If you are a sufferer from frequent headaches and migraines, you will know how debilitating they can be. Most people will get the occasional headache this can be due to too much sun, overindulgence, stress, an infection or lack of sleep. When they are regular and chronic it can cause problems in your day-to-day life.


Headache symptoms


Symptoms can vary from person to person, they can include pain on one or both sides of the head, nausea and sickness, sensitivity to light. Throbbing, stabbing or pulsating pain. They can cause problems with your day-to-day activities.


Reasons why you may get headaches.


Muscle tension can cause headaches so make sure you are moving around and stretching.

Do your eyes need testing this is a common symptom of a headache and a pair of glasses may be the answer.

Hormones can play a big part in headaches some women do suffer each month with headaches and even migraines.

Too much caffeine or alcohol can cause headaches.

Stress and lack of sleep.

Some foods are known to trigger headaches as are changes in the weather and some medications.

If you take too much over the counter pain medication this can make the problem worse. Doctors believe taking them constantly for more than 3 days may make the problem worse.


Help for headaches


There are natural things you can try to help get rid of headaches.

  1. Try putting some peppermint oil on your temples. Massage the oil into the temples for relief.
  2. Make sure you are hydrated have a glass of water, being dehydrated can cause headaches.
  3. Have some magnesium, magnesium helps you to relax so foods high in this are mackerel, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, dark green leafy vegetables, and almonds.
  4. Take some time out and relax dim the lights this can be a help.
  5. Try soaking your feet in a foot bath, this will help to relax you and draw the blood away from your head relieving pressure.
  6. Try a cold compress on your head you cold use a flannel and put some cold water on it place on your forehead.

Homeopathy can help but this is individual so seeing a homeopath for specific advice would be beneficial. Belladonna is a remedy for a thumping headache, bryonia when it really hurts to move even your eyes.




Migraines are more debilitating than headaches and come in various forms. Some people see lights others just have awfully bad pain and feel sick, some people are actually sick with their migraines.

  1.  See if there is a pattern and keep a food diary to see if a food is triggering them, common foods are caffeine, chocolate, and alcohol.
  2. Try a cold pack on your head or neck this can help relieve the pain.
  3.  Lay down in a darkened room.
  4. Vitamin B2 can help this is found in cheese, milk, chicken, and fish.
  5. Magnesium is also greatly beneficial magnesium helps you to relax so foods high in this are mackerel, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate, dark green leafy vegetables, and almonds
  6. Stay hydrated becoming dehydrated will make things worse, so make sure you drink water through the day.
  7. If you feel a migraine coming on get out for a walk in the fresh air this can really help get the endorphins going helping to prevent the attack.


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