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Old 04-23-2017, 01:22 PM   #41
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A few weeks ago I got my first headache in 15 - 20 years. Extreme dehydration was probably the cause.
However, I have been accused by others of being the cause of a fair number of headaches.
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Then the migraines went away and instead i get the occasional day of vertigo. Today is almost to the point of hang on to the floor and the meclizine does not seem to be helping much.
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Oh yes, now I remember I get headaches when I drink wine. That's why I don't drink them anymore. Maybe it's the dehydration.
Quite possibly it could be the wine. My warning sign tends to be a slight tight soreness in the neck. So I try to drink plenty of water particularly between lunch and dinner, the time for me when I'm apt to forget. I recently bought a liter plastic bottle and make a point of draining a good deal of this after lunch. See bottle here: https://smile.amazon.com/Nalgene-Tri...b_title_sports
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It's typically the same type of wine that my husband and used to love and bought cases after cases. It's not $2 chuck.
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It's typically the same type of wine that my husband and used to love and bought cases after cases. It's not $2 chuck.
I'm guessing that the wine quality would not be a key variable. My top suspects would be how hydrated one is, how much wine one drinks, and the alcohol percentage.
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Almost never. Although, sometimes when I'm working on an "extreme" Sudoku puzzle, I feel like I'm about to get a headache from the level concentration.
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I rarely get headaches, and only when dehydrated. Aspirin never helped.

I used to get ocular migraines before I started taking magnesium. Then I found the real cause was hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism causes magnesium deficiency which causes ocular migraines (for me, at least) and leg cramps. Life is much better on thyroid hormone.
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I used to get them along with a sinus outbreak. But I have not had either in years.

I used to get them after drinking more than one margarita made with cheap tequila. But I stopped that!
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Almost never. Although, sometimes when I'm working on an "extreme" Sudoku puzzle, I feel like I'm about to get a headache from the level concentration.
I absolutely *adore* Sudoku, and do at least one puzzle every night as part of my bedtime routine. They clear my mind and often cause me to have dreams about numbers which I like a lot.

But I must admit that if sudoku gave me headaches, I'd probably switch to something else (or stick to the easy ones). Crossword puzzles maybe?
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It's typically the same type of wine that my husband and used to love and bought cases after cases. It's not $2 chuck.
http://guides.wsj.com/wine/wine-tips...hes-from-wine/


Most wine gives me headaches from just a couple of glasses. I've always blamed the sulfites.
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I'm guessing that the wine quality would not be a key variable. My top suspects would be how hydrated one is, how much wine one drinks, and the alcohol percentage.
It was not much either. 1/8 of an inch. That's how bad I am. I used to be able to drink half a glass with no problem. but it's not huge throbbing headache, but it's a mild headache.
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Most wine gives me headaches from just a couple of glasses. I've always blamed the sulfites.
Come to think about it, white wine gives me no headache.
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It was not much either. 1/8 of an inch. That's how bad I am. I used to be able to drink half a glass with no problem. but it's not huge throbbing headache, but it's a mild headache.
That is really a small amount. At least you are unlikely to become a problem drinker.
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I used to be able to drink wine with no problem but something changed. Red wine now is impossible for me; I get a migraine that can last many hours. Much worse if I eat something sweet with it. White wine isn't as bad but I now limit myself to a spritzer if I'm out to cut down.
I read that it is not the sulfites but perhaps the tannins, or maybe just alcohol itself. If I'm going to have a glass of wine I sometimes take an aspirin beforehand. And make sure to drink a lot of water.
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I used to be able to drink wine with no problem but something changed. Red wine now is impossible for me; I get a migraine that can last many hours. Much worse if I eat something sweet with it. White wine isn't as bad but I now limit myself to a spritzer if I'm out to cut down.
I read that it is not the sulfites but perhaps the tannins, or maybe just alcohol itself. If I'm going to have a glass of wine I sometimes take an aspirin beforehand. And make sure to drink a lot of water.
I have read that Jack Daniel's cures the problem.
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I have had Cluster Headaches(AKA:suicide headaches) for many years. I have not had any for several years. Honestly believe they were part of the evil Megacorp's past. I hope so.

I guess they're like migraines but different. Neither particularly pleasant. I had a neurologist who tried several medications that don't agree with me. I can't take them at all, heart palpitations. There's an old low dose opioid, like Tylenol 3, that mostly works. I hope to never need it.

Recently my BP has needed attention. Wow, I had headaches. Seems like front line folks, EMTS, use this information but many MD'S don't. Finally a little metoprolol and I am "normal".
Fellow sufferer of cluster headaches here. I didn't find any drug that offered any relief unless I was knocked out by it. More recently, I found some cluster headache sites on the internet that touted some unusual remedies, including psychedelics as a preventative drug. Another alternative mentioned almost as an aside was oxygen. Long story short, oxygen worked for me, I didn't need to mess around with trying to get in a drug trial or any other crazy homeopathic journey.

The downside was when I was caught without access to my oxygen tank. I tried hyperventilating breathing and it had the same preventative effect. I've been freed of the pain, now if it would prevent the 'blindness' aura that goes with it, all would be good.

Another strangeness is that even a relatively small amount of alcohol causes a headache of the more normal kind. Rubbing alcohol on me, or the more traditional ethanol imbibing both cause it. I learned at a young age to not like to drink. Death By Chocolate or cooking with spirits doesn't trigger them. In don't have other sensitivities. Go figure.
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I absolutely *adore* Sudoku, and do at least one puzzle every night as part of my bedtime routine. They clear my mind and often cause me to have dreams about numbers which I like a lot.

But I must admit that if sudoku gave me headaches, I'd probably switch to something else (or stick to the easy ones). Crossword puzzles maybe?
I was never very good at crosswords so I'll stick to Sudoku and just stop before a headache begins. The easy and medium ones are just to easy. Sometimes I'll play Sudoku on line (example Web Sudoku - Billions of Free Sudoku Puzzles to Play Online) and time myself to see how fast I can do them. But I prefer to use a paper copy book. The hard ones can be challenging but are usually doable. The extreme (or evil ones) can be frustrating but are still fun.
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I used to have headaches nearly every day, then I discovered I was mildly allergic to wheat. When I quit eating wheat, they improved dramatically- lessened by 80% probably, and I haven't had a migraine or cluster headache since I cut way back on the wheat. This year my allergies have been worse than they have been in years- so lots of headaches recently. Wine is a factor too- it not only causes headaches, but also gives me trouble sleeping. Going to have to cut that out too. Ugh.
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I occasionally get migraines (usually related to monthly hormonal changes), and sometimes tension headaches. They are less frequent when I am sleeping well (which I haven't been for the last few months for a variety of reasons).


I am allergic to MSG - gives me almost instant migraines. Luckily these days it is easy to avoid it; was much harder when I was growing up. Also, I used to get regular headaches more often - these decreased dramatically when I stopped wearing contact lenses after I had LASIK surgery 15 years ago.
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