Extreme Headaches!

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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by Alex123 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:23 am

One of the solutions to try is to drink lots of clear water (aim at 2.5+ liters per day), tea and juices do not count. It may help.
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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by Thaibebop » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:34 am

nritv wrote:Hello All

I would like to seek your advise and help for a perennial problem my sister has. She is having extreme headaches for the last couple of years and we have gone to every specialist and undergone all kinds of treatments but the headaches never stop. They go on for days and now it has become unbearable. Finally she is on medication that corrects the chemical imbalances in the brain. The good part is that the severity of the headaches reduced but she should be on constant medication.

I read a great deal about Dhamma(I am very new) and in one of the articles, I read that some chronic diseases can be cured by Vipassana/meditation.

I would appreciate if you can help me direct for any kind of solution. I am thinking of recommending Dhamma Meditation for 10 day's(Goenka's). Please guide us.

Thanks
I suffer from massive headaches and have all my life. They tend to get better and less frequent when I reduce stress and relax. I also will lay down with ice under my head, at the base of the skull where there are two major blood vessels for 15 minutes. This cools the blood to the brain and reduces inflammation. Helps me all the time.

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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by pilgrim » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:36 am

Headaches very often have a psychological component. I am a chronic migraine sufferer and lately the pattern has settled into a weekly rhythm, with the coming of every Monday Blues. I use Cafergot and consume about 4-5 pills a month. Far from excessive if one goes by the recommended dosage.

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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:40 am

Is it?

How do you know that to be so?

:popcorn:

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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by Annapurna » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:01 am

Is it?

How do you know that to be so?

Perhaps here is an answer, sort of? May not be Theravada, but then we are in the general Forum....

Dharmakaya

from D. T. Suzuki

Dharmakaya is working in every sentient being, for sentient beings are nothing but a self-manifestation of the Dharmakaya. Individuals are not isolated existences, as imagined by most people. If isolated, they are nothing, they are so many soap-bubbles which vanish one after another in the vacuity of space. All particular existences acquire their meaning only when they are thought of in their oneness in the Dharmakaya. The veil of Maya, i.e., subjective ignorance may temporally throw an obstacle to our perceiving the universal light of Dharmakaya, in which we are all one. But when our Bodhi or intellect, which is by the way a reflection of the Dharmakaya in the human mind, is so fully enlightened, we no more build the artificial barrier of egoism before our spiritual eye; the distinction between the meum and the teum is obliterated, no dualism throws the nets of entanglement over us; I recognize myself in you and you recognize yourself in me; tat tvam asi. Or, ‘What is here, that is there; what is there, that is here: Who sees duality here, from death to death goes he” (Kathopanishad 4:10).
This state of enlightenment may be called the spiritual expansion of the ego, or, negatively, the ideal annihilation of the ego. A never-drying stream of sympathy and love which is the life of religion will now spontaneously flow out of the fountainhead of Dharmakaya.” ~D. T. Suzuk
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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by tiltbillings » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:03 am

Annapurna wrote:May not be Theravada, but then we are in the general Forum....

Dharmakaya

from D. T. Suzuki

Dharmakaya is working. . . flow out of the fountainhead of Dharmakaya.” ~D. T. Suzuk
And this has to do with in this thread?
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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by salmon » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:06 am

I didn't realize so many people are migraine sufferers too!! Mine is triggered by heat and comes with photophobia.

How meditation helped me was it helped me to calm down and cope with the pains. By not getting agitated with the pain, it helped me to lessen the intensity. When the intensity lessened, I naturally relaxed more and the pain lessens. Kindda like a chicken and egg.

Except for a selected few, meditation will not get rid of headaches. It does help one learn to accept and cope with the pains though.

Another remedy I use is either coffee (caffeine somehow helps with migraines) or to drink isotonic drinks (the ones in my country are carbonated so I have to dilute them 1:1 with water).

Good Luck.
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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by Annapurna » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:38 am

tiltbillings wrote:
Annapurna wrote:May not be Theravada, but then we are in the general Forum....

Dharmakaya

from D. T. Suzuki

Dharmakaya is working. . . flow out of the fountainhead of Dharmakaya.” ~D. T. Suzuk
And this has to do with in this thread?

Sure.


It's not easy to tell, becuase my post doesn't appear after Retros, to which it is referring to, but jumped to the next page. So I decided to quote him.

He asked a probing question that may be difficult to reply to for a newbie and throw that person off.

But while editing, I got interrupted by work..

For your reading convenience, here their exchange:
ximike wrote: As a transmitter of higher energy level and the parameters of the Earth's magnetic field, the oxygen within the cell actively participates in the transformation of energy. All forces of the universe, including the force of human consciousness, in the range of higher consciousness in the depths of the subconscious, is the transformation of cosmic energy.
Retro wrote:Is it?

How do you know that to be so?

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Re: Extreme Headaches!

Post by Goedert » Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:51 pm

nritv wrote:Hello All

I would like to seek your advise and help for a perennial problem my sister has. She is having extreme headaches for the last couple of years and we have gone to every specialist and undergone all kinds of treatments but the headaches never stop. They go on for days and now it has become unbearable. Finally she is on medication that corrects the chemical imbalances in the brain. The good part is that the severity of the headaches reduced but she should be on constant medication.

I read a great deal about Dhamma(I am very new) and in one of the articles, I read that some chronic diseases can be cured by Vipassana/meditation.

I would appreciate if you can help me direct for any kind of solution. I am thinking of recommending Dhamma Meditation for 10 day's(Goenka's). Please guide us.

Thanks
Hello friend.

Think you can say to your sister try to change the attention of the pain to the breath and focus on it, feeling it, experiencing it. Some times the pain increase for the excess attention that with have for it, the feeling becomes more intensity.

When pain comes to my body I usually try to be mindfull and see how the initial clinging to the pain happened and rapidly it goes away, the pain is very impermanent.

Actually, as many said, headchaques can be caused from thousands of reasons. The best thing to do is to experiment the things and go for professional help.

Kind Regards.
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