Those with headaches know: a headache is never “just a headache.” Headaches can be debilitating, causing everything from intense, pounding pain to nausea and sensitivity to light and noise. And pretty much everyone gets them! Headache is one of the most common symptoms in the general population, with migraine and tension-type headaches accounting for most cases. Hey, at least it helps to know you’re in good company, right? What to do about your headaches depends on why you've got one. If it's a tension headache, there are things you can try rather than suffer through it. That includes using hot or cold packs on your head or eyes, relaxing, improving your posture, or getting a soothing massage. Science says all of these tricks can be helpful. Also, stress is a huge trigger, but surprisingly, studies show that minor stressors (can't find your keys) tend to cause more headaches than big ones (stressing about climate change). So, try not to sweat the small stuff. That’s good advice in general—that way we stress less, and save our real worry for the big stuff that matters! Migraines and headaches caused by infections and chronic disease can be more serious—even debilitating—and relief is harder to come by. While you’re addressing the underlying health issue, you can still take care of yourself with stress relief and relaxation techniques, in addition to (or maybe even instead of) pain meds. Acupuncture, especially from a skilled practitioner with expertise in headaches, can provide amazing natural pain relief, as can medicinal plants (feverfew is one to try) and essential oils. We especially love lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus because they're super-soothing when inhaled or applied topically, or both. Some also swear by saunas and hot yoga, so if sweating helps your head, try both! Blue light-blocking glasses might also help relieve the headache you get from staring a computer for hours on end (also, don't do that, okay?). And remember: if anyone ever says it’s “just” a headache, they’ve clearly never had a bad one!
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everyday I'm in pain and I don't know why I'm guessing it could be stress. my arms always aching on and off and my jaw hurts then I get headaches but I don't know why. I play guitar and workout but that used to never cause any pain and tylenol doesn't work either
I feel like I have a lot of emotions that are suppressed and idk how to do it without always crying all day and night. Crying headaches are not the move:/
I’m wondering if mold exposure could be the cause of my dizziness? my PT can’t figure out exactly what’s causing my “feels like i’m on a boat all day + mild nausea” dizziness. Also chronic sinus infections and bad headaches. No respiratory issues though so that makes me think maybe not? any advice/similar experiences is appreciated 💕
I've been constipated for 6 weeks now I've tried several recommendations from my doctor and I am even gotten 2 enemas which have been horrible and extremely painful... Along with a constipation i have syndrome including vomiting/vomiting blood, nausea, extremely bad stomach pain, fatigue, headache, fever, chills ect.... If you have any suggestions on what i can do or try or if you think I could have seriously sick please tell me I'd really appreciate it cause I always so miserable Ive been cryin