Monday, May 14, 2012

A Thing I Have Learned

If you go back to sleep because you woke up with a headache (and you can, 'cos you're on vacation), it's only worse when you wake again two hours later.

Ibuprofen, take me away!

4 comments:

GBBL said...

Is your neck crooked into an odd position? Are you breathing too shallow - not getting enough oxygen? Breathing into a pillow or confined space (trapped CO2)?

Roberta X said...

I have a little trouble with the spine at my neck, but this is my usual pseudo-migraine headache, for which a good analgesic is the sovereign remedy -- if I will bestir myself to get up and take one.

GBBL said...

I have no 100% cure for me (I wish I did for me and honestly for you, to) but I've discovered that if I wake early and discover that I have a headache and then just fall back to sleep in the same (probably wrong) position, I'll wake again with the headache even worse.

If I have the mind to do it when I wake early, I'll re-position myself to make sure my neck is supported right, extended from my shoulders, and that I'm not breathing used air. Usually there is then an improvement when I get up later.

If you try this and it helps, I'll be happy to have helped you stave off a headache. (At least one. More would be gravy.)

Anonymous said...

One thing I found after suffering weekend headaches and not being able to stop them. I found it can be caused by Caffine withdrawl. All my working week I would drink a lot of coffee and leave it alone on the weekends. One old experienced RN told me I was getting the headaches from lack of caffine.
So Now when I am getting a headache coming on I usually will take a caffine pill. I usually buy a store generic brand. I pill is supposed to be equal to what is in a cup of normal coffee. It still works for me even tho I do't guzzle coffee, being retired. Might look into it. Working days and off days, when do the headaches show up. Good Luck...