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Originally posted by orangutang
Originally posted by Wookiep
I too have had this affliction almost all my life. I drink lots of water. It doesn't seem to prevent them at all. Thanks for the advice tho!
go see a competent osteopath/chiro and get your neck and back adjusted. be sure the person you choose softens the area by massage or other means before adjusting. your upper neck is certain to be full of tension.
I have what has been diagnosed as "cluster headaches" from time to time. I always think that an expletive should be between the "cluster" and the "headache". Anyway, the begin with sparkly visuals, and when that happens, I know I can truncate the headache with immediate water intake.
Originally posted by spyder550
I had migraines all of my life -- my father a doctor - diagnosed them as sinus headaches -- it turns out my father was not that good a doctor. My wife gave me a Sumatriptan tab one time during a particularly bad headache -- the pain was completely gone in 20 minutes, really changed my life. Turns out Sumatriptan is so effective that it is used to diagnose migraines. Like I said it changed my life.
The water thing is good to dehydration can bring on a wicked headache.
I'll vouch for Sumatriptan too, but it can be expensive.
I have also found that an injection of Maxolon followed by a high dose of asprin knocks out a migraine in minutes but I'm not sure if it is particularly good for you.
I also had a herbalist give me a draught that apparently contained and aresenide compound which completely cured my migraine but they said that you can only have that particular cure once.
Originally posted by chr0naut
reply to post by randyvs
While I totally agree that the natural, drug free way to cure migraines is by far the best option, unfortunately, in my case this has not proved effective.
Considered with the severity and unbearable nature of my migraines, I have been driven to find ANY solution that I could find, even if it was potentially harmful in the long term (as most drugs are).
To some extent, Sumatriptan is "natural" in that it contains a precursor amino acid that your body converts readily into dopamine (a natural neorotransmitter). That being said, it is not 100% effective, nor is it entirely side effect free.
Drinking too much water can actually deplete important electrolytes in the body too, leading to water intoxication (also called water poisoning), Although it is very rare. See this page on Wikipedia for more info secure.wikimedia.org...
As with most things biological, it is a balance that sustains us and there is no simple single "cure" for most ills.