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A Pain in the Head

Posted by Tracii H.

In the United States alone, up to 50 million people seek medical help for headaches every year and about half a billion dollars is spent on headache remedies each year. Most headaches are caused by fatigue, emotional disorders, or allergies, with only about 2% of all headaches stemming from organic causes. These include: ***diseases of the eye, ear, nose, throat, and sinuses ***brain tumors ***hypertension ***aneurysm Headaches brought on by muscle spasms are classified as tension headaches, while those caused by the dilation of blood vessels are called vascular headaches.There are many herbs that might be considered specific "headache" remedies. Some of these include chamomile, lemon balm, cayenne, thyme, rosemary, and valerian. Unfortunately they don't always work for everybody!
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I wonder whether the sugar we all eat adds to these headaches! When I started eating no sugar, I noticed that there are a million things that contain sugar and it does give you that headache low! I challenge you to try it and see if headaches disapear!
Hi there!  I am new here and am very much excited in reading the posts for they have helped me out since I now read from people who understand how I feel.  I’m 28 and have been a migraine sufferer for about 8 years now.  I’m into prescription meds including fioricet.  Now, I would like you to know that since I got pregnant (10 weeks now), I haven’t taken the pain meds in fear of hurting my baby.  The pain is much more severe now, though.  So the question is are there any other pregnant migraineurs here or a doc who can give me advice?  Thanks!
Ugh.  I know how painful migraines are.  Anyway, I searched on the web and I found no reported incidents of fioricet harming an unborn baby.  The contents aren't harmful according to the info.  But I do suggest that you talk to your doctor (or another doctor, if you want a second opinion) to better understand how to approach the situation without hurting you both.  Congratulations and have a great day!
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