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What type of headaches do you have?

By January 6, 2009 - 10:22pm
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How many times you got a headache and you did not stop to think what kind it was, you just wanted it to go away and FAST! But before you run to the medicine cabinet should you at least try to find out what type of headache you are experiencing? Do we know how many types of headaches are out there? What do you do stop them?

An article in a health magazine mentioned the following types of headaches as the most common:
1. Migrane
2. Tension
3. Sinus
4. Cluster

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I get migraines and sinus headaches. My migraines get pretty bad and require prescription medication for them. My sinus headaches act up when I have a sinus infection and again have to take prescription medication. I wish I had other alternatives. Does anyone know of alternative treatments for either?

January 11, 2009 - 9:03am

I have experienced migraine, tension, and sinus headaches. I think this may run in the family since both my mother and brother are prone to these three as well.

To answer your question, I do treat the differing headaches in somewhat different manners. For a sinus headaches I make to sure take an allergy pill as well as Tylenol sinus or another sinus related pain medication.

For migraines I take Advil or Exedrine. Then I rest in a dark silent room because light ad noise often increase the pain of migraine headaches. I find cold compresses are often soothing for both migraine and sinus headaches as well.

As for tension headaches I only get these when I have been stressing for a considerable amount of time. So usually I take some Advil and rest, but then I try and hit the gym once it subsides because this is my best stress reliever.

Great question and I hope others respond so we can learn from each others remedies!

January 7, 2009 - 10:24am
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