Well, though I hate to admit it, I never have the remission part any longer, it's been a few years actually....circling the drain I call it.
I've been diagnosed for 5 years, however, I can trace symptoms back for much of my adult life it seems. I would go to a doc with the strange constellation of early MS, and leave with prozac and tranquilizers....who knew? I'm 55, cat scans, nevermind MRIs werre not common, nor the internet to hunt down symptoms.
Anyway, to your question I've had the headaches constantly for the past 6-7 years. I'm on the dangerous slippery slope of opiates. Finally, I was given a fentanyl patch. I can't say enough good things about it. The pills were fairly effective, but the blessing of not waking up with a headache every day is indescribable.
I'm fortunate, I work at a hospital, and see a pain specialist we have on staff. He's very serious about finding what works for each of his pt.s. My old neuro told me that there is no pain with MS. He also told me to get Long Term care insurance and get used to the idea there's nothing more that will work for me...nice guy huh?
The patches come in very low dosage, and last 3 days each. However, you have to be opiate tolerant to start them, or someone will have to hold a mirror to your nose all night (respiratory depression).
I have kind pain pretty much everywhere unless I keep on a very strict swimming regimen. Even the headaches are less disabling. It's amazing. So, if you're not a fan of being addicted (which I am-scarily enough). The doc calls it dependent to soften it, you'll have to go around it.
I have pills for breakthrough pain, and use them more and more often. My arms and legs hurt badly, again, exercise is magic, but the crowbar doesn't always get me off of the couch.
The best thing about the fentanyl is that you don't 'feel' anything, so your body isn't seeking a 'high' every 6 hours.
The headaches make your eye's feel like they're crossed right? Unbearable.
I hope things out for you filmmaker
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..