Medical science does not understand chronic daily headaches well because the underlying causes are not easily identifiable. Daily headaches may occur if you have developed a heightened response to pain signals, or if the section of your brain that suppresses those signals fails to work in a proper manner.
What can you do to help prevent chronic daily headaches? Take better care of yourself.
Look for patterns. Keep a headache diary that includes details about every headache: When it started, how long it lasted, what you were doing at the time, whether you had a good night’s sleep the night before, whether you were under stress, and what, if anything, provided relief. If you begin to see a pattern, you may be able to prevent future headaches.
Don’t overmedicate. Some people who suffer from regular headaches are taking pain medication too often, and are experiencing what is known as a rebound effect. Taking pain medications over three days each week, even over-the-counter medications, can increase your risk of developing rebound headaches. Consult your doctor to see about weaning yourself off medication to avoid serious side effects.
Get sufficient sleep, six to eight hours a night for the average adults. Try to go to sleep and wake up at regular times.
Don’t skip meals. Start with a healthy breakfast, eat lunch and dinner about the same time daily, and avoid food or drinks containing caffeine that your headache diary tells you triggers headaches.
Exercise regularly to improve physical and mental stamina, and reduce stress.
Relax with a good book, soothing music, a hot bath, or yoga, meditation, or relaxation exercises.
If you have had a headache for more than a week, you should see a doctor immediately. Discuss with your doctor what foods you've been eating and what you do in general. The doctor might take a sample of your blood. It could be anything and should not be ignored. Good luck!
If the headaches happen around the same time every day, I'd look for allergy triggers or food triggers. You may be eating something that you are allergic to or being around something that triggers an allergic reaction in your work or environment. If that isn't the case, there are so many other reasons for headaches. Here are some of the most common but if they continue daily, I'd suggest also seeing a doctor and ruling out underlying medical conditions:
Light Sensitivity (can worsen if you take St. John's wort and are light-skinned, for example)
Yeah I get headaches everyday at the same time...a couple of months ago I got an MRI for fear of a brain tumor..and they found a TON of extra sinus congestion thats behind my right eye that causes them...if I take allergy medicine in the morning they usually wont come up...maybe that will help
The causes of your getting headaches might be due to stress, smoking, light sensitivity and eye strain. Also,
anxiety, worry, shock, depression, excitement, fatigue, repressed emotions
and/or muscle tension may trigger headaches.
There are some over the counter medications that you can take but also you can feel much better by making lifestyle
changes, learning ways to relax, and occasionally by meditating.
I have them almost everyday too, I had allergy tests done a couple years ago and found that my allergy to chocolate did affect the severity of my headaches.
I continue to get them even when I avoid the things I am allergic to.
I smoke and find that some days having a cigarette does actually give me a headache behind my eyes.(Smoking is discussing and I know I should quit)
I havent found that my stress levels have played a factor at all.
I suggest getting allergy testing done for anyone who has a headache everyday, and figure out if that is the problem.
Hope I was able to help anyone out there suffering with daily headaches...they really suck!
I have had a headache everyday now for three weeks. At first I thought it was a sinus headache because I was sick, but now I'm better and still I continue on having headaches. What can I do not to get headache anymore. I also get headache from the back of my head to my shoulders. I take ibuprofen. Its helps for a couple of hours, but my headache comes back.
I have been having headaches/migraines for a year now everyday..they don't go away. My dr. Gave me extreme migraine medicine and it did not work, it intensified them...and few months later I got my eyes check, got glasses it too made them worse. I have a head scan next week....to see whether its a tumor
My migraines would start in the a.m. As I have thick very long hair & would put it into a ponytail, the weight and pull of my hair caused them...good luck♥
I had the exact same thing! It's most likely that your eyes are strained and you should go to the optometrist to get your eyes checked. You probably just need some glasses :)
The Number one cause of headaches is dehidration. Next time you get a headache drink one really big glass of water. Let me know how it works I bet it will cure your crapy headache
Causes of headaches could be stress related. I have long hair and if I wear my hair in a ponytail for to long I will get a headache. Also starting a new diet or changing your diet habits can also cause you headaches. If I do not get enough sleep, I will also get headaches from that also.
If you have blood pressure , then you might have headaches due to high blood pressure.
If you put on sun glasses that cheap and not original it might be from them..
and if you neither have blood pressure nor that sun glasses , I agree with lucyscar. The causes of your getting headaches might be due to stress, smoking, light sensitivity and eye strain.
One of the signs of a migraine headache is getting nauseous other than that little tib bit of info. Lucyscar named off a lot of main reasons for getting headaches. I used to suffer from migraines and when I finally listened to my doctor about some of the causes that can trigger them, I changed my lifestyle and knock on wood, I don't get them anymore.
You said for a few weeks now. Did you start or change anything right before the three weeks? Did anything change? Anyway, when I quit Diet Cokes all my headaches went away. Aspartame is nasty stuff.
If I do not eat when I'm supposed to or if I eat peanuts or choc's my head hurts. Cheese also cause migrane. Ronell
Appreciate all the comments that you got from all these wonderful people, and then knowing what you know now, you should go and see a doctor about it, because, they can be from something physical on the inside of your head. Please be careful, and make sure you go please. Hope this helps, good luck.
I used to have headaches almost daily for years. I went and saw a naturalpathic doctor who suggested I stop eating gluten, and dairy. It has been 3 months and I am feeling amazing. Not only have my headaches gone but my body and joint aches as well. Hope this helps
I always get headaches. Sometimes they last for over 9 days. They eventually go away so I just tuff them out
Head ache having several reson some of them high or low blood pressure, hypertension,any injury in your body part