Are you having headaches at the left side of your head? Some people experience pain or difficulty in getting up after a long day at work, but others are not as lucky as you. Pain at this area can feel overwhelming and it takes some time to recover from an illness like headache. So here is some information on how to deal with these types of headaches:
1. Try to find out what has caused the headache.
It is important to look for signs that this pain is not due to stress (such as feeling nauseous). If the headache comes back after two hours, call 911.
2. Drink enough water.
Aim to drink 6–12 glasses of water every day, no more, no less. A headache is often related to dehydration. Water helps flush toxins away of your body and keeps your blood pressure high.
3. Exercise regularly.
Get plenty of exercise so the muscles in this part of your body take care of themselves and your mind keeps going. This type of workout will help reduce the intensity and frequency of headache.
4. Don’t strain yourself if possible.
Keep in mind when lifting something heavy, it releases an entire load of tension on one side of your neck, shoulders, and other joints. That means it’s best to avoid pulling that object (or doing anything else) while wearing headphones or using a phone or tablet, then try again without headphones for 24 hours or so.
5. Eat healthy and drink lots of water.
Make sure to eat well, stay hydrated, and be able to make a habit out of eating healthy in order to reduce headache. When I was a teenager, my mother tried to give me a diet that I could follow all day long. Her main concern was losing muscle mass. My mom made her food tastier and she looked better than ever before. She gave me strict training that I’m sure kept me happy. But we lost all those muscle fibers as soon as I hit adulthood. I also gained weight which made me overweight as well, but now I am a little thinner, thanks to good nutrition. In the end it was hard to find a diet that worked for me anymore. As I got older, I realized that it was hard to stick to a diet that I could stick to. Since then I have been a vegetarian for years but still I suffer from severe headaches when trying to wake up in the morning. When I eat I have to sip liquid, and sometimes that works, but I can get them much further down in the afternoon.
6. Do any physical activities or things that will distract you.
For me, being distracted or making myself busy while I’m having a headache is the worst. I don’t have to do tasks I want to but I have a lot of time to do anything and everything is distracting me from whatever it is that I’m suffering as a result of symptoms on the right side of the head. To help myself, go to work, get a snack, just do something fun for your body that makes you smile and gets your heart pumping. Not only does it distract you mentally, it actually causes you to become tired and feel worn down. You can still be productive with a strong, engaged mind at work.
7. Tell someone you need the meds.
There is a difference between taking medication and being told to take medication. Medication is usually given by a doctor, not a pharmacist, and it’s meant to improve health and symptoms. However, there can be a problem with taking medication in the first place, like taking too many medications in a short space of time, or because there are interactions between your prescription drugs so taking multiple doses and/or taking over-the-counter medication is risky. For example, take your prescribed pill just so you have a big effect. Taking medication is an incredibly personal thing that should not be taken lightly. Your doctor may prescribe certain medications, or they may decide to write letters to doctors and telling them that a certain type of medicine is needed, or asking them to stop a dose of something. Talk to your doctor about this and let him or her know that taking medication is really not something you want to take into your own hands.
8. Stay open to medical advice.
you are probably scared off meds, especially when you think you can’t handle them, or the side effects can outweigh the benefits. Unfortunately, when you get started with a new treatment or see the results early on, you begin to become afraid. Being told that you are normal and healthy doesn’t stop this fear. Once you learn that a medicine isn’t dangerous or you are safe and not as scary and you start falling back on your medication and avoiding it, it becomes easier to get used to getting pills. Also read about a patient who found his doctor had his back for eight months. While he wasn’t thrilled or upset with his situation, he realized quickly that he didn’t want to be tied down to taking medication that he was not sure would be helping him with his health at all.
9. Practice deep breathing and meditation.
Sometimes meditation is the key to relieving the symptoms of fatigue, nausea, and headaches. Meditation is very popular, but it is also useful for reducing panic attacks and anxiety. Find a quiet place in front of a mirror to focus on the breath, and try to keep your thoughts on the breath rather than on the noise. Remember that you are just breathing but your brain is focused on something else. Just breathe. Count in a count of five in your head. Then exhale and repeat it for four seconds. Repeat this 4–5 times, counting each inhalation through each exhalation with your thumb, until you are completely comfortable and breathing freely. The same thing can hold true for meditation, just concentrate on your breathing and relax.
10. Don’t rush.
If you want to lose weight, get yourself moving, and you will see results. But the same applies to the other side of headaches. Don’t jump straight into exercising or working out. Take a break and allow yourself to walk away for a few days, and be sure to take a deep breath before stepping out. Wait at least four hours from the onset of your headache. Be sure to check on yourself from time to time and then come back to your senses and tell someone what you saw. See an expert who can accurately tell you if you have headaches that might be cause for concern. Seek medical advice when needed and know that most common symptoms are simply pain and discomfort and nothing more serious.