Not sure if anything that's helped by the CPAP would cause headaches, but I will say that it is much more likely that whatever the dr gave him that he didn't take will work before an over-the-counter herb will. It has not been proven that co-q works for people who get migraines, although some people have had improvement with it. On top of that it's quite espensive.
Much of the time migraines aren't caused by anything except hereditary issues. The best thing to do is to work with your dr, and if he or she can't help you, ask for a referal to a headache spec/neurologist who can help quite a bit in most cases.View Thread
I'm not sure what your question is, what meds are you on? Do you take anything for the mood problems? Sometimes they can cause headaches, as also some migraine meds can cause mood swings. Some of the side effects go away with time.View Thread
That's great that that worked. But I would keep the doese low and try to only use it if it's absolutely nessessary, because it can give you rebound headaches when it wears off. Also, it will stop helping after awhile.View Thread
I cut techni-ice into strips and put it in water and let it puff up. Then I wrap them into bandanas and freeze them and I wear thme around my head and neck when it's hot. It also helps keep down normal headaches for me.View Thread
I hope I don't get into trouble naming brands but there just doesn't seem to be any other thing on the market for this type of ice that you cut into strips so you can freeze them. It's called techni-ice, sometimes you can get ice sheets in the camping section of stores, but they have real water in them and they don't seem to have good ways to cut them because the water spills out. The techni-ice is made of some polymer or something and it doesn't leak when it thaws.
You buy it in sheets and then put them in water until they puff up. Then carefully cut between the rows and cut it into strips. Then get some handkerchiefs and roll the strips into them and freeze them. You can wrap them around your neck or head. Sometimes when I feel generally lowsy when I wake up even in the wintertime I put an ice wrap around my head and I feel better that day.
If you're getting a migraine wrap the ice wrap around your head and you might feel better. Not if you have a really bad one but on a "yucky" kind of day when you are ok to function.
They even have some dry ice ones but I'm not sure if that works the same. They sell the ice sheets at fairs but you can go to their website which I'm not going to put up.View Thread
Excercise is important if you get headaches because it gets your blood circulating. But you have to limit it to things that don't make the pain worse. The two best types of excercise that won't make you feel worse are walking (not when it's hot, although I wear an ice wrap around my head if I have to be in the sun) and swimming.
The ice wrap is a strip of special polymer that doesn't leak which I soak in the sink until they puff up. Then I cut them into strips (they come in sheets) and wrap them in a bandana and freeze. I usually wear one around my neck and one around my head. It also helps my headaches even when I'm inside.View Thread
Yeah my take on the whole thing is: I tried the Riboflavin, and it didn't help me, even though my dr had told me to take 400 mgs. I took it for quite a while, but it did nothing. But that's just me, I don't respond well to anything headache-wise. Tried the Butterbur root, and I started noticing daily stomach pain, like when I was taking Bextra. This is something to note because does that mean all anti-inflammatories can cause stomach issues? I had to take my Nexium more often. I probably won't know if it would have ever worked because I couldn't get past the stomach upset. Again, everyone is different. Did breifly try the CoEnzyme Q10. But wow, expensive. I ended up not being able to afford it.
But you know, if they actually did a STUDY, and on a supplement or herb, that's refreshing because they aren't doing enough of those on that type of thing. The whole reason nobody knows whether something will help or not is because the Feds don't do studies on them. You could get one herb from one company and the same herb from another, and not be sure you got the same dose, or whether they picked it at the right time, etc.
I might go back and get the Co Q, and try it again if they did a study on it, hopefully it was double-blind.View Thread