I've found relief from taking magnesium supplements and cutting back on calcium. I suspect that I created a mineral imbalance by not taking extra magnesium with the calcium.
In addition to changing the level of the supplements, I've stopped eating food containing gluten and lactose. Both were giving me digestive fits, and it may be that the gluten was contributing to the headaches as well.
Some of you may want to try diet changes. Of course there are too many variables to say exactly what stopped the headaches. Bottom line -- I no longer have headaches from coughing, sneezing, laughing, bending over, etc.
I started having the coughing, sneezing, laughing, bending over headaches two months ago. I've had a CT and an MRI and both are normal. My GP has referred me to a neurologist, but the appointment isn't for another 3 months! Until then, I'm using OTC anit-infalmmatories and trying not to sneeze or cough.
Like zagman, I'm learning to look up when I have to bend over. I put all kinds of things that are usually on the floor on tables and shelves, like laundrey baskets, shoes, etc. so I don't have to bend over. It's awful if I drop something! Has anyone found any relief from this kind of headache?View Thread