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Old 07-26-2008, 03:41 PM
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I suffer from frequent, almost daily headaches. I don't know why - it's probably dehydration or something.

I found that if I wrap a thin blanket around my head and tie it in a half square knot and really tighten it around my eyes and temples, I'll feel immediate relief. If I leave it on for long enough or until it starts becoming uncomfortable, I'll take it off and lo and behold, my headache is gone or minimized.

Just thought you'd like to know.
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Old 07-26-2008, 03:44 PM
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Lol, that's random.
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Yes, pressure is good! I start with a cup of coffee and a Snickers bar, then a hot bath deep enough to soak my head under the water, and then the pressure. (I use a heavy down pillow and balance it on my eyes as I lie in my back.

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Is it a constant headache or does it come in pulses?
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Consult your GP rather than wrapping tight cloth around your skull.
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Is it a constant headache or does it come in pulses?
it's constantly there but I feel it pulsing sometimes. It's cluster headaches that I get, sometimes migraines.

I asked my GP about it. He prescribed a high milligram ibuprofen but it made me sick even though I ate something to buffer it.

some people tell me about psilocybin as a remedy but the effects would last too long to warrant using that for every cluster headache.

and if tightly wrapping a blanket around my head to make me feel better, no biggie.
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I suffer from frequent, almost daily headaches. I don't know why - it's probably dehydration or something.

I found that if I wrap a thin blanket around my head and tie it in a half square knot and really tighten it around my eyes and temples, I'll feel immediate relief. If I leave it on for long enough or until it starts becoming uncomfortable, I'll take it off and lo and behold, my headache is gone or minimized.

Just thought you'd like to know.
Have you seen a doctor about your headaches? Your body may be trying to tell you something. Do you have high blood pressure? When was the last time you checked your eyes to make sure you have the correct rx? You also say it may be dehydration. Have you started drinking more water? You may also try to stretch your shoulders and neck. Tension can build in those areas and cause headaches.

Thanks for the tip. I too use cloth on my headaches from time to time. I usually wet a cloth and drape it over my forehead.
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I suppose I should have read the entire thread before posting! Sorry.
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I myself had migraines regularely, fortunatelly the older I get the rarer it comes.

Good against headache is:

- coffee or at least something with caffein
- relaxation, good breathing exercises
- some say acupuncture would help against some aches

For me the pressure thing only works for a few minutes and afterwards it becomes even worse.
Ah and from "House" I learned that an other ache can eliminate the present ache, because the brain only can concentrate on one.
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There are loads of different remedies and everyone seems to be comforted by different ones. As long as the HA isn't a symptom of a bigger problem, then it really doesn't matter what works as long as something does.

Caution with the caffeine- it is easy to develop tolerance/addition to beverages and even aspirin with small amounts of caffeine. You will then get new headaches from caffeine withdrawal.

MPQ- here's a thought. Are the headaches ever in your temples or just above and in front of your ears? If yes, do you ever grind your teeth at night? TMJ-induced headaches including TMJ induced migraines are not that uncommon.
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