5 Surprising Things That Give You Headache

Staring at the computer for hours, working late all week, a raging case of PMS, stress, eyestrain, and hormonal shifts. These are the common causes of headaches, which afflict millions of people, but sometimes, the usual suspects don't explain that pain in your head. Well, that's because what triggers them are just plain weird like perfume, storms, earrings, your hair accessories and believe it or not... orgasms. Here... read on the guides on how to identify them so you'll know how to feel better fast when headache attacks.


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PERFUME - There are times that strong scents bother you instantly because it activates your nose's nerve cells, which stimulate the nerve system associated with head pain. And what's really odd about it is the offending scents are often pleasant. As much as you'd want to, it's hard to avoid these scents (perfumes, strong household cleansers, fragrant soaps and shampoos, and air fresheners). You might want to try aspirin or acetamenophen for this.

WEATHER - According to studies, the headache-prone are especially attuned to changes in barometric pressure, rising temperatures, high humidity, lightning and cloud skies. The headache is usually on one side of the head and it pulsates. The meteorological shifts are thought to trigger chemical and electrical changes in the brain that irritate nerves. Try to put an ice compress on your eyes in the morning during bad-weather days. You may also try treating it with ibuprofen.

EARRINGS, HEADBANDS AND PONYTAILS - The muscle groups around the scalp don't have pain fibers, but their connective tissues do. Pulling hair tightly irritates the muscle system. Tight-fitting hats, headbands and heavy earrings are also culprits. Loosening your ponytail relieves headache and as much as possible try not to wear those heavy earrings for a long time.

HUNGER - Dieting, fasting, or skipping meals may cause you to bottom out, which may trigger a headache. All you need to do is eat. But don't just eat anything, what you grab may play a role in whether your headache returns. Bingeing on sweets on an empty stomach may cause you "sugar headaches." Snack on whole-wheat or eat foods rich in magnesium instead. These foods may prevent and alleviate head pain.

SEX - This headache can occur during foreplay or right before orgasm and typically last from a few minutes to an hour. Experts say, it's probably a type of exertion headache. There is pressure building up in the head and neck muscles during arousal. These headaches can be pretreated with ibuprofen or naproxen.

Most of these headaches can go away by themselves so I would suggest you ask your doc first before deciding to take anything.


18 comments:

Ebie said...

Sayang, I am allergic to some perfumes.

Anya said...

Lovely post !!
Its all true,
well written........

Jade said...

The first four ones - I have all experienced them. The last one luckily not yet heheh.

Race said...

very informative, thanks for sharing liz!

mm said...

thanks for the info=)

Rose said...

Hmm, interesting! Never knew sex cause headache!! :p Thought it suppose to ease headache instead.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

My head always ACHES if I put my hair up!!

turisuna said...

I always feel dizzy with strong perfume, I prefer to choose the soft and fresh one. Sex can cause headache? well for me I will get headache if only I don't get it :D

Rena said...

You're right on target. I've experienced most of them mainly tight headbands. Thanks for sharing about the chickpeas.

heidi said...

I have had most of these but do not recall the sex one. Will have to pay attention!

kg said...

and to think they say that sex is a cure for headache...:)

itsahumanzoo said...

Great post! I know for sure that perfume and headbands both give me headaches.

tiee said...

hi, i'm new here. just wanna say thanks for the info. for me, headache is quite common nowadays due to those factors you mentioned here but luckily the last one hasn't strike yet. :-) that's something new to learn. will b extra careful now..

Duni said...

Oh yes, perfume definitely gives me a headache! That's why I avoid going to the perfume counter in department stores.
I have noticed that wearing headbands gives me a headache too!

Tammy said...

I didn't realize that the weather could cause headaches. I know allergies, and staying out in the heat too long can cause them. Thanks for the great post.

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cpsanti said...

true; i get a headache when i'm around people who put on heacy perfume ;-(

Online Printing said...

Hmm... now I know the reason behind my almost-everyday headache attacks. Well, I wouldn't count the last one, but the rest, I'm guilty of.

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