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Pain in the head!

Jayne68
Jayne68

Hello does anyone have a pain running over the top of their head made worse by walking around? Also eyes ache? Is this usual?

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at the end of a long day my eyes ache terribly-I do wear specs and optician told me fibro sufferers getting muscle soreness in their eyes. Do you grind your teeth like I do? that can make head pain and jaws ache its a terrible habit I got into., all sounds like a stress session, are you good at relaxing? Find some "ME" time rest up away from everyone see if ti changes things otherwise docky quack for a check..

Yes I do clench my teeth, my jaw and teeth ache. I have had a lot of extreme stress lately. Given me food for thought as I am not good at relaxing, thanks for your comment, it's been helpful.

I,ve got a shield for my bottom set of teeth off the dentist, its made from a mould taken and it does help with grinding, I'm not good at relaxing but this week I have been decorating my hall-I find things like this therapeutic, I also sometimes chew soft gum or wine gums and I have the radio on whilst I work so that I can sing along- my neighbour hasn,t banged on the wall yet so it can,t be too bad!!

I'll get some wine gums! I may to my dentist, thanks for your pointers. :)

Hidden
Hidden

Yes, it is a migraine and even medication does not help. It can also affect your eye and your jaw and your teeth even sometimes my ear.

Jayne68
Jayne68
in reply to Hidden

Yes all of these things ache. It's true medication does not help. Not even tramadol. Is there anything that could help? Thanks for your help.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Jayne68

Honestly, what help me the most is doing mindfulness meditation or yoga, focusing on your breathing. Sleeping in a dark room with no noise not light nor tv, of course and drinking plenty of fluid (filtered water or even pure coconut water (rich in potassium). Sometimes taking magnesium calm helps as it is a muscle relaxant.

Jayne68
Jayne68
in reply to Hidden

Thanks I have just got a book on mindfulness. I will need to set my mind to it lol. I will take a look at magnesium calm. :)

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Jayne68

You can also just google to listen to free mindfulness meditation for pain, or anxiety or anything you want. You will usually get your regular 10-15 minutes audio from YouTube. Just following instructions form the audio is sufficient.

I am so genuinely sorry to read that you are suffering with this issue my friend, and I sincerely hope that you can find some relief to this problem. I have this on occasion and it is quite bad at the moment and my cocodamol is hardly touching it.

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken

I have chemical sensitivities especially perfumes, if somebody wearing perfume becomes close immediately I have pains running down the side of my head, it is most disconcerting. I use public transport and frequently ladies get on the bus wearing strong perfume, I get stressed and cannot wait to get off, it is a nightmare allergy and can affect your social life. It is also surprising how uncooperative and nasty some people can get if they learn of your allergy which means leaving off their perfume, something many are not willing to do even though it causes distress. It is not just perfume though I am allergic to many chemicals and the same reaction pain down the side of my head happens each time.

Hidden
Hidden
in reply to Joyia

Joyia, I relate to what you are saying. For years, I had this aversion to strong perfume and did not know why. I actually used to teach adults and I finally had to tell some women that I simply could not teach any longer if they wear perfume. I was lucky that they did not make a big deal out of it. howefer, I noticed I am ok with essential oils like lavender or peppermint but not all of them. I also cannot stand cigarette smoke. I was a heavy smoker for years and only realized I was allergic to smoke when I stopped as I stopped having regular headache :( how sad is that? More and more now, I see working places downtown Toronto that forbid wearing any scented products. Especially hospital. Most hospitals in Toronto forbid the use of perfume.

Joyia
Joyia
in reply to Hidden

Capucine, thanks for your interesting response. I also smoked when I was younger and cannot stand cigarette smoke now either. Yes one or two essential oils such as lavender I can cope with but like you not all. I have heard that Companies across the Pond are banning perfumes in the work place, but here in the UK we are well behind with this thinking.

There was an experimental programme on our tv in which a few people lived as they would have done a few hundred years ago, it was a genuine project lasting a year. Interestingly the first thing they noticed when the project ended after a year was the over-powering smells everywhere. This may sound ironic as no doubt hygiene would not have been the same as it is today but perfumes, cleaning products, chemicals etc. were not in general use, rather relying on nature and herbs instead.

I have been to Toronto, wish I was there now!

Kind regards

Joyia

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