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Head Pains

Head Pains

Does anyone else get head stabbing burning pains ,I get this a lot on one side of my head at the top ,it comes with no warning and goes again ,,does anyone else get this ,is it a fibro thing ? Xxx

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

You can get a headache for many different reasons. So the best treatment is to find the root of the problem, says Kristine L. Gedroic, MD, founder of the Gedroic Center for Integrative Medicine in Morristown, NJ. Your doctor can help.

Natural remedies include:

White willow bark. “White willow is nature’s aspirin,” Selhub says. It has salicin, which tames inflammation. It’s good for headaches and may ease low back pain.

You can take it as tea or as a capsule. In research studies, people took 120-240 milligrams per day as a capsule.

Avoid high doses if you have a sensitive stomach. Willow bark should not be used in anyone under 18 because of a higher risk of a serious condition called Reye’s syndrome.

Boswellia comes from the boswellia tree. It’s also known as Indian frankincense. In one study, people who often get cluster headaches had milder, less frequent headaches when they took boswellia.

Caffeine. Combining acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or other pain relievers with caffeine may work better than taking them alone for migraine headaches and tension headaches. But caffeine withdrawal is a known cause of headaches as well.

Feverfew and butterbur. These herbs may help prevent and treat migraine pain. There is some research that shows they might work, but more studies are needed.

What Else Helps
Omega-3 fatty acids. These “good fats” lower inflammation. That can help with joint pain and stiffness, back pain, and pain from menstrual cramps.

Experts recommend foods high in omega-3 fatty acids: fatty fish, canola oil, Brussels sprouts, spinach, and foods with added omega-3s like eggs. Or you can take up to 3 grams of fish oil per day as supplements, with your doctor’s permission.

Probiotics. These bacteria live in your gut and help keep you healthy. Probiotics may lessen inflammation. It may also help with irritable bowel syndrome, especially pain and bloating.

Try foods high in probiotics, like some yogurts (look for “live active cultures” on the label), kimchi, kefir, and sauerkraut. You can also take a probiotic supplement.

I just looked this up and next time I have a headache I am going to try some of these myself. :)

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

All the time. Those headaches only go away when they decide to go away. I am enjoying none at the moment but they come and go but last from 3 days to three weeks.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes, the very top ( back ) of my head. It's so weird it appears out of no where, very sore. There was a time when i scratched it and was bleeding. My husband told me i did it in my sleep. I was using the large hair clips to hold my hair up, thinking it was from that, no it wasn't.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I get those all the time. I call them the ice pick pain cause it feels like someone just runs up stand me in the temple side area with an ice pick and runs off. And then there is a pressure like feeling left behind my eyeball. I have no idea what it is.

posted over 4 years ago
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