(Closed) Stress and headaches – advice please!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If it’s something you can afford/is covered by insurance, I would SO highly recommend chiropractic. It has improved my bad headaches and migraines by 500%. 

Post # 4
2418 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@just_me:  To me, this sounds like a migraine or possibly a tension headache. If you have insurance, I would highly suggest going to the doctor. Having a headache for five days is not normal by any circumstance. I have a prescription medicine I take when I start to feel a twinge of a headache coming on. It has helped tremendously.

If you don’t want to go to the doctor or cannot afford to do so, try caffeine. It sounds weird, but it helps open the blood vessels in your brain which can help relieve some of the pain.

Post # 7
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@just_me:  Sounds like a migraine to me.  The only thing that works for me is to get my doctor to prescribe Imitrex or another migraine headache prescription.  I also agree that a massage or chiro visit may help as well but I don’t want people to touch me when I am having a migraine.

Do they sell Goody’s powders or B.C. powders over there?  They are powdered aspirins that work pretty well on my non-migraine headaches.  You can get them with added caffeine and NSAIDs as well.

Also, dehydration is another major cause of headaches.  Make sure you are drinking the recommended amount of water every day.  I notice a difference in my non-migraine headaches when I stay hydrated.

Post # 9
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think you need a cold pack for your head and neck, not heat. I would also try to go for a small walk. fresh air does wonders.

It isn’t a miracle worker, but nights that I have a little bit of anxiety I use lavendar scented lotion and it helps just relax me a little bit.

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