Post # 1
So I’m going to be going on day 10 of this consistently present headache that I can’t seem to get rid of. All week it’s been ever present yet bearable, however tonight it was particularly bad. It’s been consistently located to the front right of my head and last night it woke me up cause it had spread to the back of my head and neck. During the day it all sort of faded, but was never gone and then tonight it exploded into a full on migraine attack 🙁 I have tried hydration, tylenol, relaxtion and tiger balm, nothing seems to kick it all the way. I work in a hospital and spoke to one of my MD friends and he believes it to be a tension headache as does my good friend who’s a physio. They’re both recommending I go for a massage, but I want to wait till my appt monday for my MD to ok it.
Has anyone else had headaches like this? Any advice on other treatments?
Post # 3
My first thought was a tension headache before I read your friends suggestion. I get them for weeks at a time depending on my stress levels. They’re really hard to stop and pain killers barely touch it.
Talk to your general practitioner, you’ll need to find the cause of them.
Post # 4
@Sweethart: I had a baddie like that too that lasted for days and days and days. When it spread into I called the nurses helpline and she said tylenol every 4 hours and try and stretch out my neck and back and if that didn’t work go to the hospital for better drugs. I did that and slept a whole bunch and laid around for the weekend and it went away eventually. So frustrating though! Hang in there.
Post # 5
Thank’s ladies 🙂 Work has been particularly stressful the last few weeks. I recently got switched from 12 to 8 hour shifts because I’m pregnant, so I spend a lot of time in traffic. Plus last monday our house got broken in to, so I kind of know where the stress is coming from. Now I just need to work out how to get rid of the tension and relax so that I can be rid of this.
Post # 6
I get those occasionally. Massaging the top of my neck helps a bit, as does rubbing peppermint oil all across my forehead.
Post # 7
I sound like a wacko suggesting this on every headache topic. My dr said to take magnesium every day, and another dose if I get one. It’s seriously helped.
Post # 8
@MrsDW: Can I just buy it in the drug store as a vitamin or is it a prescription? I’ll take whatever help I can get..lol
Post # 9
I get headaches like that alot. What can help is a heating pad or hot washcloth on your neck. The heat can release tension without causing actual changes to your muscles, like a massage would. At least, it normally helps me.