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Coping With Headaches

Migraine headaches specifically, and headaches in general can be debilitating and life-altering problems. Learning coping strategies and ways to continue to lead a fulfilling and productive life can be a great source of strength. Family members and friends can also learn to be a source of caring and comfort to those who suffer.

How Others Are Coping With Headaches
When it comes to coping with headaches, it seems there are countless remedies to try. Besides the physical pain, there is another side to the effects that headaches can have on a person, especially when the treatments aren't as effective as one might like. Chronic pain can be an emotionally exhausting experience. What do you do to cope with the stress and emotional pain that having a head…

Prescription Nausea Medications for Migraines
Nausea is a common symptom that can accompany migraine headaches. For many people this can be one of the most debilitating parts of the episode. Besides treating the headache pain, it is sometimes necessary to treat the nausea at the same time. Below is a list of some common prescription medications that can be used for treating nausea. As with all medical treatments, consult your health care pra…

Headache Humor
A headache is no laughing matter, but being able to laugh at a situation can sometimes make all the difference. Here are some headache-related jokes and humorous quotes to lighten your day. There are literally hundreds of variations on some of these jokes, but I tried to pick out the most appropriate to share here on About.com. Remember, the ability to laugh at one’s self can go a long way in promoting a healthy outlook on life.

Preventing Headaches - Strategies for Preventing Headaches
One of the most effective treatments for headache is preventing headaches before they start. Headaches can be triggered by a number of things, so understanding how to interrupt the cycle can be a huge benefit, and a wonderful way to improve your quality of life.

Coping with Migraines - How One Person is Coping with Migraines
I interviewed one of my patients with migraines and asked her about what she thought was important to share with others who may be suffering similarly. We talked for quite a while about how migraines have impacted her life and what she has done to cope. Having opportunities to share with others can be an important part of learning to deal with a frustrating, but manageable condition.

Coping with Migraines
I interviewed one of my patients with migraines and asked her about what she thought was important to share with others who may be suffering similarly. We talked for quite a while about how migraines have impacted her life and what she has done to cope. Having opportunities to share with others can be an important part of learning to deal with a frustrating, but manageable condition.

Mental Health and Headaches
For years, physicians have suspected that mental health and headaches have a close connection. Current and recent research is beginning to show that many people who suffer from various types of mental illness will also have headaches or migraines. Whatever your specific circumstances, know that mental illness can affect the way you feel pain, especially headaches.

Headache Diary
A headache diary can be a useful tool when trying to achieve the best level of care for your migraines and headaches. Charting the specifics of your headache episodes will help your health care provider determine what type of headache you are experiencing and how best to treat them. Find a notebook, a calendar, or create a computer file where you can easily keep track of it all and get started today.

Dangerous Headaches in Pregnancy
While you don’t need to worry much about many headaches, there is such a thing as dangerous headaches in pregnancy. Migraines won’t necessarily get worse during pregnancy, and they can be treated fairly easily, but occasionally a headache can be a warning sign of more serious problems.

Vacation Headaches
Just like headaches caused by the holidays, plenty of people suffer from vacation headaches. Of course, there are plenty of figurative headaches that come about by vacation and travel, but there are some “real” headache causes to consider as well. Here are some tips to help you travel a bit more headache free in the future.

Keeping a MIgraine Diary
So you have migraines? Have you figured out what brings them on or what best treats them? Keeping a diary of your experiences with migraine headaches can be an effective tool toward maximizing your quality of life.

Headache Specialists - Do You Need One?
Perhaps you have had chronic headaches or migraines for a long time, and you know just what to expect and just how to treat them. But if you develop headaches for the first time after the age of 50, or if you notice a change in the usual pattern and intensity of your headaches, then it is time to consult a doctor.

Pregnancy and Migraines
Pregnancy and migraines have an interesting relationship. Many women report that their migraine headaches improve during pregnancy, but for others they may get much worse. And for other women, they may experience their first migraines during pregnancy. Whatever your situation may be, there are a few things to keep in mind as your pregnancy progresses.

Natural Remedies for Headaches in Pregnancy
Many women are hesitant to take medications during pregnancy, so finding natural remedies for headaches in pregnancy can be a lifesaver.

Coping With Holiday Headaches
The holiday season is a time full of great things -- family, friends, food, fun events. But it can also be a time of headaches. Stress can add to our list of “holiday headaches,” but there are some real reasons migraines and other headaches can get worse late in the year. Taking time out to figure out where your pitfalls may lie can go a long way to a more enjoyable season.

Preventing Headaches
One of the most effective treatments for headache is to stop them before they start. Headaches can be triggered by a number of things, so understanding how to interrupt the cycle can be a huge benefit, and a wonderful way to improve your quality of life.

Relieving Tension Headaches without Medication
Headaches come in a number of varieties--migraines, tension headaches, sinus headaches--but regardless of the type, it can be a debilitating and downright annoying condition. A majority of headache sufferers have headaches that can be labeled as tension headaches. Besides using traditional anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving medications, there are also other ways to reduce tension in your life so these headaches become a thing of the past.

Dealing With Migraines at Work or School
Migraines are never welcome, but they can cause special difficulties when they strike at work or school. Embarrassment, reduced productivity and less-than-supportive employers or co-workers (or fellow students) are just some of the potential problems of a migraine that occurs during the workday. So what can you do to help minimize the havoc?

Migraines at School - What Should You Do?
For the 5% of grade-school-aged children and 20% of teenagers who have migraine headaches, school can present a unique challenge. Migraine symptoms can be especially unsettling when they occur away from home.

Headache Support
The Michigan Headache Clinic maintains a site designed to give information and hope to headache sufferers. Especially be sure to visit their survival guide.

Migraine Aura Foundation
The Migraine Aura Foundation seeks to help patients understand the neurological symptoms that can accompany migraine headaches.

Nutritional Changes to Improve Migraines
Nutrition can be an effective tool for dealing with migraines. Look at these 10 tips for coping.

Dealing With Migraine Related Depression
An article that gives advice on how to deal with migraines and associated depression

Coping with Nausea From A Migraine
Outlines coping strategies for dealing with nausea symptoms induced by migraine.

Coping With Sinus Headaches
An article on the causes, symptoms and remedies to relieve sinus headaches.

Headache Support
The Michigan Headache Clinic maintains a site designed to give information and hope to headache sufferers. Especially be sure to visit their survival guide.

Migraine Aura Foundation
The Migraine Aura Foundation seeks to help patients understand the neurological symptoms that can accompany migraine headaches.

Nutritional Changes to Improve Migraines
Nutrition can be an effective tool for dealing with migraines. Look at these 10 tips for coping.

Migraine Friendly Recipes
Drinks that soothe migraines

How Does Stress Impact My Headaches?

"DOGgone" that Migraine

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