Rossie, thank you, it's a bit better now! I'm glad that you don't get awful headaches! And especially nice that Advil takes care of them for you! When I get very slight headaches sometimes that helps, but usually it turns into a migraine at some point, so I try to keep some meds on hand!
Kira, actually the last time I was there they did give me Reglan and Atarax in IV form which does help, they did give me some to bring home with me in pill form, I took it but this time I got no results I thought about going to the ER but I don't have insurance right now, so my mom was nice enough to give me a pain killer (the good kind) and after that and some rest with a cold wash cloth and some head rubs from my sweetie it eventually went away and even in time to watch the fireworks Sounds like you have been through the bad headache routine yourself, though! They're awful
I feel for you Peggi... Migraines can be completely debilitating and lots of people don't understand that. I've had migraines since I was 15. My birth control pill was worsening them so I changed that, I get tension headaches, 3 years ago I got glasses and still have trouble with that, my migraines have not gone away but caffeine seemed to be making them worse so I gave up coffee about 6 months ago (that was tough as I was a major coffee drinker and just went cold turkey) and about 2 years ago I started getting cluster headaches. I didn't know they had a name until this poll. I'm so glad to finally have a name for that. I'd be walking down the street going about my normal headache day and then be stopped dead in my tracks in so much pain and I had no idea what it was.
I get sinus head aches often. I really think I need to be back on allergy shots but I don't have insurance at the moment . I get migraines too but most of them are related to the sinus issue and not getting relief. The only thing that takes my migraines away are these expensive prescription pills So I save those for the ones when I just can't take it anymore. Without meds, my migraines can last up to 3 days straight. It hurts to even touch my head. It starts hurting my neck and shoulders. I get them so bad that I cry at times because there is just nothing else to do. My fiance is sweet and rubs my forehead and temples. If it's sinus he will massage with his thumbs on both sides of my nose near my eyes. I've even got out my InfraRed massage and just on the head massager attachment or the rounded one and just hold it against where it hurts. Sometimes it helps to lay in a hot bath with my head slightly under the water.
Most of the time my headaches are the eye strain sort, but they come around sometimes even if I'm not doing anything that would strain my eyes. I tend to either take a short nap or a few aspirin to fix the pain.
I am currently on day 4 of an intense migraine, though it has temporarily died down, so I am just curious about who gets headaches as well! So, what type do you tend to get?
Ouch, day four! Mine rarely get that long lived, though I just got over a three day one yesterday.
I get migraines (which are chronic and of varying intensities), clusters, tension, sinus, and occasionally hormonal headaches. The migraines I've had for as long as I can remember, and they have strictly limited my diet since the worst triggers include a good number of food preservatives found in most processed food.
The hormonal ones started a few years after I hit puberty, the tension headaches are actually pretty rare but often become migraine triggers, and the sinus ones started two years ago.
Hangovers are moot, and I'm very, very careful with my love of caffeinated beverages so that I don't become *actually* addicted or suffer withdrawal if I don't have any for a while. And thankfully I rarely have eyestrain problems (at least that I notice). I'm also very careful about never taking more than the recommended dose of medication, even if it seems like I've burned through it too quickly.