Over the years other members here have been a massive support to me and I have no problem whatsoever in passing that support on.
Pain can be nasty and head pain is simply a bitch. Some people think all pain is the same and I strongly disagree. Leg pain affects your leg and you can have a limp where head pain can affect EVERYTHING.
As for what works best, now, that depends. It most definitely is not a 'one size fits all' sort of thing. For me it depends on the 'trigger' ie what has been the cause?
I need to sit down and analyze "What have I done to cause/exacerbate the pain?" Have I done too much? Is it tiredness? Has it been too physical? Has it been too mental? Is it bright light? Is it noise related? etc, etc
If I can identify a cause I can learn 'Ahh don't be doing that again' and then to manage it... I tend to get a bit frustrated with myself when I cannot find a cause.
I have a 'few canna tools' I utilize.
If I'm able to stop and do nothing and I mean absolutely nothing, I like my hash. Hash welds my arse to the lounge everytime, mellows me out bigtime and I can relax and just switch off to the world around me.
If I still need to function I can smoke a cone of some nice bud and I have a few differing smokes that I like to 'mix'n'match'. If I smoke the some strain repeatedly it tends to lose it's beneficial effect, so varying the smoke is a must for me.
If I need an increase in effect I may top a cone with a bit of oil, but again it really depends.
Often I find I may need to have a pharma and a choof to get things under control enough to function. But if I can lock myself away from the world for a couple of hours, I hit the hash HARD, then laydown for a bit.
But as I say it really can depend on the cause.
Just like the dr's, some will make out that they have the 'key', BULLSHIT, everybody's key is different. You have to work out what is your key and what works best for you. Nobody else feels your pain in exactly the same way you do, so what works for you can be very individual. This is the same with the pharma crap, for some it can be a stress thing and a calmative can benefit, for some it can be a muscular thing so an anti inflammatory can benefit. For some it can just be pain and an opiate can work. But the problem I find with using pharmas continuously is that I need more and more to get the same benefit, where with canna by mixing it up both in strain and form a minimise the need to increase strengths.
Well, that's what I do, but it truly is a case of what works best for you as an individual in managing YOUR pain.
Hope it helps