Home remedies for headaches?

@juicemilk (2286)
Australia
November 16, 2006 5:04pm CST
I suffer from Chronic Daily Headaches and no over the counter pain medication helps at all. I'm in the process of seeing a neurologist, and have tried a few medications so far, but none that work :( So does anyone have any home remedies to suggest? I'll be willing to try almost anything!
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@camo26 (1418)
16 Nov 06
I suffer bad headaches and migrains most days also i find that if you lye down with a warmish cloth over your eyes it works usually but if your in no position to do this i usually grin and bare it and try my hardest to think of something else till it passes. Also im glad your getting it checked out i had an aquatence who had similar problems everyday and it turned out that it was a blood clot in his brain.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
Thanks :) I've had scans so there's nothing in my brain, which is good and bad, at least I would have had an explanation! My headaches don't pass though they just vary in intensity. I will try the warm cloth when I'm at home though
@camo26 (1418)
16 Nov 06
oh yeh i forgot it can also have a lot to do with your diet as i was told by my doctor to try different diets and i found if i had a lot of cheese or dairy then i would get a migrain i also found that if i didnt have a proper breakfast in the morning (my usuall was just a cup of coffee) then i would start getting headaches around about lunchtime. I hope some of this helps as i do know what it feels like :)
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
yep I dont drink caffiene anymore :( I did do a food diary for a while and we didn't notice that it was anything I was eating
• Malaysia
18 Nov 06
I had the same problem too. I'm not sure if you can cure it at the same way or not but when I used to have headache before, I was adviced by a friend to see the eyes specialist. Eventually the reason was because of my eyes sight. One of them short sighted and I never realized.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
18 Nov 06
thanks for the tip :) I've had my eyes checked and they are 20/20
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
18 Nov 06
i feel your pain. i actually posted a discussion similar to this a few days ago..but in regards to migraines. i get headaches almost every day and migraines a couple times a month. ive actually had a headache every day for the past 15 days...and 2 of those were migraines. but i really dont know what to tell you. i take excedrin migraine even for non-migraine headaches because nothing else seems to work for me. usually i only take 1 but then take another later on if it still doesnt go away. for a migraine, i take 2 (which i usually end up throwing up). you know, one thing that does help is massaging your temples (with a lot of pressure)..or better yet, having someone massage your temples. it depends where the headache is, but sometimes that works really well!
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
18 Nov 06
thanks :) I usually try and get my boyfriend to massage my neck and shoulders, but he tries to avoid it!
@ossie16d (11827)
• Australia
17 Nov 06
I think the first thing you need is a proper diagnosis of the problem juicemilk. Until then, suggest you lie down in a quiet darkened room and see if that helps. Good luck when you see the neurologist. :)
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
17 Nov 06
my diagnosis is Chronic Daily Headaches :)
@funfreak2k2 (1740)
• India
16 Nov 06
water also cures headaches. try taking water in a systematic way, i.e., a glass an hour. it usually gives results in two - three days. did u watch when r u getting headache ? i mean the time, when u do something ... like that. dont be hungry for longer hours keep eating freaquently in small quantities. this may help. avoid taking cold water.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
17 Nov 06
thanks, but it has nothing to do with how much water I drink :) There is no time that I get a headache, I just always have one. Thanks for the tips though!
• United States
16 Nov 06
I am not saying that this applies to you or anything but I am hoping this may be helpful to somebody who comes across this discussion. I always had frequent headaches until I got glasses. Now, if I go most of the day without them I get a headache. If I haven't been wearing them and start wearing them I also get a headache. These headaches (migrians) can last a week. This means I have to choose on or off. Hope this helps somebody :)
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
thanks for the tip! Hope it helps someone :) I've had my eyes tested and they are perfect :)
@nichjake (523)
• United States
16 Nov 06
How much water do you drink each day? Sometimes headaches are the result of not drinking enough. If you don't drink very much try upping your fluid intake and see if that helps at all. It does for me sometimes.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
thanks, but it's not because of dehydration
@kokopelli (4842)
• United States
16 Nov 06
i guess the primary thing is for you to pursue on knowing what's causing the headache. until then, you can't get rid of it. maybe you have to seek another doctor's opinion. i use to have headaches when my eyes are so strained or when i lack sleep so i know i just have to avoid using them, stay away from tv or pc for awhile, lie down and rest my eyes.
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
Thanks :) I've so many doctors and tried lots of different medication, hopefully I find the right one for me soon! I'm getting really tired of having a headache :(
@fritz27 (1137)
• United States
16 Nov 06
do you have sinus problems?
@juicemilk (2286)
• Australia
16 Nov 06
no idea, dont think so though, my headaches are usually around the temples. None of my doctors have ever mentioned sinus problems
@anildeep (248)
• India
18 Nov 06
I am sorry for ur condition, but I donno anything hope u will find a remedy soon....
@magilives (261)
• Australia
18 Nov 06
Hi, I noticed you live in Australia. If you go to Woolworths they sell a natural remedy in the medicine isle called Migrastick. It contains essential oils and you dab it on your temples. I know a chronic migraine sufferer who uses it when she feels a migraine coming on and she doesn't get as many migraines now.
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
18 Nov 06
How much water do you intake everyday, I too get headaches occassionlly, usually I can trace it back to actually being dehydrated. Try making sure you get regular doses of water.
• United States
18 Nov 06
I haven't tried this myself, I can't stand the taste of gatorade, but I was told by several people that if you drink 2 8oz glasses of any flavor gatorade that it will cure headaches.