Thanks Yudron and Porkchop-
I guess many people have some sort of health issues in their lives. I am not sure of the source of these headaches, though acupuncture treatment did bring some temporary relief.
Our Dutch translator here, who has been doing this work for a long time, tells me translators are very succeptible to rlung illness (wind disease) which sometimes cause headaches. I am not sure why this is and also don't know how I would go about diagnosing rlung without the help of a Tibetan doctor.
Oohh, I hadn't thought of that.
In 2007, I went back to Japan for a visit after a long time away.
I'd been studying the language hard for a good 6 months before going in order to brush up.
After about a week of being in Japan, immersed in Japanese 24/7, hearing it, reading it, swimming in it... I got some of the worst headaches I've ever had.
I'd been doing Japanese as a hobby before I left, but getting there and making it my main functioning language really did a number on my head.
Not sure if you're going through the same thing, but sometimes I think you may need to let those brain muscles rest.
I know I also had headaches a few months back when my breath meditation practice was really picking up.
Wish I knew how to help you, the only thing that worked for me was time off and sleep.