View Full Version : Help me please - terrible headache!
05-03-2005, 12:18 PM
I never get headaches and I know this process of detox is not due to caffine (I haven't had any caffine for over a month!)
What can I take to help heal this horrible pain! I don't want to take any pain medicine because I know my body is healing itself but I really need to get through this day!!!
My sinus' feel very impacted between my eyes and I get really dizzy with sharp pains whenever I bend over.
05-03-2005, 12:21 PM
Hey! Just noticed I'm a sprout now! Cool! :)
05-03-2005, 12:53 PM
A series of enemas ( 7-8, one after another) could help. Sounds as though not enough toxins are being released outside ~ instead they are bein re-absorbed.
05-03-2005, 01:02 PM
OK! I have been reading up on enemas and I do need to get some done. Thanks! (Although I'm not looking forward to presenting my bare bum to a doctor! :) )
05-03-2005, 01:15 PM
You can do your own enemas. Also, extra magnesium might help. When I was having migraines last month, I went to my doctor and he gave me a push of magnesium (they put an IV in your arm and a super large needle like contraption (not the needle, just the thing that holds the magnesium) )and take about 10 minutes to get the magnesium into your blood stream. It didn't help me because it ended up being TMJ that it is causing my migraines, but it could help you!
05-03-2005, 01:40 PM
I don't think doctors do enemas. Maybe their nurses. I do my own. Quite simple once one gets the hang of it.
Oh! By 7-8 I meant all at one time ~ same day ~ same hour. You'll know you're done when the water runs clear.
Helen Of Tennessee
05-03-2005, 02:51 PM
I know people who say that coffee enemas do the trick. My ND recommends them. I've never done them but a friend of mine swears by them. One day she and her husband were getting ready to leave for a party and he had a real bad headache. She told him to go and do a coffee enema and his headache was gone before they got to the party.
Anyway, my ND and others that I have read on the boards say something in the coffee helps pull the toxins out. I guess you make regular coffee (I don't drink coffee so I have no idea how to even make it) then let it cool down to room temperature.
Just something to check into. One day RaeAnne, you may meet my friend, Gina. She is very high raw . . . and depending on time, may make one of our rawfood lunches.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
05-03-2005, 03:22 PM
Enemas are a good suggestion - as is drinking lots and lots of water - until you feel you're going to float away.
I have tried coffee enemas before for my wicked headaches and most of the time they have helped. You can do a Google search for directions in preparing and how to and it is easy to do at home - in privacy.
Good luck. I feel for you as I am susceptible to headaches quite often. It's one of the reasons I want to go raw - so I can say good-bye to that kind of recurrent pain!
05-03-2005, 05:27 PM
When I was detoxing heavily during my one-month juice fast, I did enemas daily to rid myself of headaches. It works pretty quickly.
05-03-2005, 08:44 PM
Hubby does coffee enemas and yes, you brew the coffee and he add ice to it to cool it down. It does pull stuff from you, and be careful not to make it too strong - that can cause cramps later in the day.
05-03-2005, 09:14 PM
I have TMJ as well and have had your symptoms ! I have a brace for it ,maybe you should go to the dentist if it persist? Also magnesium RICH FOODS ARE... dates ,raisins and beets :D
P.S. If it is tmj ,I got the brace (its like a retainer and can be "Weaned" off of so your jaw will naturally align again ,although our insurance only covered the more expensive surgery,BUT DO NOT ,I REPEAT DO NOT get the surgery -my dad is a lawyer and has done/seen MANY malpractice suits on former patients whose faces have been MUTILATED and It rarely works ,they essentially slice up your face/mouth area -SO ONLY get the brace!!!!!!!
05-03-2005, 11:05 PM
I used to drink alot of coffee, and when I quit coffee 12 years ago, I had a migraine for 4 days,
I started drinking coffee again in 1999, and when I went raw this time, I had no headaches-except the first night, WHY????
because I take a sauna almost daily, it pulls out the toxins super fast, and then I go and rinse off in the shower, and scrub my skin, It feels so wonderful to be clean inside and out.
I don't do enemas, because to me they don't feel natural, however I do know many people who do.
I think it is a personal choice.
05-04-2005, 07:35 AM
It's funny that you mentioned that rawpriestess because I couldn't stop thinking how good a sauna would feel during my headache!!! I had a fever as well and took a soak in the bathtub with epsom salts and later that night my fever and my headache were gone. I feel great this morning except for the dark mucus that I keep blowing out my nose! :)
05-04-2005, 07:46 AM
Dark mucus = toxins and out it comes - good for you!
05-05-2005, 12:14 AM
So glad to hear that you're feeling better today. Yes, detoxing can get rough at times. It helped me to have the attitude of gratitude for the toxins leaving my body -- and, however unpleasant the effects -- actually welcomed the headache or the flu-like day or the diahrrea (sp!). I figured it was proof that eating raw was helping my body get closer to being able to heal itself.
What an exciting path you're on! Congratulations.
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