Did You Know About These Headache Remedies?

Little Angel 2012/06/06 19:37:24
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More than 47 million
Americans have experienced a severe or debilitating headache in the past
three months. Migraines alone affect 9% of the U.S. population and
costs $1 billion a year in direct medical expenses.

There are the
obvious choices for zapping the pain, such as nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (Motrin and Aleve, for example). People with
migraines often take beta blockers or antidepressants to prevent
headaches, and triptans, such as Imitrex or Relpax, once symptoms start.

But if your headaches are persistent or other medications just
aren't cutting it, here are some other approaches you can consider.

Next: Biofeedback

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  • Just me ♥ 2012/06/09 03:44:35
    I knew about all of them...
    Just me ♥
    but I usually just do botox injections for migraine suppression and if I happen to get a migraine, I'll take benadryl, phenergan & vicodin and go lie down in a cold dark quiet room and give it the tincture of time.
  • Little Angel 2012/06/08 16:47:00
    I knew about all of them...
    Little Angel
    I knew about massage and acupuncture but not the others.
    Relaxation and Yoga sound good...I am trying to learn Yoga
    so that is good to know. I have reactions to most pain
  • beach bum 2012/06/07 10:32:26
    I knew about some of them....
    beach bum
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/06/06 22:54:57
    None of the above
    I suffered with migraines for years, tried everything, had every kind of test imaginable. My doctor finally put me on a medication called Amerge, it knocked them within 5 minutes. And eventually they went away for good, I haven't had a headache in about 5 years.
  • Mrkando **Starz... 2012/06/06 23:00:21
    Wow that is good to hear. My daughter suffered for some time with them also and seems to have them under control. Not completely I think but much better.
  • **Starz... Mrkando 2012/06/06 23:02:26
    One month I had 13 in a row. I couldn't function I was in such pain. But that medication knocked them for a loop.
  • Mrkando **Starz... 2012/06/06 23:06:06
    I was just looking at a web site that talks about it. Looks like there are a lot of things to consider before using it but if you pass all those tests then I'm sure it would work. So glad it did for you. I know from my daughters experience they can be horrible to live with. Good for you.
  • **Starz... Mrkando 2012/06/06 23:09:26 (edited)
    My daughter-in-law suffers from them, and nothing seems to work for her. But she works in a lab, cytotech, and she's looking through a microscope all day. And that seems to bring them on quite often.
  • Mrkando **Starz... 2012/06/06 23:13:59
    Yes when your job causes you those kind of problems it can be difficult to resolve. I guess it depends on what brings it on. The problem is there are so many different reasons for it. I take it that what you take will not work for her then?
  • **Starz... Mrkando 2012/06/06 23:47:48
    I don't think she's ever talked to her doctor about it. I've told her many times that's what helped me. And she knows the pain I went through.

    I hope your daughter can be rid of them soon. I wish her the best.
  • EmoMcParland 2012/06/06 20:35:31
    I knew about some of them....
    I get bad migranes about twice a year. My Doctor gives me Demerol & Phenagren
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/06 19:43:23
    I knew about all of them...
    Sister Jean

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