View Full Version : My son has a headache
Sharon in Colorado
02-26-2005, 03:56 PM
02-26-2005, 04:07 PM
When is the last time he moved his bowels? I know that sometimes my daughter would get a headache and then once she moved her bowels, she says it would feel better.
There's a product on the market called "Kid Lax" and it's a natural colon cleanse for kids. It's gentle and the capsules are like really tiny. It's made by the Renew company that sells all the different cleanses (parasite, colon, candida, etc.) I think that 's the company Askcassyfirst works for.
But that's just a suggestion provided you think he needs attention in that area. Otherwise, I'm not sure.
02-26-2005, 06:16 PM
It could really be anything, but I'll tell you what does it for my daughter. Anything with MSG in it will give her a horrible headache. Also, if she eats too much sugary food...of course, she only eats raw food, so I mean things like honey or too much fruit. The thing that always helps with that is to eat a big green salad. It always works to get rid of that kind of headache. Unfortunately we haven't found anything to help with a MSG headache.
02-26-2005, 06:25 PM
One of those buckwheat hull or rice filled bags you heat in the microwave is so soothing to a headache..I have suffered terrible headaches most of my life and I couldnt have survived without it. Anyways-heat helps. Hope he feels better soon Sharon!
Sharon in Colorado
02-26-2005, 07:49 PM
Thanks for the help girls.
Rawkin I did ask him when the last time he made doody. He looked at me like I had three heads! LOL... I just told him if he did it might help his headache to go away. Oh - I just asked him again and he said he hasn't gone today, but he'll go 'try'.
Allison - matter of fact just before I read this he had some greens for dinner - of course along with his Annie's pasta, but still!
At dinner he told me his headache felt better but when he looked with his eyes all the way to the side it hurt.
SweetG thanks for that suggestion. I used to have one of those nice canvas type ones that you throw in the micro. Suppose I could fill a sock with beans or something and put it on top of his head!
Funny I don't remember ever experiencing headaches so young. It all seemed to happen when I was older.
I love picking your brains! Hope I didn't give you all a headache... LOL
02-26-2005, 08:03 PM
You can use a sock and fill it with rice to heat in the microwave too if you don't have beans.
We made these in our Bradley birthing classes to help us with labor (nothing helped me in labor btw -they were all just small distractions, LoL ).
As a matter of fact I've had a migraine/head-ache all day. I think I will
try it. Thanks for the tip ladies. I juiced a green drink and my headache
is more tolerable but still there.
02-26-2005, 08:56 PM
My midwife suggested eating half a cup of raw almonds when I had a headache,,,worth a try anyway :)
02-26-2005, 09:45 PM
My niece had terrible headaches until we discovered she could not handle caffeine. Once she removed the tea, chocolate and soda, she was fine.
Also, my co-worker's daughter had headaches constantly until her allergy to red dye was discovered. Red dye is in everything from soft drinks to hot dogs.
Sharon in Colorado
02-26-2005, 09:58 PM
Punky - Thanks for the tip on the rice. I remember a dentist telling me to do that too. Oh, and I did the Bradley Method, too, with my first born.
Spin Ducky - I've never heard of that about the almonds but it's worth a try. I also have some essential oils I can rub into his scalp.
Red Poppy - I can't think of any red dye or caffeine he had except he does have a little bit of cold brewed ice tea once in a while.
I'm thinking this might be from lack of sleep as well. He went to bed really late last night and I can see the tiredness in his eyes.
02-27-2005, 08:33 AM
My mom used to tie a bandana snug around my head. Then she would make me lay down on a soft pillow and she would put a warm compress on my forehead over the bananda.... it always worked... I used to get severe miagraines when I was little like 7-9... then they just went away.... I'm not sure why I ever had them, but I didn't know a tinsy bit of what I know today about toxins... wayless would my mom have known back then.
Anyway, just puting my idea out there. I hope your boy feels better- it is so hard to see the kids not well- my best~
02-27-2005, 10:19 AM
I used to get migraine headaches at an early age, and my mom tried several old time remedies, because they didn't have children's anything way back then.
Hands cooler than body, so I would lie in a hot bath, with my hands outside of the tub.
Brown paper on the forhead soaked in vinegar, this one usually worked the best, take a brown paper sack, tear off a piece big enough to cover the forhead, and soak it in apple cider vinegar. (don't know why this worked but it did)
Also, dark room, and no noise.
Also, take off all clothes, no jammies, nothing, and lie between blankets, with no sheets, again, I don't know why this works, but it did.
Also, the color pale blue or pale green usually can make a headache go away.
Where as pinks and lavenders and reds make your head hurt. This is from color therapy classes. I am an artist so needed to know how colors work with people.
Also, anything slow and rhythmic, like riding in the back seat of a car, or laying in a rocking chair or crib. It's hypnotic and is very soothing.
As I got older, I know that keeping my head warmer than my neck helped, so I would put a hot compress on the back of my head, and an ice pack on the back of my neck, never tried this as a kid, but always worked as an adult.
Good luck, hope some of these help.
Poor little guy.
Kids are so sweet, they don't deserve to hurt.
02-27-2005, 11:24 AM
oops almost forgot--inhaling rosemary oil helps a lot!
02-27-2005, 02:58 PM
I am learning a lot of neat things to try when I or someone I love has a headache. But one of the first things that came to my mind is, drink water. I know that I can get a headache from being dehydrated sometimes without realizing it. There are certain foods and drinks that deplete us, even though we think we are hydrated.
Anyway, that is one of the first tricks out of my bag that I try.
I sure do hope he's feeling better by now!
Bright blessings :)
02-27-2005, 04:16 PM
Does he still eat and drink dairy products?
Sharon in Colorado
02-27-2005, 04:50 PM
Wow - I cannot believe all these wonderful ideas! They are all so unique and interesting!
Melissa - I like that about the pressure. His eyes are bothering him today. Sometimes my eyes bother me before I get sick. It could be a sign of fighting something off?
RP you have a plethora of ideas there! I'm sure they have all worked one way or the other. I think I need to keep a notebook with everyone's ideas here!
Wish I had some ferverfew, as I've heard that's the 'headache herb'.
SweetG - I've thought about using essential oil. Rosemary sounds great and I have it on hand.
SouthPaw (my fellow SouthPaw) I should have thought about hydration. I just read "Your Body's Many Cries For Water" and the author did years of research in which water healed symptoms. I've known about that too, drinking water for a headache.
flutter he does have dairy products. I know it's not good. My younger son would rather have almond milk, and when he used more dairy, he got bumps on his skin. My husband's side carries skin allergies, and I'm sure dairy exasperates it!
Thanks again ladies - I'm going to print all these ideas out so I can go thorugh them for next time (for anyone in the family).
02-27-2005, 04:54 PM
gp tp www.notmilk.com and you will see all the things that dairy causes
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