine and no more caffeine. (my medication for my headaches have caffeine in it) Oh yeah...cut the stressors out of my life. So, here is my plan.. Get up at 3:30 am. Gym opens at 4:30. workout, swim and be home to cook difficult child a nutritous breakfast by 7:45. What do you think??? I am doubting myself already. I was also told that on the days where the headache is not bad, I need to not take advil, asprin or excedrin. To just tough it out. The more I take, the more headaches I will get. This was kind of my plan last year, but because of all the school issues and phone calls, I could never go anywhere. I spent all my time at school! OK...I tried to run this by difficult child since he suffers from so many headaches. About the consistent sleep pattern.."skrew that" - he doesn't do anything or go anywhere, but he thinks he should just stay up until when ever, and sleep all day. (he would LIKE to sleep all day, but he wakes up early) About the nutritous breakfast...."skrew that" - he is not hungry when he gets up. Usually about an hour or so after he gets up, so this will be tough. About the caffeine..."skrew that" - He would like to drink "bawls" all day if he could. It is a highly caffinated water. So any idea's on how to get difficult child to do this too? With school he will have a bedtime. Baseball fall league has started so he is practicing or playing almost every night. But I struggle with the eating issue. difficult child has had only one headache that was bad since school got out. if he had others, he did not complain. the last time I checked the medication log at school he had come in every day atleast once for advil. I am not looking forward to school starting. I dread it.