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Does anyone have any recommendations to get rid of the headache?

Hello everyone,
I've been suffering from debilitating migraine for several years.
Before, the pain was just mild, but now I'm not able to tolerate the pain. I've continual headaches until now. I'm tired of all the medicines that I have taken over these years. Due to the COVID outbreak, I'm working from home. But now I'm unable to work due to chronic headaches. I discussed my condition virtually with a GP, and he recommended that chiropractic is an effective treatment for headaches. So, I'm considering visiting a
as soon as possible.
Does anyone have any other recommendations to get rid of the headache?
I'm grateful for any advice and suggestions.

  1. Hi Entwes,

    Thank you for reaching out to us with your questions. Let me see what information I can give you that may be helpful.

    The important thing is to get an accurate diagnosis. Once we have an accurate diagnosis, it will allow us to get the correct treatment and learn all we can about our disease.

    You mentioned you have migraine and are experiencing daily head pain. Are these tension-type headaches (possible migraine attack trigger) or migraine attacks? The thing about migraine is it can fall on a spectrum from mild to severely debilitating and pretty much anything in between and it's possible to have migraine pain every day. And if it's migraine pain, it can transform fairly quickly into chronic migraine.

    Is there any chance you are taking something every day, or near daily to help relieve this pain? We can unwittingly get ourselves into something called rebound, or medication adaptation headache (which is fairly controversial) if we take pain relievers, whether they are over-the-counter or prescription, more than two to three days a week. If we get ourselves into this cycle, our migraine attacks may be more difficult to treat, and we can end up in a daily cycle of pain that, too is hard to break. I've been here, and it's not fun.

    Before trying any "natural" supplement, it's always a good idea to talk with the doctor. These supplements can interact with other medications and/or diseases we have and may have some not so pleasant adverse events.

    Chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, acupressure, acupuncture, cranial sacral manipulation care can be wonderful additions to our regime. The thing about chiropractic care is most headache/migraine disease experts (doctors who are certified in headache medicine, which is different than being certified in neurology) suggest it for back pain, and not have the neck manipulated.

    The other option is to look into devices. I'm currently using Cefaly (prevent and stop an attack) and Nerivio to stop an attack. These are a great non-pharmacological addition to my treatment plan.

    Please let me know what you think!
    Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

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