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My head hurts terribly, what can I do beside lying down and taking ibuprofen? I can’t sleep due to the pain either!
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do you have a head massager? It looks like a wire thing with little balls to blunt the prongs

also breathing exercises
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drink water, listen to music/watch a film
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headaches are actually really serious if you have a sudden onset with immense amount of pain and depends on your age as well. migraines usually have a family history. Go phone NHS 111 or go for a GP to get it checked out!! but if its similar to the normal headaches that u get, drink more water, prob dehydrated
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Thanks guys the advice was really helpful.

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headaches are actually really serious if you have a sudden onset with immense amount of pain and depends on your age as well. migraines usually have a family history. Go phone NHS 111 or go for a GP to get it checked out!! but if its similar to the normal headaches that u get, drink more water, prob dehydrated
You see it’s like how should I say.. migraines have this specific pain for me and at the beginning I know it’s a migraine and it’s not as bad and I can continue with whatever but usually it develops into something very very very brutal and terrible.

I’ve had 3 serious ones so far with one starting last May and I’ve Also had a few smaller ones which when I usually sleep on they disappear otherwise they develop into something worse that actually makes me think that I’ll die. I went to the AE last week and the doctor said to just use ibuprofen and to sleep on it and that there’s barely any information on them and how they’re triggered, he also told me to visit the gp if it repeats a few times.

But today’s one was mild. I rarely get one just one every few months but recently I had one last week and one today. What’s funny is that nobody in my family has migraines as well. should I book an appointment at my gp to just on this matter?
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Thanks guys the advice was really helpful.


You see it’s like how should I say.. migraines have this specific pain for me and at the beginning I know it’s a migraine and it’s not as bad and I can continue with whatever but usually it develops into something very very very brutal and terrible.

I’ve had 3 serious ones so far with one starting last May and I’ve Also had a few smaller ones which when I usually sleep on they disappear otherwise they develop into something worse that actually makes me think that I’ll die. I went to the AE last week and the doctor said to just use ibuprofen and to sleep on it and that there’s barely any information on them and how they’re triggered, he also told me to visit the gp if it repeats a few times.

But today’s one was mild. I rarely get one just one every few months but recently I had one last week and one today. What’s funny is that nobody in my family has migraines as well. should I book an appointment at my gp to just on this matter?
What sort of migraines do you get? Aura or one sided.

Different people have different remedies.
Go and see GP and get some specialist medication.
You can normally tell at least 12hrs before it happens that you will get one.
Mine last anything from 24-72 hours and if im unlucky I can get a cluster plus vomiting.

I find ibuprofen the least useful and aspirin to be a bit better.
Icepack or cold flannel.
One oif those cheap headache roll on things for head.
Cold shower.
Dark room
avoid bright lights moving images- dont watch films and get off internet and phone.
Some accupuncture or head massage on pressure points
Sometimes vomiting.
Sleep


Unless you have immigran i.e migraine medication which can actually tackle a migraine, then you just have to ride it through if its a real migraine.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/migraine/
https://www.migrainetrust.org/

keep a diary of how often and when plus how long they last and anything you think might be the cause. Your first step is to identifying any trigger points.
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Drink ginger tea and keep hydrated.
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Yeh I’ll get an appointment booked then. I have it one sided without auras but it spreads to the back of my neck, jaws and puts pressure on my eyes. Bright lights really do bother me as well as loud noises. It rarely happens but it’s the mild ones that are the most common with the more severe ones happening every 2/3 months or so. Thanks for the advice guys!
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