Friday, September 19, 2008

Headache

I have had a headache for 5 days... my forehead feels like it is going to explode. Can't take painkillers because I've been over using them. Anyone know any home remedies (other than caffeine) that will help?

9 Comments:

Blogger Alex said...

Steam. Lots of it.

September 19, 2008 7:31 AM  
Blogger Malnurtured Snay said...

Curling up with a cat.

You laugh, but when I tuck Guy under my arm when I've got a headache and lay down, he seems to draw the pain unto himself.

Poor cat.

September 19, 2008 8:18 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Massage! When would you like one? Please call for your free appointment :)

September 19, 2008 9:03 AM  
Anonymous JJT said...

For the long lingering headache, rest seems to be the cure. From personal experience, I think the cause is fatigue.

For the occasional migraine, I find an icepack or cold compress does wonders. The occasional bath while doing so also helps.

I realize with that last statement, I have now somewhat emasculated myself.

September 19, 2008 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

Do you have a history of migraines? With your headache, does it affect your vision in any way, or do you get nausea? Even without those side effects though, it could still be a lingering migraine. Call and speak with your doctor's nurse about things you can try, and they may even give you free samples of migraine meds you can try. I take Maxalt when I notice a migraine starting, and it works great.

JJT is also right, rest and an ice pack in a darkened room will usually help wonderfully.

And if possible, try not to stare at a computer screen too long everyday. I know that will be hard, since you like computer games, but that can also cause strain and headaches. :)

Just curious, when you say you've been overusing painkillers, how many milligrams have you been taking everyday?

September 19, 2008 3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I notice that I get headaches from using pain killers..Kind of like from coming down off of them..just a thought..
a good ole ice pack always works wonders for me..most of the time I use that and then take a nap.
Feel better sunshine...
~annie

September 19, 2008 4:01 PM  
Blogger Cassie said...

you're stressed out. Also Rissa are you taking vitamins? I ALWAYS get a terrible headache when my iron is low, I take a multivitamin and I am feeling better soon after. But you are also stressed out. You need to try and regroup/relax a bit. You're in an overwhelming state right now.

September 19, 2008 10:36 PM  
Blogger jpb2525 said...

Lots of advice here.....the key - take care of yourself! Lots of water - and a few advil. Rest and repeat!

September 19, 2008 10:43 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

Feel Better :-) ... that's all I got

September 20, 2008 3:45 PM  

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