“I get bad headaches”

Headache affects nearly everyone at some point in their life. Fortunately, most headaches aren’t serious and can be easily treated with over-the-counter pain relief medicines, or lifestyle changes, such as eating regular meals or getting more sleep.

The majority of headaches — even bad headaches — are not due to any serious underlying health problem. Doctors sometimes call these primary headaches, meaning there is nosecondary (other) cause.

Occasionally, however, headaches can become more worrying. If you get frequent, severe headaches that affect your ability to work or enjoy social activities, it is a good idea to visit your doctor for proper diagnosis and a management plan. Read some signs and symptoms (‘red flags’) that may point to a more serious cause for your headache.

The most common primary headaches are tension-type headache and migraine. To find out more about the symptoms and management of these common headaches, read our information on tension-type headache and migraine.

Cluster headache is a very painful type of primary headache that occurs much more rarely and almost exclusively affects men, and has specific symptoms.

Medication overuse headache is a form of chronic daily headache, brought on by the daily, or near daily, use of pain-relief medicine, something that is unfortunately becomming more and more common.

This information was provided through the NPS website and is a valid starting point to get the right information about management of headaches.

For primary headaches, we have some products available that may be able to assist, including possibly use of Lavender Oil, Peppermint OilLavender Flower in tea form, Herbal Nerve Tonic, Menopause Mixture, or The Sleeping Drops, to name a few. We would recommend that you contact us or speak with your health professional prior to purchasing a product, at least such that it may be discussed the origin of your headaches and what would be determined to be appropriate management. Non medicated management may also be appropriate in the interim, including ensuring that you are properly hydrated, use a cold compress on the forehead, and relax in a cool, quiet, and dark environment where you will not be interupted or distracted.

Please contact us should you require any further assistance.

 

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