Health Check: Chronic Daily Headache

Flora reported on CDH for Health Check, and her interview with Dr Peter Goadsby was used for a Factfile segment on the same programme.

Headaches are common, but if someone’s symptoms persist for more than fifteen days a month, then they are said to be suffering from a condition called chronic daily headache.

Melanie Carpigo has headaches almost all the time ever since she had a benign tumour removed from the base of her brain five years ago.

She has to take so many painkillers that when she became pregnant there was a risk that her baby might be born with a dependency on drugs.

Luckily the baby was fine, but the headaches are still going on.

She talks to Flora Graham about living with chronic daily headaches.