I have migraine headaches and it hurts a lot, i use medication but it doesn’t help. I know going to the emergency room will take forever. Is there anything i could at home that could help me ?
Don’t waste time reading this now… or any other answers you get on this forum as looking at a computer screen exacerbates the problem.
The only thing you can do if the medication (you don’t mention what it is) isn’t helping is as suggested. Go into your bedroom or wherever it is quiet and turn off all the lights and lie down with eyes closed. If it does not improve go to the ER.
I know how you feel as I had migraines along with sinus, cluster, and tension headaches when in the USAF.
For future reference it is imperative to medicate when you first get the “aura” that almost always precedes the onset. Mine were visual.. spots in front of my eyes and blurring of vision. I used to take Caffergot (ergotamine) which is still in use today according to Medscape. One of the doctors (flight surgeon) I worked for then was an Osteopath by training and believed in his “headache diet” low in histamines. It helped quite a bit actually. Try reducing or eliminating the following from your diet: citrus fruits, bananas, coffee, tea, nuts, cheeses, chocolate, and preserved or marinated foods.
The real key to treatment of any pain is to medicate right away when symptoms appear. You cannot “chase pain”.. unfortunately once it comes it is tough to rid yourself of it.
Best of luck to you.. I can sympathize with your plight.
by: SGT V
on: 22nd February 09