Blogtober Day Two – did not get written yesterday. I had another wicked headache yesterday. I’m not sure if you would call it a migraine, a tension headache or just a regular headache. I have been getting them a lot though. They make me feel fatigued, dizzy, nauseous, and my eyesight goes blurry. All I want to do is take Excedrin Migraine, which seems to help better than Ibuprofen or Naprosyn.
What is the difference between a migraine and a regular old headache? According to healthline.com there are various types of headaches: tension, cluster, sinus, and thunderclaps. Thunderclaps are serious and often mean a stroke or aneurysm. A cluster headache is located on one side of the head and occur in cyclical attacks. A sinus headache is brought on by sinus symptoms such as nasal congestion or facial pressure. Tension headaches are often caused by stress and anxiety.
Migraines, I guess, can be like a cluster headache but they bring a lot more symptoms with them. Like they ones, I mentioned up above. Migraines can be triggered by a plethora of items – anxiety, hormonal imbalances, menopause, even eating foods that you are sensitive to. Some people experience an aura. For me, my eyesight starts to go blurry and I get a lot of floaters in my vision, my neck starts going stiff too. I also feel like I get them more when I have been eating a lot of gluten or dairy, which I am sensitive to. I know one thing, when one comes on, the last thing I want to do is look at a computer screen – hence the reason, there was no Blog for Blogtober Day Two.
Plus there was a lot of smoke in the air yesterday from the wildfires, so air quality was bad. That did not help either.
Well thanks healthline.com that was a helpful article. Here is the link to the article if you want to read more. https://www.healthline.com/health/migraine/migraine-vs-headache#migraine
I guess I need to message my doctor and let him know about these headaches I’ve been getting.
Do you suffer from migraines? Or any other type of headache? What do you do to help get rid of them? Is there an essential oil that works well? Or a blend of oils? I do use a lot of peppermint oil when I get one. Sometimes it helps.
Leave me a comment for your advice, suggestions and tips.