On going headaches

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hi everyone

I have been having really bad headaches for days, they're not responding to any OTC pain meds. I have tried using essential oils to massage my head and neck. It comes with head and ear pressure, feels like my head will explode. It's really bad tension type headache. I have been eating healthy, drinking lots of water. I try to sleep but sometimes insomnia kicks in and I wake up with even a bigger headache. I try to keep track but it's so random, sometimes headaches are worse before periods and sometimes after period. My GP gave me antidepressants/antianxiety pills, I tried it but I couldn't tolerate side effects. Is anyone else experiencing these headaches? Is it another painful peri symptom? what have you tried that worked for you?

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    I have had menstrual migraines for 8 years. They are incapacitating. Recently, I stared to experience auras. I usually tough my migraines out, but I sometimes cave and take baby aspirin. Tylenol does not work. Oh, and I use ice packs. I will take two or three and pack them around my head. Other than that, I just lie in bed and suffer. They usually resolve in 24 hours. I am pretty much useless when they happen.

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    I have had headaches too, that I describe as tension types. Sometimes a tight band around my head, sometimes actual skull or scalp pain. ABSOLUTELY MISERABLE!!!! Hang in there!!

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    yes... ..and what helps me is using my thumb ..and 2nd finger on one hand and squeezing the pressure point on the other hand between your thumb and index finger as hard as you can stand it for as long as you can stand it. I know it sounds funny but it does help.

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    Yes!!! I sometimes have them right before my period.. My period is over as of yesterday and I have one now so it could be sinus too.. When they are bad I have to take 3 IBprofens and have a cool rag over my forehead.

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    I have been having really bad headaches for a long time. I finally found something that seems to work. Tylenol Sinus headache. I thought they were tension headaches but maybe they are sinus related. I hope you feel better soon!

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    Excedrin Migraine, but I haven't used it lately as it doesn't work on the aura-only migraines I've been having. Also keep track of your blood pressure which can cause headaches too if it fluctuates.

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    Ihave a on going headache right now,,, When i get them they last for a couple weeks and eccelerate into migraines here and the,, IT IS TERRIBLE... we all use certain pain killers but for the stress in my shoulders and neck i rub emu cream... IT IS USED FOR SORE MUSCLES, It works very well and has no smell and is somewhat natural!!!! GOOD LUCK HUN!!

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      I'm sorry you're having a headache, I feel your pain. Thank you for sharing your natural remedy, I'll look into that cream. Hope we all find the relief from all peri symptoms soon. Take care.

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