headaches

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  1. Ugh, I’ve suffered from headaches my whole life too. When I was a SAHM I would just have to lie down & relax best I could with littles running around. I worried when I went back to work how I would deal with them. I’ve been back at work for 5 years & can count the # of headaches I’ve had on one hand. Maybe work stress is GOOD for the head? LOL

  2. My migraines started at the age of 9yo, Mary. They came with puberty.
    What has helped me a lot is drinking water (1 gallon a day) and magnesium. I am not migraine free, strangely enough, I am having them more frequently after the surgery. But I hope it will pass.
    Anyways, they are not as bad as they used to be and just with water, lots of it, and magnesium, they got much better.
    I hope you find a solution for yourself. It is a real nightmare…
    #debbieinshape

    • magknj72@gmail.com

      Oh, sorry to hear you are having them so much after surgery. I know I don’t drink enough water….I don’t drink much in general. I am trying to get into the habit though. Hmmm, I have some magnesium but don’t ever remember to take it. Will have to keep that in mind…..thanks so much for your input!

  3. Migraines and beaches can be so debilitating and I’m sorry you suffer from them Mary. Mine are usually stress related so for me exercising helps. Take care and thank you for the post #debbieinshape

  4. Prayer is amazing! I am sorry you have been suffering with headaches. There have been periods in my life where headaches are common, but I’ve never had to deal with them for a long period of time. #debbieinshape

  5. Krista

    I have suffered from migraines since I was a little girl. My earliest memory is when I was in 2nd grade or so. I have found throughout the years that I have many triggers including MSG, Red Dye, Nitrates, Sulfites, Nuts, Aspartame, Most cheese, Oranges, humidity, birth control pills. These are just a few that come to mind right away.

    One of the things that I have found that helps was mentioned in a comment already. Staying plenty hydrated & taking Magnesium. I have been using the Magnesium for about 6 months & it has definitely helped curb them. I tell everyone I know to try it.

    Personally, I cannot take hydrocodone/vicodin because it actually makes me have one.

    • magknj72@gmail.com

      I have never thought about triggers or tried to figure what they are….laziness on my part. So now I have two confirmations of magnesium….definitely something to keep in mind. Thanks for stopping by!!!

  6. Headaches and migraines can really stop you in your tracks. Thanks for sharing your story with us at #anythinggoes link up

  7. I went for years with the excedrin migraine fix, then went to the occasional Imitrex fix. When my migraine headaches were almost daily, I begged until I finally found a doctor who got me on a preventative. Chiropractors just didn’t help mine. I’m glad you are managing yours!

    Thanks for linking up at Together on Tuesdays :)

  8. Ugh. I get the occasional headache but my husband gets migraines. He has been able to ward his off lately by drinking lots of water and making sure he is staying well-hydrated.

  9. I empathize for you, I have had headaches for over 2 years, in the beginning I tried everything, OTC, Excedrin for a while and at that time Imitrex was in the trial stages and I was a test subject, I did not care for that and went off.

    I really didint find anything until a few years ago a friend told me about using magnesium, I take (2) 250 mg, once a day and more recently started using peppermint essential oils on my temples, across my forehead and back of my neck. Now I carry it with me and on first sign use as necessary. But make sure if you buy, that it is high quality as they are not all pure. And when I get a headache I also drink tons of “infused water to flush toxins.

    I hope that you find something that works for you.

    Thanks for stopping by OMHG ww this week to share your blog.
    Wishing you well!!
    Hugs
    Karren

  10. Doctors told me that migraines would probably be a side effect after my brain surgery…they were right. :( I get headaches often and take 2 Aleve every day, just in case. Another thing that I found really helpful…when I feel one coming on, I get my lavender essential oil and sniff for awhile, which helps it not to get so bad. :)

    • magknj72@gmail.com

      Hi Jamie! I haven’t heard of using lavendar….guess I better stock up on my essential oils as someone else recommended peppermint for headaches. Thanks for stopping by!

  11. wow I thought I was the only person out there with constant headaches! it’s kind of reassuring to know that there are many others (sucks to be us!) I think mine are more of the cluster variety but they are also hormonally triggered too. I just take a mixture of things (like you do) and eventually something works and life goes on…..until the next one!

  12. I remember having a lot of sinus headaches growing up in Connecticut. I don’t get them as much here in Florida. But I have a lot of sympathy for people who do. Thanks for sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

  13. I can definitely relate. I’ve had migraines since I was 9 or 10. They had me on some strong stuff (Darvon!!!) back then. Like you I start with the OTC (Tylenol), then move to Imitrex or Relpax if I’m sure it’s a migraine and not just a stress headache (yes, I get them all). I do keep some Vicodin on hand for emergencies, but I find it doesn’t really help the headache, just put me to sleep.

    I’ve tried essential oils with little success, but I’m interested to learn about the Magnesium. I’ve also been told that vitamin B2 is helpful. And I’ve had many massage therapists show me a pressure point below the thumb, in the meaty part. The idea is to push into that area with a finger, kind of pinching from the other side. It hurts, but you should hold it for a couple minutes. #BlogBoosterParty

    • magknj72@gmail.com

      Debbie, I never heard about the pressure point below the thumb. Thanks for the info. and for stopping by!

  14. My migraines magically disappeared once I went through menopause. Just another added benefit. :) I know you said you don’t like to take pills but Excedrin Migraine worked for me. Thanks for adding this to the Healthy Living Link Party. We hope you will come back next Wednesday.

  15. I have TMJ so I get headaches wayyy more than I’d like, about 3x - 5x a week. I normally just take Ibuprofen but it isn’t always effective so I will have to give your routine a try! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

    • magknj72@gmail.com

      Sounds like you need to get a splint from the dentist. My mom went through the same thing and it was terrible! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. My sympathy for all the migraine sufferers. I had 25 years of weekly migraines that would last between 2-5 days. In the early times I was like Mary and took anything that I could try or anyone recommended. Then I learned that these medications can have a rebound effect and actually cause the migraine. Long story short, I did find a drug that helped and worked within an hour. Now for some reason I no longer get migraines.
    Kathleen
    Fridays #BlogBoosterParty

    • magknj72@gmail.com

      So glad you don’t have them anymore. I don’t get them as often as I used to, thank goodness! Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen!

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