Thursday, June 11, 2009

Headache Help...

Okay, Ladies..

I'm looking for some help here. I've been having some pretty bad migraines and headaches lately. What can I do (besides prescription-strength meds because clearly, I have no access to a doc at 7:00 pm) to make these go away? We're talking wake up with a headache, go to bed with a headache. Regular 'ol asprin just isn't doing the trick.

What do you all do to help these?

On an unrelated note, I think Big Dog has finally wised up to our tricks. First of all, we've always used baby gates to keep her on whatever floor we're on (she's a naughty, naughty devil...) and to keep her out of trouble. We've never had to lock the gates, just had to lean them up and she's left it alone. Well, enter the teen years.. and now she's realized she can knock them over.

As if that wasn't bad enough, she's also decided that NOTHING will get her inside. I used to ask her if she was hungry and she'd go flying in. Or I'd even pull out the, "Where's daddy?" and she'll go running. On occasion, I'd even get away with, "Who's here? What was that?" and in she goes. Now? Nothing. I have to literally chase her inside. We used to do treats and I'm thinking we're going to have to go back to that to train her again. Then, we'll wean off the treats.


Anonymous said...

I don't know if this really works or I just think it works, but I always use one of those heat bags. (Some are filled with rice and some are filled with corn kernels.) I just heat them up, lay down, and put it on my forehead for a bit. The heat just makes me relax and my migraine seems to go away. (I also take an extra take an asprin with a glass of wine, so that could have something to do with it. hehe)

Kristi said...

Step one: go to the chiropractor. Not. Kidding. Plus you're a teacher...and teachers have kick ass insurance that covers chiropractic.

Until you can make it there, get some Excedrin Tension Headache. Best stuff ever invented after chiropractors.

littlesack said...

Sorry, I don't have any advice for the headaches, but heres to hoping you find a good solution!

Candace said...

I take excedrin migrane. I know what can cause mine is bad posture for too long of a time and I almost always have one the day before my period. Caffeine makes mine worse.
Hope this helps.

Sometime you gotta scream said...

My doctor made me keep a food and drink log for a month to see if something I was eating or drinking was causing my migraines. You can go back and look at the log and see what you consumed at least 24 - 36 hours before hand. Track when you gt migraines and compare notes.