Post # 1
Bees! I have had a headache for 2 weeks. Advil, nor tylenol is helping. Wedding is just over 6 weeks away, been dealing fiance immigrating, been apart for 6 months, applying to grad school, etc. I think its probably just stress, but seriously i cant function!! Im carrying in myneck/ base of my skull. I put a heated neck pad thing and it helps while im wearing it, but it comes right back. It seriosuly is making me so frustrated throughout the day. such an interference, Help. 🙁 what do u guys do for headaches?
Post # 3
@laekna: Magnesium is good for headaches and to take on a daily basis as a preventative measure.
Post # 4
If you have a headache for more than 24 hours, you need to see a doctor. It could be stress or it could be something else.
Post # 5
@laekna: Unless this is something that has happened to you before, I would see your doctor. It sounds like it might be a tension headache. I find a good RMT can help with those.
Post # 6
Have you tried a new pillow? Changing your diet?
Personally spring is a bad time for me, I get headaches from sunlight so maybe the nicer weather is not helping you?
Post # 7
When in doubt see a doctor. There are so many causes for headaches, some very serious. Sometimes, physical therapy can help but a doctor needs to rule out more serious causes. At a minimum, a doctor can give you something (often non-narcotic) to lessen the pain.
Post # 8
I am def prone to tension headaches, I used to get a massage weekly to lessen the tension. And every week the lady is like GOOD night your Shoulders are like rocks. Lol. I havent been in a few months. ive definitely had prolonged headaches before, but this one is just taking the cake. :/
Post # 9
@laekna: OMG I just started a thread about this. I was taking CQ10 when I wasn’t pregnant to help with headaches…maybe try that.
Post # 10
Then you’re a step ahead
It took me a while to find a good RMT.
I’d book two appointments, one for the massage and one for the doctor. If your massage therapist recommends you come back a second time fairly soon, I would also stick to that advice (unless your doctor says otherwise).
Post # 11
vitamin b12 might help. that’s what my neurologist told me to take after i’d had a migraine for 3 months straight and no amount of painkillers (even heavy duty narcotics) were helping.
Post # 12
I have headaches that start in my neck and shoulders all the time. ice works for me, don’t like it but is really does help. Might be worth a shot. Otherwise see a doctor, muscle relaxers and pain meds will help too!
Post # 13
Please see a doctor, just to rule out anything serious. It sounds like you’re under a tremendous amount of stress and so that’s probably it, but you should get it checked out just to be sure.