Thank you for helping me with my problem. Two Saturdays ago, I woke up with a stiff neck. It went away the next day. The following Tuesday, I was grading what felt like a million papers. My head started pounding. I figured it was probably my blood pressure because I do have a history of high BP; however, I take medicine to control it and it seems to work really well. To backtrack a minute, before I had the stiff neck, I had an ear infection and ulcers in the back of my throat. I was on the tail end of recovering from an ear infection when I awoke with a stiff neck. (I have no idea whether or not this is important but I feel somehow it might be). My headache never disappeared and has gotten worse. I have been to the doctor twice and went to the Emergency Room once. I had a CAT scan and it came back fine. I was given an IV drip in the ER with some sort of Benadryl mixture in it. I went to two different doctors and the injected me with something that had pain medicine and possibly a muscle relaxer. Nothing I took work. Today, my head does not hurt 100 percent of the time like it did. It hurts but nothing like when I stand up, walk right after standing up, or bending over. Also, when I get upset or stressed out, my head throbs and kills me. Al lot of my co-workers complain of having symptoms and such that they have never had before coming to work where I am now. Also, strong smells, such as cleaning fluid or air fresheners cause my head to hurt. The building where I word was extremely damaged during Hurricane Katrina and from my understanding, the building was just patched up and not torn down and built again. When I stand up, my head throbs and it feels literally like my head is going to explode. The only thing I have felt that helps me a little is grabbing my head when it starts pounding. It helps until I start walking. I am scared and am wondering if the next doctor will know what to look for. I have an appointment with my regular doctor on Friday but I am really scared because I am wondering what is going on with me. I have never had a migraine in my life. I rarely have headaches. I did have a horrible car wreck where my head hit the windshield going 55mph but that was back in 1991. I would really appreciate any advice or suggestions or any clues to what I could possibly have. I am 41 years old, obese woman. Thank you in advance for your help.