Anyone have any home remedies for headaches or migraines?
Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:51 PM
The doctor gave me codine(sp) but I had a bad experience with that stuff when I got my wisdom teeth out. Anyone hve any home remedies?
I've heard green apples help as well as aroma therapy (lavender and eucaliptus(sp)). Any others?
Posted 27 August 2007 - 12:56 PM
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 01:57 PM
My mom gets them really bad. When she feels one coming on, she takes a perscription med. I don't which one because she's tried so many. Some of them make you really tired. She would sleep all the time so now she only takes to help prevent or ease the severity.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 02:04 PM
I know that this is the only thing that works for me when I start getting a migraine. I usually take 2 of each and within half an hour, I'm back to normal. Every once in awhile, when I get a migraine so bad that I almost vomit & have light sensitivity, I'll do the same thing and follow up with a one hour nap and then I'm back to normal too...
Posted 27 August 2007 - 03:58 PM
Kelly - I also have low iron & am supposed to eat more salt! Interesting.
The medication my doctor gave me a few months ago is called Maxalt and it totally didn't work, and in fact I found out it conflicts with another medication I'm taking (thanks doc!). It was EXTREMELY expensive also.
This time I got Midrin & it works if I take 2 to start & then one every four hours. Still though, sleep was my best remedy.
Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:07 PM
Other than that I'll just sleep them off...I really can't do much else when I have one.
Posted 28 August 2007 - 04:52 PM
I did acupuncture, physical therapy and massage and did 2 nerve blocks (I don't recommend these), and now I still get hormonal migraines, but they are much less severe and many times caffeine, a hot shower and some eucalyptus oil on my scalp gets rid of it. I did try prescription medicine, but I also had too many side effects as well.
I agree about drinking lots of water, stretch a lot especially if you do computer work all day. I started doing pilates and I try to take several classes a week. I've also heard yoga is great.
The headache diary is something your doctor will encourage you to do if you begin regular treatment and can help if food/drink are the culprits. I know if I feel headache-y that I have to stay away from beer & wine, and believe it or not yogurt is a horrible trigger for me.
Headaches suck because it is hard to figure out what causes them and to treat them without prescriptions is also hard. I was lucky that I found a Dr. that is really into traditional and alternative treatments.
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