There are several types of headaches – 150 diagnostic headache categories have been established – with the most common being tension/stress headaches, sinus headaches, inflammatory and cluster headaches, and migraines. Migraines and other types of headache are painful and can rob you of quality of life. Conventional headache remedies include various types of pain relievers.
Migraine symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. Conventional migraine treatments may also include anti-nausea drugs and medications to prevent or stop headaches in addition to the pain relievers. With migraines, as well as other headaches, it is important to identify your triggers and avoid them.
Common migraine triggers are: bright and flickering lights, changes in normal sleep pattern, changing weather conditions, emotional stress, excess caffeine intake or withdrawal, exercise, extreme fatigue, menstrual periods, odors, skipping meals; fasting, smoking, specific foods and beverages (MSG, red wine/alcohol, aged cheeses, nitrites/nitrates, etc).
Because a good majority of women’s headaches are due to hormonal imbalances, it is important to normalize the endocrine system first. Homeopathy can be extremely useful in clearing headaches and migraines. When you have headaches, it is important to write down all of your symptoms (right before, during, and after the headache) no matter how odd or unrelated they may seem. A food diary may also be useful for tracking down headaches due to food allergies.