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Tips on getting rid of sharp headache centered specifically around my foramen magnum that throbs with my heartbeat and the movement of my head?

Asked by delirium (13698points) April 16th, 2008

I have this kind of headache every time I don’t take my pills on time. Anyone have any particularly helpful tips?
Ice packs? Heating pads? Hanging upsidown?

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stevenb's avatar

Some folks on here might say weed. LOL. I have had good luck with excedrin and an ice pack when I get horrible ones like that. I hope you feel better soon.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Weed ^_^ i used to get really bad headaches. To the point i was prescribed medicine for it. The only thing that ever worked was excedrin migraine.

Kay's avatar

I get migraines a lot… Excedrin is good, so is Aleve. Try massaging your jaw, I find that helps. Mostly though just medicine and trying to sleep and not moving is what works best though. :-( Feel better!

delirium's avatar

Pills aren’t helping. Its really really awful. Trying the jaw massage thing now.

(And I don’t smoke, batman. You know this)

Kay's avatar

make sure to massage your jaw where it hinges and to do it small circular motions. I find this releases surprising amounts of tension.

delirium's avatar

I did, sadly it didn’t work. Right now i’m trying heat.

stevenb's avatar

You could try watching Showgirls the movie! That might scare your headache away!

ebenezer's avatar

pills? Aspirin. Maybe a pinched nerve around your atlas.

wildflower's avatar

Lots of water and a few hours rest in a quiet and dark room.

LunaFemme's avatar

there is a pressure point in the hand that works for me no matter what type of headache I have. Rub the fleshy area between your thumb & index finger. You will most likely feel a knot. Massage that knot and as it releases you should feel your headache ease. You’ll know when you’ve hit the right spot because it will be quite tender. When I was a kid if my headache got really bad I would put a clothes pin on the spot. Alternate your hands for best results.

Also, there is a Chinese herb called white flower that works wonders when massaged into your temples & jaw line. It’s a clear liquid that smells like bengay & tingles when using it.

I hope those help. Headaches suck!!!!

ladytmerie's avatar

I used to get horrible headaches and I would light a candle in my bathroom and take a steaming hot shower. The trick for my headache was to sit on the floor of the tub and let the shower spray fall directly on my headache, it seemed to almost numb the pain. It worked wonderfully. Good luck with whatever you try and I hope you find something that works!

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