Shell, one thing I do remember about my early days was the night sweats, which was strange because I'm not a sweaty person. Other people have recorded clear stuff running out of their ear, whereas I just remember my nose. As for itchiness, it was very bad, but now I only get itchy when I wear something guaranteed to make you itch.
Headaches? I never got them before and now I don't again.
Have you looked through the Regimens section on this site? I'm there, but also of especial interest to you are Katman, Notdoneyet and mrhodes40. In this section yguner is well worth a look.