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migraine headach

  1. Dennis Pace profile image59
    Dennis Paceposted 6 years ago

    yesterday I read a hub about migraines.  So I set out to research this pain.  Recently spoke with a young woman who had suffered from migraines almost every day. She said for her it was brought on by preservatives in food. When she stopped eating preservatives, her headaches went away. I just read about negative ions, and decided to see what you think.

    Studies have also shown a link between negative ion treatment and benefits for the following:

    Migraine Headaches
    Inhaling negative ions regulates the production of serotonin inside the brain. The overproduction of serotonin inside the brain is the cause of migraine headaches.

    A study at Columbia University suggested that negative ion treatment is more effective than anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac and Zolof, and there are no side effects with negative ions.

    The overproduction of serotonin (chemical produced inside the brain) also causes fatigue, and negative ions regulate the production of serotonin inside the brain.

    your comments

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    The Chinese answer is water.  Chinese don't seem to get migraine headaches, at least not to the extent that western seem to, they habitually drink more water each day than my horse could manage.  My Chinese partner starts force feeding me water if I complain about any headache, ulcers in the mouth, body odour, bad skin, dandruff, aching joints, and pretty much anty minor ailment except stomach, and for that our diet turnd immediately to water, well soup actuall, clear soup and lots of it.  After a lifetime of constant little irritations and taking expensive cra@p to not deal with it I have found the answer actually is WATER.  I come to the conclusion that western do so much sugars and salt in processed foods, drink coffee (Chinese think it is bad for you and it is not popular) that our livers and kidneys are permanently working at less than half speed.

    You try it next time you get a run of the mill headache, take half pint of warm water every hour or more and I bet a hairy frog that it will clear itself up faster than with a pill.  Then if slightly convinced you can try it for other things if you have any sense smile

  3. MrGreywolf38 profile image72
    MrGreywolf38posted 6 years ago

    I agree. A lack of hydration is frequently the cause of headaches. Most folks I know don't drink enough. Even the ones you see carrying a bottle of water around don't actually drink very much of it. they just sip it now and then. I have trouble remembering to drink enough water and sometimes I get headaches. When I do I remember to drink water and my headache goes away.

  4. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 6 years ago

    I've suffered migraine headaches since grade school.
    I get flashes of light and temporary blindness as they come on.
    As soon as I notice the "flashing" spots of light and a small spot where there's no "sight," I take 2 full size aspirin and a cup of coffee.
    The flashes and blindness will last until the coffee and aspirin make it to the brain. Then they stop. The wonderful part is that there is no terrible migraine headache pain to follow!
    This has worked for me for 40 yrs!
    I get "migraines" a few times a year.
    The most important aspect is recognizing the onset, then as soon as possible take the aspirin and coffee.
    I Keep coffee in my pot 24/7!
    When I'm travelling, I fill up a thermos at McDonalds with coffee and keep aspirin in the glove compartment.
    Give it a shot! It works for me.
    Good luck!

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      Home Girlposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      So you are "whipping" your body into submission to health with coffee and aspirin. That's interesting. Well, whatever works for you.
      Beating your head on the door knob might help too, you know. big_smile Just counteract internal pain with external. I usually have headaches when I am hungry or when my head is exposed to cold for some time. Normaly I do not have headaches though I have high blood presure, go figure.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Home girl you are not speaking from experience.
        Migraine headache pain is awful and can last for a couple days.
        I consider this to be a "wise-ass" comment: "Beating your head on the door knob might help too, you know.  Just counteract internal pain with external."
        You have earned an eternal trip to my " don't respond list."
        QWark   sad:

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          Home Girlposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Okay, you are right, I apologise sincerely.                                                                                 http://www.pic4ever.com/images/rose.gifhttp://www.pic4ever.com/images/rose.gif                                    I know people have terrible pains, my friend does. She has it every day and has to take terrible and very expensive pills in order to function and basically those pills do not help much.

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      china manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What do you fill your thermos with from McDonalds then cos that certainly aint coffee they serve big_smile

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 6 years agoin reply to this


        I don't know if your joking...'cause ya don't like what they serve, but, according to McDonaldsSustainableCoffee.com, they make their coffee from 100% Arabica beans which they get from the rainforests of Brazil, Columbia and Costa rica.

        Who knows? All I can say is that when a migraine is coming on and I'm travelling, Mickey D's coffee has always worked for me.


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          china manposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Must be the way they stew it to death, maybe it is the burnt hydrocarbons that do the trick !

          1. qwark profile image60
            qwarkposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Hahaha...could be!
            Whatever the hell it is, it works...lol  smile:

  5. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    i have occasional migraines due to stress, lack of sleep and a pinched nerve.
    Caffeine does help and started using Excedrin Migraine tablets and admit that they do help!