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#1 bubskitkat

Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:08 PM

Does anyone else get stress headaches?

I find I wake up with these and nothing gets rid of them. I used to use coding based tablets but can’t get these anymore. They totally wipe me out for an entire day but being a single mum with an ASD child I can’t stop.

I’m over exhausted at the moment which is not helping

#2 bubskitkat

Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:10 PM

I used to get these a lot more worse due to having my nose broken multiple times and since having sinus surgery and the nose re broken and straightened it’s been a lot better.



#3 PrincessPeach

Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:24 PM

I used to a lot. Nurofen plus & an hour power nap would mean i could then function for the day.

#4 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:34 PM

I find amines give me a shocking headache. Chocolate, salmon, bananas are all very high in amines. I would look to cut down and see if that helps.

#5 IamOzgirl

Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:42 PM

Could you not ask your Dr for Codeine?

I have been lucky enough to get two dose of codeine in the last year. I cut the tablets down to 15mg and take two Panadol with it. So just like OTC codeine.

#6 crazypenguin

Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:50 PM

Yes, chiropractor helped amazingly for years. Then I recently discovered that if I have only one or two cups of tea a day I don't get them to start with! 10 years I had been suffering!

#7 PoolsideMasterchef

Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:55 PM

OOOOH YES  big time.

Make sure you drink a lot of water. Overheating is a big trigger for headaches for me.  As is going for too long without eating (low blood sugar? )  Taking Magnesium is supposed to help so I do taht.

Get your eyes tested too. Squinting or not focussing properly can cause headaches.

#8 Julie3Girls

Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:05 PM

Definitely get them.
I also find a hold a lot of tension/stress in my neck, and that actually causes a lot of my headaches. Luckily I’ve found a great physio who is help a lot with the neck, which eases off the frequency of the headaches.

#9 DirtyStreetPie

Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:08 PM

You have my sympathy, OP and PPs. I've just spent the weekend with a headache that just won't quit. Painkillers did nothing (they do normally work, but occasionally do not). As mentioned up thread, my usual procedure is Nurofen and a nap.

I have been eating a bit of chocolate lately. I'll cut that out (once I'm done with these couverture buttons I'm eating right now lol) and see how that goes. Wasted the whole weekend on this stupid headache. :(

#10 Ozquoll

Posted 12 January 2020 - 08:57 PM

Timely thread for me. Am on a family holiday, and between the driving, the noise, the stress and (I think) eating too many foods with wheat in them, I have had a nasty painkiller-resistant headache for two days. The cottage we are staying at tonight has an open-plan living/dining/kitchen with concrete floors - whenever anyone talks it echoes about fifty times off all the hard surfaces 🤯🙉. Just want a sensory deprivation chamber....

#11 GlitteryElfFarts

Posted 13 January 2020 - 06:23 AM

DD20 takes 2 of the Panadol that contains caffeine plus 2 ibuprofen and hers are gone in an hour max.

#12 *Andi*

Posted 13 January 2020 - 07:14 AM

Are you clenching or grinding your teeth while you sleep? I've needed physio and a mouth guard for that in the past (it caused jaw issues). Now I notice myself clenching and getting a headache when I'm stressed.

#13 IShallWearTinsel

Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:27 AM

I'm suffering terribly with migraine and headache s I'm on permanent preventers but they bring them down to every 6 weeks or so rather than 2 days a week incapacitated

#14 Kiraffe

Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:40 AM

Neck and shoulder stretches worked for me. If I go without the stretches for a few days I start to get the horrible headaches again.

#15 ........

Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:10 PM

View PostJulie3Girls, on 12 January 2020 - 08:05 PM, said:

Definitely get them.
I also find a hold a lot of tension/stress in my neck, and that actually causes a lot of my headaches. Luckily I’ve found a great physio who is help a lot with the neck, which eases off the frequency of the headaches.

physio session yoga strech specifically for neck/shoulder and when it gets really bad i resort to diazepam (Valium) to relax the neck muscle

Edited by ........, 15 January 2020 - 02:11 PM.


#16 Fossy

Posted 15 January 2020 - 02:49 PM

Try aspirin, works wonders for mine. 3 tablets - 900mcg at first sign of pain, lie down and they generally resolve.  If not I hit stronger meds, I find relpax works well for me.  Maybe talk to your doctor and develop a plan with a few options to work through.

#17 F.E.B.E

Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:42 PM

I never used to but recently had them daily for about 6 weeks  -was hideous. Dr gave me long-acting ibuprofen just for short term use. A good shoulder/neck/head massage from a Chinese massage therapist was the only thing that properly got rid of it for a week or so at a time.

Might be worth getting your blood pressure checked too.

#18 limakilo

Posted 16 January 2020 - 03:58 PM

What do you feel and where do you feel it?
I get all sorts of headaches and also migraines, and my approach is different for each.

#19 JustMyGirl

Posted 16 January 2020 - 04:11 PM

I do get them and they stem from upper body tension brought on by stress. Using one of those spiky balls and rolling them over the trigger points in my shoulders and upper back fixes the headaches for me.

#20 IamOzgirl

Posted 16 January 2020 - 10:16 PM

 JustMyGirl, on 16 January 2020 - 04:11 PM, said:

I do get them and they stem from upper body tension brought on by stress. Using one of those spiky balls and rolling them over the trigger points in my shoulders and upper back fixes the headaches for me.

Is there a YouTube example of this?




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