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What household foods help cure a headache?


I have a headache, & i'm going to Disney World this Wednesday with my school as a field trip. I need to get rid of my headache! Please help!
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just rest quietly in a darkened area with a cold compress over your eyes. It helps.  (+ info)

How come I get a major headache after I masturbate in the shower?


Ok, so right after I ejaculate in I masturbate in the shower I get a major headache for about 10-15 seconds. When I masturbate in my room I don't get a headache but if I do it in the shower I do, Why? Thanks.
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The heat from the shower raises your bloodpressure even more than masturbating alone does. This creates pressure in your head.  (+ info)

What can I do to prevent a headache the day after donating blood?


I try to give blood as often as possible because I am O-. But every time I do I get a headache the day after. This Friday, my high school is having a blood drive but I am scheduled to take the ACT on Saturday. How can I prevent the headache after donating blood so I can do as well as possible on the ACT test?
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EAT!!! and DRINK!!! (water)  (+ info)

What could be the reason for a headache with a pounding sensation?


how's it going?

i have been running & weightlifting regularly for about 9 months now with no problems. i started jumping rope as a substitute for running in the winter, and have been doing it for 3 days (6-8 intense intervals separated by short periods of rest.) the problem is; whenever i jump rope i get this headache that seems to go with the pulsing of my heart. the higher my heart rate, the more frequent the pounding. i've never suffered from headaches before, so what might be the cause of this?

thank you in advance.
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I have the same problem! when i go for a jog my heart rate increases... causing the blood to pump more.. i end up with a CHRONIC head pain! like i cant stand up. it goes away in about 3 mins but im left with a painful headache... I'm going for a CT scan tomorrow.. may be due to blood pressure, blockage... or internal bleeding.. ill let you know the results. but i suggest you see a doctor...   (+ info)

What causes a constant headache for two weeks?


My sister has had a migrane headache for the past two weeks. It hasn't went away. She has been to the emergency room twice and they wont do a cat scan until her doctor recommends it. She can't get in the doctor until April 22nd. Does anyone know what could be causing the pain? Any remedies on stopping the pain? I bought her some "Head On", she has also been taking motrin.

The pain is in her forehead, and he works it's way down her neck.
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If her upper teeth hurt it could be her sinuses. Really the only way for her to get help is to really see a doctor.  (+ info)

What can I take to help a headache that will not reduce my fever?


I have a slight fever and a terrible headache. I have always tried to let the fever run its course and I usually end up getting over my illness sooner. But this headache is absolutely miserable.

Are there any OTC analgesics that do NOT have an antipyretic effect?
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What is the difference between status migrainous, chronic daily headache, and transformed migraines?


I have migraines that seem to go on forever and I don't react well to treatment. When I'm not having pain, I'm having the other symptoms. I had a headache specialist who said I had Chronic Daily Headache and Migraines. How can I be sure that they're just regular migraines with chronic daily headaches?
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I have found the following in the net today as I search on and try to answer your queries;

Below lists some of the major headache types:

* Migraine
* Muscle Contraction Headache/Acute Tension Type Headache
* Chronic Daily Headache
* Cluster Headache
* Ice Pick/Ice Cream Headache
* Sinister Headache: Meningitis/Subarachnoid Haemorrhage/Cranial Arteritis
* Facial Headache: Acute Sinusitis, Post Herpetic Neuralgia, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Temporomandibular Joint

Today, despite the toll headaches still take on millions of people around the world, we have made enormous progress in treating them. New medications, combined with nondrug therapies, are preventing, stopping or managing some of the toughest headaches around.

Tension headache
Tension headache is the most common type of headache. Two out of three people will have at least one tension headache in their lifetime.

Sinus headaches: Sinus headaches are associated with a deep and constant pain in the cheekbones, forehead or bridge of the nose.

Ice-cream headache
Eating something very cold can cause a sharp pain in the middle of your forehead or over one temple. People who get migraines may be more likely to get an ice-cream headache — so-named because it comes on immediately after eating ice-cream.

Migraine headache
Three times as many women (15 per cent) as men (5 per cent) suffer from migraine, and hormones are thought to play a significant role.

Cluster headache
Cluster headaches are relatively uncommon and tend to mainly affect men.

Vascular headaches
Vascular headaches are related to blood vessels; includes migraines and cluster headaches.

Secondary headaches
A secondary headache is a side effect of another disorder.

Hormone headache
Some women experience severe headaches including migraines at times when their hormones fluctuate, for example, around the time of their period each month or around the time of ovulation.

Chronic progressive headaches
Also called traction or inflammatory headaches, chronic progressive headaches get worse and happen more often over time.

Eye strain headache
If you have visual problems that have not been addressed by prescription glasses or contact lenses, you can get an eye strain headache, which typically causes pain and a weighty feeling around the eyes.

Temporo-mandibular joint headache
Some people may get muscle tension and pain related to a disorder of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), the joint just in front of each ear, where your jaw bone connects to your skull.

Acute headaches
Seen in children, these are headaches that occur suddenly and for the first time and have symptoms that subside after a relatively short period of time.

Mixed headache syndrome
Also called transformed migraines, this is a combination of migraine and tension headaches. Both adults and children experience this type of headache.  (+ info)

How do I get rid of a headache that a knot in my back is causing?


I have had a knot in my back, near my left shoulder blade fora couple of months, and lately I think it has been causing a headache. First the headaches just seemed to kick in at the end of the day, but now it pretty much seems to always be there. Any advice how to get rid of it?
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Get the back problem treated and the headache will go away. You may benefit from a professional massage or physical therapy. Or you can see a doctor who specialises in back troubles, they're called Osteopaths. Good luck.  (+ info)

What should I take for a reoccuring headache right inbetween my eyes?


Anyone ever have a headache like this before? I'm going on two weeks with a headache like this! What did you take? Did it work?
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First you should check eyes and take treatment for eyes if problem.

There is no medicine for H/A OR MIGRAINE. Not only these but for almost all painful diseases like RA, Back ache, earache etc. Hence they become chronic.

Acidity, WORRY, sadness, excessive wind, cold , heat, sour food and sinusitis, constipation, intestinal inflammation; drug side effects, stress, bad smell, TV & COMPUTER SOMETIMES,
Blockage in the flow of Vital Energy are their causes. None of them can be treated with medicine. Our 100% success in treating migraine &H/A confirms it.

Acupuncture is the best treatment.
I can treat it with naturopathy and YOG, but how can you manage pl see.

Pain killers don't treat the pain but we loose the sense of pain for some time; in that duration our body itself treats sometime and credit goes to meds.

These useless drugs have enormous power to create hazardous side effects like liver/kidney failure, ulcer, acidity and lot others.

Avoid late sleeping if possible; worry, spicy foods, sour fruits, stale bakery foods and alcohole.
Sweet foods, COCOANUT WATER,sweet fruits, milk, rice, SPROUTS, SALADS and good sleep will help you if cough is not there.

But you try one herbal remedy- two drops of drumstick leaves' juice in opposite nostril if one side pains and both nostrils if full H/A will give you rescue. Betel leaf helps but it is very strong.

Pl search a painful point 3-6 mm behind your thumb nail and press it, H/A will disappear within 30 seconds!

Source(s):
SHREE SWASTHYAYOG TREATMENT, TRAINING & RESEARCH INSTITUTE
R.H. 19, Jhulelal Society, Sector 2/E, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, INDIA.  (+ info)

I have a headache and sometimes i go deaf and all i can hear is my heart?


I have this headache and sometimes I seem to like go deaf for a few seconds and all I can feel is my headache and nothing else and all I can hear is my heartbeat. I do not really know what it is or if it's connected to my headache. I also feel lightheaded. Does anyone know what it is or is there any remedies or advice?
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Sounds like you have symptoms of high blood pressure, especially with the lightheadedness. Go see a Doctor right away, don't wait for a stroke!  (+ info)

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