Pharmaceutical companies make medications used for headache treatment. Some of these are over the counter medications (OTCs) like Tylenol or Motrin, and some of them require a prescription like Imitrex. In addition, these companies also make medications that were originally used for other diseases but were found to be good headache preventives. Combined, there are over 100 medications that are currently used to control headaches. These medications are synthetic chemicals which have been designed to block something or increase your headache threshold. While these medications have their purpose, they are only a part in decreasing your headaches. There are other options too.
Unfortunately, we live in a society where taking a pill for anything that inflicts us is touted as the answer. You can hardly get through your day without advertisement from the pharmaceutical companies. Large companies have large marketing budgets and alternative measures do not. That is why you may not be aware that they are effective too. But they don’t get rid of those self-defeating thoughts, environmental toxins, or poor nutrition that have plagued us for years, causing these physical or emotional problems in the first place.
If you have severe headaches or have frequent headaches, then use this as an opportunity to live a healthier life. Headaches are often an alarm letting you know that all is not well. By making changes to your lifestyle, you can live a radiant life without pain, doing things that you enjoy doing.
But what do you do if you are suffering now? Pharmaceutical medications can be used to buy time as you make the healthy changes to your life. As you learn to eat better, remove toxins bombarding your body, decrease your stress and redirect your thoughts, you will be on the path to wellness. Your headaches will decrease too. However, making these changes takes time – it is a journey. At the beginning, it may be best for you to keep the regimen that your doctor prescribes for you. You may also choose to take a more drastic approach and stop using any pharmaceuticals and that is fine too. Just make sure that you wean off slowing and under direction of your doctor. Make sure that whatever you decide is well informed and that you do so with support.
Before you start ANY plan, however, it is best to consult a doctor to rule out any underlying cause for your headache such as thyroid problems and tumors. These require special care.