I have been up since 5am in the dark living room with the worst migrain ever!!! I have tryed tylenol,water, peanut butter, cinnamon past to the forehead, Ice on my head and then heat. Nothing is working. It got so bad, I got sick!!
Meditation. yet it is more of a long term solution, at least at the beginning. Get better soon.
I totally wish that I could help. my suggestion would be go to the emergancy room especially if yuo got sick.
darn...hmm...I know it's stretching it but if you have any amythest crystals they are said to be great healing crystals. I tried it once on my husband and he said it sort of worked. I layed the crystal on his forehead and he said it felt like something was being pulled away from his hed and into the crystal.
I know not a lot of ppl believe in this kind of thing but I do!
WOW weird yes I have one. Its my birthstone.
You can try it and just see. You lay down, place the stone on your forehead where it seems to hurt the most and close your eyes. Then you ask (yes weird) the stone to please help heal you. And you just lay there for a while. After it's done you should cleanse your crystal/stone whatever form it is in by running a bit of warm water over it. You can use salt, there is actual stone and crystal salt cleansing you can buy. But if you don't have it other salt will do but not too much because it can get into the cracks and hurt your stone/crystal.
My suggestion would be hop off the PC immediately and go lie down in a dark room and think pleasurable thoughts )
OK...here goes: I've had severe Migraine for over 40 years. Here's what has worked for me now and in the past (don't do them all at the same time):
1. Take Excedrine: works really well, but may give you a stomach ache
2. OR Take Imitrex or Frova or Relpax (need a prescription. Pretty expensive without insurance. If you have a doctor, he/she may be able to give you some samples.) Works well, but makes you fell a little weird.
3. Take in extra Oxygen: Breathe quickly in little short breaths, like they teach you when you're having a baby. Continue, in intervals, for several minutes. Rest a second or two and repeat.
4. Don't lie down. (this makes my headaches worse.) Move around, slowly. Do some inane tasks: the dishes, the laundry, etc) Wear sunglasses. Turn off radio, TV and computer. Don't talk, it hurts!
5. Eat something, so the blood goes to your stomach. Drink a cup of coffee. It constricts the blood vessels in the brain.
6. If you feel you have to lie down, prop your head up so the blood doesn't engorge the blood vessels in the brain. A dark, quiet room is good. And make sure it's very cool; hot dilates the blood vessels
1. Be careful of what you eat. Avoid anything with yeast in it and certain foods and beverages (consult the internet.)
2. Eat regularly and get regular sleep at night.
3. Take a baby aspirin every day, it stabilizes the blood vessels (this has cut my headache occurances in more than half.)
Agree, get off the computer. Try to meditate. Try the crystal idea. If that doesn't work, put a cool washcloth over your head & eyes or seep two green tea bags in cool water and put those over your eyes.
Sometimes caffeine works well, if you are willing to drink a bit of coke, pepsi, mt. dew or a cup of coffee.
Feel better soon.
Yes, find out if there are foods that trigger it. With me it is a combination of certain foods and stress and I get visual problems that are scary even though I know what's happening. I have found that taking Ginko helps prevent me getting attacks and lessens symptoms. I also take Valerian if I have a migraine to calm me down and get rid of the pain.
kmackey- you feeling any better now? I've never had a migraine, but I hear they're miserable. I hope you're feeling at least a bit better!
Is there any chance you're in caffeine withdrawal? That can cause some really horrible, migraine-like, head pain.
Another possibility: Is there any chance, even though your nose may not be blocked up, it could be a sinus headache? Medicine for sinus headache might help if it could be that.
(I know people get plain old migraines, but sometimes the above two can make a migraine-like headache.) (I wouldn't have posted this hours and hours after you did, but I used to get them; and I know they can last for whole days at a time.)
I am about ready for bed but, I think my migraines are caused from TMJ, I have a clicking in my jaw, and I remember my dentist asking months ago if I was having problems with migraines. Well I wasn't then, but I am now. I tend to bite down and not even realize I am doing it, which causes the migraines and they seem to be getting more and more frequent. When I first started getting them, a friend of mine told me too eat a tablespoon of peanut butter, worked every time. It didn't work today, the migraine I had this morning lasted about 8 hours, even making me sick. I can still feel it it my head now and it started at 5am or so.
Migraine is crap - I used to have them all the time. Here are my top tips to get rid of one:
Sweet Marjoram essential oil - it works a treat! I run myself a hot bath before bed, put about 15 drops in and go to bed. Voila! In the morning it's gone. Bonus is it's not an expensive oil.
Sex - something to do with the hormones you release at orgasm that dilates the blood vessels.
Cry - I get migraines if I've been holding onto emotions and not expressing them. A good cry always makes my migraine go.
Medication - I don't know what kind of medicine you have over there for migraine or what they're called, but in the UK there is an over the counter migraine product called Syndol that has paracetamol, codeine and a muscle relaxant. It also does the job.
I hope you feel better soon Kmackey! Your daughter turning sixteen may not have helped!
Sometimes a cup of coffee cures my migraines. Well, really anything that stimulates blood circulation might work. I've also found taking a little extra niacin works, too.
A drop of lavender oil on each temple and lying back with a cold compress over the eyes usually helps.
K, so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I've had this happen to me before, and had no Tylenol or aspirin in the house. Drink caffeine. As much as you can get. Tons of it. Then lay down in a darkened room, meditate (as much as you can with a blinding headache) with a cool cloth on your forehead.
Get well soon, as the forums are not the same without you!
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