Alternative Medicine For Barometric Pressure Headaches?

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Anne did you guys find anything out?

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Anne did you guys find anything out?

Thanks for asking, Rob T. ... nope, at this point. Yoga just isn't working (because he won't try) but we DID get a Teeter hangy upside'down thingy second hand this weekend...not really sure how that would help with bloodflow TO the head tbh, but he's trying it...actually helps his 'wallet hip syndrome' however.

Our primary doctor is going to see him again next week and do scans and whatnot, but she also recommended Excedrin Migraine because of the caffeine as long as he doesn't take them at night (well, morning because he drives nights by choice) .... We will discuss the Imitrex at the appt. next week. Just seems that his two doctors kinda contradict one another.

His GP is also looking into an acupuncturist (since he's willing... NOT ME, NEVER EVER!) that takes his insurance. Keeping the 'extreme' humidity out of the house without making it too cold, seems to help a bit. This is all still a 'year (summer?) new' so nothing we've dealt with in the past.

I'll just let him sleep when he needs to, until we figure something out. Twelve Advil and ten tylenols a day is kinda bothering his belly, and understandably so.

Again, thanks! Will keep y'all posted.

Ain't no needles on me, no ... ain't no needles on me..... (sung to the tune of: 'ain't no bugs on me' haha!)

~Anne

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Anne, since you haven't found a solution here's a very simple thing that's well worth trying if you haven't already - acupressure. I've tried this a few times for a few minor things and it seemed to work surprisingly well. The theory is the same as acupuncture - you're simply putting pressure on nerve centers in certain locations on your body which may affect the nerves in other parts of your body, thus relieving certain symptoms.

There are a ton of websites and YouTube videos about acupressure. Check em out and give that a try.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Anne, since you haven't found a solution here's a very simple thing that's well worth trying if you haven't already - acupressure. I've tried this a few times for a few minor things and it seemed to work surprisingly well. The theory is the same as acupuncture - you're simply putting pressure on nerve centers in certain locations on your body which may affect the nerves in other parts of your body, thus relieving certain symptoms.

There are a ton of websites and YouTube videos about acupressure. Check em out and give that a try.

Thanks, Brett... sure can't hurt, that's for sure. Gonna begin the 'hunt' though I'm not a big YouTube fan, LoL! Will let you know what we come up with; appreciate the input. I Googled it, and it seems a lot of it has to do with pressure points on hands and feet. Heck, we could do that at home and save a few bucks, right?!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I Googled it, and it seems a lot of it has to do with pressure points on hands and feet. Heck, we could do that at home and save a few bucks, right?!

Yeah, it's free and you can do it yourself. There are pressure points all over the place that it uses - shoulders, arms, neck, etc. I've done it for mild headaches or a slight tightness in my chest from asthma and it seemed to work remarkably well in just 10 or 15 minutes. Certainly worth a shot, even if it only provides a little relief.

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I Googled it, and it seems a lot of it has to do with pressure points on hands and feet. Heck, we could do that at home and save a few bucks, right?!

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Yeah, it's free and you can do it yourself. There are pressure points all over the place that it uses - shoulders, arms, neck, etc. I've done it for mild headaches or a slight tightness in my chest from asthma and it seemed to work remarkably well in just 10 or 15 minutes. Certainly worth a shot, even if it only provides a little relief.

Brett, I can't thank you enough. I spent a good part of my day (besides having 3 15 y/o teens to look after, one being ours....) and learned immensely. Today was really bad for Tom, with the Flash T'Storms here and the pressure dipping to 29. ot something or other. I actually DID do a few pressure points on him today...seemed to give a bit of relief, even if not entirely. I ordered the e'book, 'Acupoint Location Guide' so I didn't have to flip around the PC and collect data in one day. Hopefully the best $35.00 I've spent.

Will let you know, collectively. Maybe won't NEED acupuncture if I can really do this for him....with a bit of study and direction.

On another note, my sister emailed me and said they use BOTOX for migraines now. I've never heard of that, but it figures she would know. In her Botox experiences, no wonder... LoL~!

After looking into Imitrex (and what Rob T. said with his wife's experiences) we don't want to go that route.

Sue, I can't talk Tom into that sinus irrigation thingy (forgot the name already; sorry M.B.!) He has a fear of drowning; so that's a nope.

Thanks again, Brett~! If this works, we've possibly helped other truckers in this situation; appreciate your insight, as always.

Be safe, y'all~!!! Anne

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It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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I’ve heard of the Botox treatments. I knew someone that was getting those in 2003ish.

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