Feel sooo horrible
March 11, 2013 2:02am CST
I'm working my overnight shift tonight and I'm absolutely miserable. I didn't take my antidepressant because I was out and it is a dual treatment for depression as well as migraines. I have a refill waiting at walmart but the pharmacy hours were shorter yesterday as it was a Sunday and I really wanted sleep so I figured I'd just go get it tomorrow. My mistake, I've had the shakes, chills, sweats and headache since I woke up and I feel absolutely horrible. I don't know how I'm going to make it through the night.. anyone have any non-medication ways to treat migraines to help me get through this??
• United States
11 Mar 13
Oh I'm so sorry to hear that! I do get migraines occasionally but it is nothing that good old aspirin or mefenamic acid cannot handle. I would usually take it with a warm glass of milk then shut the lights off and close the blind in my bedroom and make sure that nobody will disturb my sleep. Can't you have someone get your prescription for you or have them delivered next time?
• United States
27 Mar 13
there is a practice in japan that I started to follow, and that is to drink 4 glasses of water upon rising on an empty stomach...The following is from the article at this website: http://network.nature.com/groups/skepticism/forum/topics/640 They say it can help depression as well as headaches. I do it and it works very well: DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases: Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases. METHOD OF TREATMENT 1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 × 160ml glasses of water 2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes 3. After 45 minutes you may eat and drink as normal. 4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours – ie you can drink straight after a meal (within the first 15 minutes) but not for 2 hours after that. 5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day. 6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life . The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/ reduce main diseases: 1. High Blood Pressure – 30 days 2. Gastric – 10 days 3. Diabetes – 30 days 4. Constipation – 10 days 5. Cancer – 180 days 6. TB – 90 days 7. Arthritic patients should follow the above treatment for only 3 days in the 1st week, and from 2nd week onwards – daily. This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times. It is better if we continue this and make this procedure as a routine work in our life . Drink Water and Stay healthy and Active. This makes sense … the Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals ..not cold water. maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating!!! Nothing to lose, everything to gain…