Suggestions on severe headache

My son-in-law is on day 4 of a crippling headache. He doesn't normally get them. Temple to temple and base of the neck. He has taken ibuprofen and Tylenol (not my suggestion) I have given him turmeric, probiotics. Any suggestions?

Anne Hatch
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Do you have any thieves essential oil, or any essential oils by chance?

Lee Alexander
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I have a few. More of the food oils, dill, fennel, thyme. Peppermint.

Anne Hatch 3 years

I do have panaway as well. He's got a very weak stomach.

Anne Hatch 3 years

Anne Hatch peppermint might help him! Mix it with a carrier oil and rub some on the back of his neck and some on his temples as long as he doesn’t mind the smell. I know sometimes people get nauseas when they have bad headaches and any smell might get to them.

Lee Alexander 3 years

Anne Hatch panaway is a good one!

Lee Alexander 3 years

Teresa DePaola he's 32

Anne Hatch 3 years

Spring Water, Spring Water, Electrolytes, Magnesium, & Potassium....

Michael Driscoll
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Emergency C Packets ×2 plus more Spring Water, Gatorade, Powerade, .....

Michael Driscoll
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A 4 day headache that isn't responding to pain meds *may* need to be looked at.

Rachel Landis
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rachel, yep, this is so when he comes home with Vicodin because they don't know what's wrong, we have a plan of attack!

Anne Hatch 3 years

Anne I'm suggesting getting a diagnosis, not accepting treatment, if he goes and they don't know either, then at least it was checked out. I personally know 2 different situations where long lasting headaches weren't checked out and it didn't end well.

Rachel Landis 3 years

Yes, that's the plan.

Anne Hatch 3 years

i suffer from migraines and a ton of other ailments and don't use western medicine for much of anything but again, red flag for me is male, 4 day headache, no response to pain meds. I even thought about keeping quiet but again, bc I know of 2 similar situations, took the chance.

Rachel Landis 3 years

Rachel Landis we went

Anne Hatch 3 years
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Try giving him a handful of organic raw almonds.

Joe Browne
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And..... İt's a "tension" headache. Prescription in hand... Headed home! Thank you wonderful, natural friends! Will be giving these a whirl when he arrives home.

Anne Hatch
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Chiropractor

Rachel Landis 3 years

What kind of meds did they give him?

Amy Kent 3 years

Amy Kent ugh, shot of toradol

Anne Hatch 3 years

Ugh

Amy Kent 3 years

Chiropractor!

Dee Benson
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I suffer from these occasionally. I recently found a tea by Celestial Seasonings called Tension Tamer. I make it and sprinkle turmeric in. It does the trick every time.

Kelli Hargrove
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I'd also go to a chiropractor

Trina Lanier
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Icepack on the back of the neck. Is his blood pressure OK? Magnesium.

Mary Middleton
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Alkaline water needed. Kangen or if bottles Arrowhead, it's at least not acid like most bottled and tap water. Could be dehydrated. It's Spring water.

Jan Crump
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Essentia water is good too.

Joe Browne 3 years

He's very susceptible to dehydration! TY!!!

Anne Hatch 3 years

SOL CBD oil. Go to Health Nut News for information.

Jan Crump
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Homeopathy will be of great benefit

Jane Mclean
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If he has a stiff neck in addition to the headache (especially if he doesn't normally get them), he needs to get checked out. It's a big sign of meningitis.

Natasha Best
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Has he checked his blood pressure? It could be high.

Shayla Galindo
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130/80

Anne Hatch 3 years

Ok. Well good luck. That's definitely no fun. I'd be worried

Shayla Galindo 3 years

Shayla Galindo I am

Anne Hatch 3 years

Peppermint oil rubbed on temples. I'd dilute it.

Cortney Duffy
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don't get it too close to the eyes.

Scott Samuel 3 years

Guided meditation. Lots of tracks on youtube. Don't let him get interrupted.

Alisa Crosby
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Plenty of Electrolytes and Neti pot may give some relief..

Pilar Stein
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Straight to chiropractor

Agnese Jacob
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Brain is 80% water. Number one cause for all brain issues is dehydration and lack of electrical signaling between the cells and neurons. If you really care about him, invest in his health. Get Kangen water machine and start giving him Kangen water to drink. For years I was suffering from symptoms of brain injury. Its all stopped 3 years ago when I got a machine. I got my health back for free

Fred Swartz
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I can only suggest. Thanks for the info!!!

Anne Hatch 3 years

Ice on the spot and at the base of the neck. I like to use Biofreeze or other natural sports cream on the spot. Arnica Montana, about 600c, depending on weight. Steam is its weather related. Drink half your weight in water to hydrate.

Amy Akins
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food grade diatomaceous earth

Katie Krause
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I have 50lbs! Will pass it on!

Anne Hatch 3 years

When that happened to my husband we found out it was actually a stroke. I would encourage you to seek out doctor.

Donna Phelps
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Definitely go to hospital it could be very serious

Terry Jorgensen
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Go get a good chiropractor and he will be fine

Michael Courtney
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Peppermint oil

Elizabeth Winkler
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Coke is best
Say him to drink coca cola

Paramjit Tabor
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Chiropractor and frankincense to the roof of the mouth.

Christine Parr
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Fresh fruit and veggie juice !

Bryan Mooney
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worst headache ever? Go to ER

Theresa Sheets
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Water, Magnesium and Chiropractor.

Diane Bird
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My naturopath told me 90% of headaches are due to dehydration. Have him drink a gallon of water per day for the next few days and see if he's in that 90%

Jenna Britt
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It isn't natural really but an ER doc told me before a trip in take 50mg of benadryl. Then go to bed. When you have a severe migraine you have increased histamines in your blood stream. Japanese mint oil on the neck and shoulders.

Amanda Lunsford
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You have to find out the cause so you can treat that. If he's taking any medications, look to see what the long term side effects are.

Carmella Moseley
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Hospital get test he doesn't normally get them somethings wrong. Could be his neck.... Don't give too much Tylenol he can have an upper GI bleed.

Barbara Kilgore
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My son in-law had a similar scenario and after day 3 he went to the ER and it was discovered he had a brain tumor. I'm not trying to scare you, just pass on it could be something serious. Good luck, it hope he gets relief.

Jayne Beatty
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Symptoms of anything else? Stiff neck or symptoms of meningitis? Seeing spots of light or visual disturbances? I agree with Jayne Beatty, that if it remains severe or does not go away on its own, even with no other symptoms, it would probably be good to get checked to eliminate serious issues, such as brain tumors. I've had three acquaintances who have had severe headaches that turned out to be brain tumors. It's better to know what you are dealing with. That said, things to try now: Heat/cold, whichever he prefers. I find scalp massage with aroma touch & frankincense essential oils to be helpful when I have persistent headaches. I get headaches that sometimes last for days (not tumors- migraines), no fun. I cannot think of anything else that I've tried that has been at all helpful, unfortunately, for me.

Amanda Gallo
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Get him to the hospital... 4 days not good

Linda Corcoran
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