How to deal with a headache?

Question:

Good afternoon. My husband has a headache every two weeks, or even more often, and somehow very strongly, so he consumes Nurofen in large quantities. We have tried, probably, everything that is usually done in such cases - different types of painkillers, paracetamol there, and baths, and a wet towel on the forehead, and tried to feed. He suffers from them for a long time, since high school, he works a lot and takes everything to heart.

I really feel sorry for him, but I don’t know how to help….

Answer:

Hello. Chronic headaches in your husband can be migraines, tension cephalgias (against the background of psycho-emotional distress), abusus (abuse of analgesics provokes a new attack). In addition, they can be caused by concomitant diseases of ENT organs, cardiovascular system, etc.

From our side, we can assume that the attending physicians excluded the presence of other pathologies in your husband. We hope that you regularly visit your neurologist and therapist.

Thus, the main steps to get rid of pain in your case are:

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  1. Normalization of lifestyle, adequate regular physical activity, walks for at least 2-3 hours a day, rational nutrition with restriction of animal fats and meat products.
  2. Avoiding alcohol and smoking, as well as foods high in tyramine.
  3. Adequate 7-8 hours sleep.
  4. Psychological assistance and correction of anxiety states. Working with personality type. The relationship of some personal characteristics with the development of migraine has been proven.
  5. Close monitoring of the use of analgesics. Frequent use of these drugs intensifies subsequent attacks and leads to their frequency.
  6. With a confirmed diagnosis of migraine, rational interictal treatment with beta-blockers, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers.
  7. Therapeutic massage, reflexology and manual therapy courses.
  8. The use of homeopathic remedies (their effectiveness has not been scientifically proven).

Try to deal with chronic headache in the interictal period and regularly, this is the main rule in the successful treatment of primary cephalalgias.

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Question:

Good afternoon. My husband has a headache every two weeks, or even more often, and somehow very strongly, so he consumes Nurofen in large quantities. We have tried, probably, everything that is usually done in such cases - different types of painkillers, paracetamol there, and baths, and a wet towel on the forehead, and tried to feed. He suffers from them for a long time, since high school, he works a lot and takes everything to heart.

I really feel sorry for him, but I don’t know how to help….

Answer:

Hello. Chronic headaches in your husband can be migraines, tension cephalgias (against the background of psycho-emotional distress), abusus (abuse of analgesics provokes a new attack). In addition, they can be caused by concomitant diseases of ENT organs, cardiovascular system, etc.

From our side, we can assume that the attending physicians excluded the presence of other pathologies in your husband. We hope that you regularly visit your neurologist and therapist.

Thus, the main steps to get rid of pain in your case are:

  1. Normalization of lifestyle, adequate regular physical activity, walks for at least 2-3 hours a day, rational nutrition with restriction of animal fats and meat products.
  2. Avoiding alcohol and smoking, as well as foods high in tyramine.
  3. Adequate 7-8 hours sleep.
  4. Psychological assistance and correction of anxiety states. Working with personality type. The relationship of some personal characteristics with the development of migraine has been proven.
  5. Close monitoring of the use of analgesics. Frequent use of these drugs intensifies subsequent attacks and leads to their frequency.
  6. With a confirmed diagnosis of migraine, rational interictal treatment with beta-blockers, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers.
  7. Therapeutic massage, reflexology and manual therapy courses.
  8. The use of homeopathic remedies (their effectiveness has not been scientifically proven).

Try to deal with chronic headache in the interictal period and regularly, this is the main rule in the successful treatment of primary cephalalgias.

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