Headaches

  • Paperless_Pen

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    Dec 29, 2013 11:42 PM GMT
    How often do you get headaches? Do you get headaches? There are many types: cluster, tension, migraines etc. For you, does it seem to originate from the scalp, the skull, or just the head in general?

    How do you deal with it? Painkillers? Sex? Masturbation?
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    Dec 29, 2013 11:44 PM GMT
    I get a migraine if I stay in bed too long, especially on a Saturday. They are bad enough to make me throw up! It does mean I get more done while other people are in bed though. I also get caffeine withdrawal headaches, as I am a coffee addict.
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    Dec 29, 2013 11:49 PM GMT
    I gey head-aches when I spend a lot of time playing video games or a little time caring for my mother.
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    Dec 29, 2013 11:52 PM GMT
    Ohno saidI get a migraine if I stay in bed too long, especially on a Saturday. They are bad enough to make me throw up! It does mean I get more done while other people are in bed though. I also get caffeine withdrawal headaches, as I am a coffee addict.


    I have a headache now, which prompted me to start this thread. Incredibly frustrating. My doctor has asked me to keep a journal of what I eat and do. Keep a routine. But it feels like my skull is slowly disintegrating and feeling numb. Have taken some ibuprofen.
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    Dec 29, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    Certain foods cause it, like chocolate, red wine and cheese
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    Dec 30, 2013 12:03 AM GMT
    JohnSpotter saidI gey head-aches when I spend a lot of time playing video games or a little time caring for my mother.

    So caring for your mother is like a short video game?
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    Dec 30, 2013 12:06 AM GMT
    Ohno saidCertain foods cause it, like chocolate, red wine and cheese


    Yeah, I think it's the sugar rush that is affecting my head.
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    Dec 30, 2013 12:07 AM GMT
    I've gone through periods where I'd get them every other day or so. Ibuprofen always gets rid of them. Never knew what caused them.

    I've also had caffeine withdrawal headaches. At work I'd get a triple latte and then on the weekends sometimes not drink any coffee. Sunday evenings I'd get these monumentally painful headaches if I hadn't had any coffee that weekend. I now limit myself to one cup of regular coffee a day, before noon.
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    Dec 30, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    JohnSpotter saidI gey head-aches when I spend a lot of time playing video games or a little time caring for my mother.

    So caring for your mother is like a short video game?

    Caring for my beloved elderly mother is like playing a video game you can't win.
  • MikeW

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    Dec 30, 2013 12:18 AM GMT
    I seldom get them and when I do they tend to be very mild. Just a dull 'ache in the brain' kind of thing that aspirin generally fixes right up. Like Ono, though, I am a coffee addict and if I go cold turkey off it, that's a whole other story. Only thing that helps that is aerobics (expanding the blood vessels).
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    Dec 30, 2013 11:00 AM GMT
    Ohno saidI get a migraine if I stay in bed too long, especially on a Saturday.

    Yeah same here. Until now, I thought it's just me. What's the cause behind such kind of migraine? I have observed that I started getting such migraine after having lasik eye surgery.
    Although, I haven't experienced it recently.
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    Dec 30, 2013 12:13 PM GMT
    you might want to get your eyesight checked out, me and my sister used to get horrible migraines because our eye sight was no longer perfect. You can't always tell yourself because you think fine I can't read that, but it's so far away that no one else could either. It's worth a shot, even if you only need like 0.25 prescription glasses for one eye it can give horrible headaches. Also the caffeine thing for me too.
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    Dec 30, 2013 3:03 PM GMT
    I get migraines. It makes me nauseous and dizzy. Treatment is either food or sleep. I hate migraines. It is not just a headache. Its like your head is being drilled on one side.
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    Dec 30, 2013 3:06 PM GMT
    Usually I have sex with a hot man and/or men or smoke a bowl of weed and it goes away. If that doesn't do it, then more sex will.
  • unicoman1

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    Dec 30, 2013 3:14 PM GMT
    only when I have a sinus infection.. NO headaches... Maybe yer having too much caffeine???
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    Dec 30, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    unicoman1 saidonly when I have a sinus infection.. NO headaches... Maybe yer having too much caffeine???
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    I hand a coconut water to a friend that gets head aches . The Paleo diet also seems to eliminate them by removing wheat and milk from the diet.
  • HPgeek934

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    Dec 30, 2013 4:11 PM GMT
    I get headaches, but get a full blown migraine about once every two months. The only thing that helps is to just lie down and take a nap. I know working in front of a computer all day every day doesn't help with headaches at all.
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    Dec 30, 2013 4:13 PM GMT
    I get them if I am skipping meals, not drinking enough water, not getting sleep, or being outside around a lots of trees and flowers ( sinus)and of course the hangover headaches.

    Painkillers and water help out a lot with most, with the sinus headaches, anti-histamines and nasal sprays help out with that.

    Sleep also helps a loticon_wink.gif
  • tckrguys

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    Dec 30, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    I get severe migraines and have learned to feel the signs and symptoms before they get too bad. I start by taking Midol (yes the OTC menstrual pain medication) and if I get it early enough the migraine stops.

    If not, I have to move to prescription meds like Treximet which knocks my ass out for about 4 hours.
  • mybud

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    Dec 30, 2013 6:10 PM GMT
    When I get a headache, I try to wait it out. I work with youth and their always wanting a pill or drug for headaches and general pain. We're creating a pill driven society.
  • seafrontbloke

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    Dec 30, 2013 9:34 PM GMT
    Sinusitis induced headaches here too, I want to rip my eye out of its socket and the teeth out of the upper jaw when one of those is going on.

    Sudafed is my decongestant / painkiller of choice.
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    Dec 30, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    sinus issues constantly here. Its especially bad when the weather goes from hot to cold suddenly. Its really bad when its under one eye too. Whenever I have a headache I know its going to rain. Starting to think I should have been a weatherman. Havent found an effective way of dealing with it yet . It just comes and goes
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    Dec 30, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    I've had headaches my whole life. Generally I get at least one a week. If I go ten days without one, I notice. Excedrin is the only OTC remedy that works for me, but not always. They're a nuisance.
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    Dec 30, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
    I probably had around 10-12 migraines from ages 12 to 18. They tapered off in my late teen years. My dad thinks they stopped after I came out at 17 because of the relieved stress. I don't buy that. I only have had one since coming out and it was two summers ago. Maybe he's right, but it seems like a coincidence to me.

    Either way, I'm glad they've stopped, because they were unimaginably painful. Knock on wood. For anyone who still struggles with migraines, I highly recommend Excedrin Migraine.
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    Dec 30, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    MCB_ saidI probably had around 10-12 migraines from ages 12 to 18. They tapered off in my late teen years. My dad thinks they stopped after I came out at 17 because of the relieved stress. I don't buy that. I only have had one since coming out and it was two summers ago. Maybe he's right, but it seems like a coincidence to me.

    Either way, I'm glad they've stopped, because they were unimaginably painful. Knock on wood. For anyone who still struggles with migraines, I highly recommend Excedrin Migraine.

    I don't get headaches, I give them.