By: Terry Graedon October 8, 2017 0 Comments
    How to Prevent Migraine Headaches with Brain Fre…

    Migraine headaches are torture. In addition to pain that seems to worsen with every heartbeat, sufferers often describe disturbing visual changes, nausea, sensitivity to light, sound and smell as well…

    By: Terry Graedon July 24, 2017 16 Comments
    Is There a Beer That Won’t Cause Headaches…

    What causes headaches? Different people may find that their headaches have different triggers. Those who suffer from regular severe headaches such as migraines are usually eager to find the cause so t…

    By: Terry Graedon June 5, 2017 2 Comments
    How Can You Reduce Your Recurring Headaches?

    Do you have recurring headaches? Both tension headaches and migraines can cause a lot of trouble when they come back frequently. One reader found a fascinating and unique remedy. Overcoming Recurring …

    By: Joe Graedon May 15, 2017 5 Comments
    Can You Cure Killer Headaches With Ice Packs?

    There was a time decades ago when people treated really bad headaches with ice packs. Those were the days before Advil & Motrin IB (ibuprofen) and Aleve (naproxen). It was before triptan-type migr…

    By: Terry Graedon May 8, 2017 7 Comments
    Medicine for Sore Feet Linked to Unexpected Head…

    Arthritis hurts. Different people find the pain hits their joints in a very particular individual pattern, but when a joint hurts, you want relief. What will ease your joint pain? One reader found tha…

    By: Terry Graedon May 1, 2017 3 Comments
    Will Ice Stop a Killer Headache?

    What do you do for a nasty headache? If you suddenly develop a severe headache unlike anything you've experienced before, you should get medical attention right away. It might be nothing more than you…

    By: Terry Graedon February 6, 2017 3 Comments
    How Could Spicy Soup Stop Your Migraine?

    People who suffer from repeated migraine headaches are usually very eager to find a way to prevent or abort them. There are prescription medications such as sumatriptan, of course. These can be very h…

    By: Terry Graedon January 30, 2017 5 Comments
    Taking Vitamin D to Prevent Chronic Headaches

    If you suffer from chronic headaches, you would probably do nearly anything to prevent them. We know people who don't drink wine or eat chocolate because doing so might trigger a migraine. One reader…

    By: Terry Graedon January 12, 2017 2 Comments
    Is Lack of Vitamin D Behind Your Chronic Headach…

    People who are deficient in vitamin D may be more prone to chronic headaches, according to a Finnish study. The study was designed for other purposes, but it found an intriguing link between the two. …

    By: Terry Graedon December 5, 2016 4 Comments
    How to Head Off a Migraine with a Supplement

    Migraine headaches can have a dreadful impact on a person's quality of life. In addition to the pain, which can be debilitating if not excruciating, these episodes often bring on nausea, vomiting and…

    By: Joe Graedon November 7, 2016 12 Comments
    Can Stopping Excedrin Suddenly Cause A Severe He…

    Excedrin is one of those trusted brands that has been around for decades. According to the current manufacturer (Novartis), Excedrin Extra Strength was the first "multi-ingredient headache treatment p…

    By: Joe Graedon September 26, 2016 5 Comments
    Prescription for Licorice Pills Was Almost Letha…

    When most people think of licorice (or liquorice in the UK), they imagine candy such as licorice twists, Panda All Natural Soft Licorice, Twizzlers, Good & Plenty or Dutch Licorice Cats. But licor…

    By: Terry Graedon August 29, 2016 5 Comments
    How to Stop a Migraine with a Mocha Frappuccino

    Migraines are miserable. Any sufferer can tell you that without medication a migraine can result in hours or even days lying still in a dark, quiet room or throwing up in the bathroom. Is it possibl…

    By: Terry Graedon August 13, 2016 3 Comments
    How to Prevent Migraines by Eating Gluten-Free

    Many doctors are justifiably skeptical of the popularity of gluten-free foods. Some of the people who turn to these products are a bit unclear about why they are eating a gluten-free diet; others may …

    By: Terry Graedon July 25, 2016 9 Comments
    What Can You Do to Stop a Migraine?

    People who suffer from recurrent migraines will take strong measures to prevent them. But what if the pain has already started? How do you stop a migraine? Ice-Cream Headaches Might Help: Q. I have r…

    By: Joe Graedon November 30, 2015 6 Comments
    Iced Cappuccino Heads Off Killer Headaches

    Q. I have suffered for years from almost daily headaches, some of them migraines. I used to go through a bottle of Excedrin a month. About four years ago I drank an iced cappuccino by coincidence whil…

    By: Joe Graedon August 17, 2015 5 Comments
    Brain Freeze Saved the Day By Stopping Migraine …

    Q. I read your "brain freeze" article just days before waking up with a migraine. Whenever I get a migraine I wake up with it, so I have no warning and begin vomiting within 5 or 10 minutes. Usually I…

    By: Joe Graedon June 18, 2015 7 Comments
    See How Brain Freeze Works Fast for Bad Headache…

    We've got the perfect remedy for bad headaches, especially when the weather turns hot. Watch our video to learn how inducing an ice cream headache can rout a migraine before it has a chance to take ho…

    By: Joe Graedon May 25, 2015 3 Comments
    Simple Remedy to Ease Migraine Headache Pain

    Migraine headaches are often debilitating. There are prescription medications ("triptans") that can be very effective in alleviating the pain of a migraine. They are often expensive, however, and they…

    By: Joe Graedon December 29, 2014 55 Comments
    The Inside Story of Tamiflu: Side Effects &…

    If you have been watching TV lately you may have seen a commercial for Tamiflu (oseltamivir). A very sick-looking man is seen creeping about in a very small house. He blows his nose with a teeny tissu…

    By: Joe Graedon September 9, 2014 2 Comments
    Sulfite Reaction from Healthy Veggies Triggers H…

    Q. Several years ago I began having debilitating headaches in the morning. I could not even think, much less work. I had started eating prepackaged shredded cabbage for snacking and in salads, thinkin…

    By: Terry Graedon July 28, 2014 10 Comments
    Using Headache Medicines Frequently Ends Up Caus…

    Q. I have frequent if not constant headaches, possibly rebound headaches. I am now avoiding chocolate, cheeses and cold cuts. I drink lots of herbal teas and very little alcohol. I am sick of waking u…

    By: Terry Graedon July 17, 2014 19 Comments
    Must Wife Swear Off Chocolate to Avoid Horrible …

    Migraines are horrible headaches, so it is no wonder that people who suffer from recurrent migraines will go to great lengths to avoid one. Chocolate has a reputation for triggering migraines; is it …

    By: Joe Graedon July 2, 2014 13 Comments
    Peppermint Oil for Digestive Woes (IBS) vs. Side…

    Q. I've heard that taking enteric-coated peppermint oil can help IBS. My worst symptoms are stomach cramps and flatulence, but I'm reluctant to eat out or travel. Some of my friendships have suffered.…

    By: Terry Graedon March 10, 2014 9 Comments
    B Vitamin Riboflavin Helps Prevent Migraine Head…

    Q. After my migraines began flaring up weekly, I started taking riboflavin (vitamin B2) daily. Ten weeks into this regimen, I have only had two really bad headaches. I still have Maxalt as a backup, b…

    By: Terry Graedon December 26, 2013 0 Comments
    Cut Kids’ Headaches with Cognitive Behavio…

    A new study suggests an effective treatment for children with recurrent migraine headaches. Kids who suffer migraines miss school and social activities, but the FDA has not approved any drugs to treat…

    By: Terry Graedon December 23, 2013 9 Comments
    Can Magnesium Pills Counteract Recurrent Headach…

    People who suffer recurrent headaches may find themselves in a bind. Taking medication day after day can actually lead to rebound headaches if the dose is missed. No wonder people would like to know h…

    By: Terry Graedon December 9, 2013 4 Comments
    Could Mothballed Sofa Be Making His Family Sick?

    Q. I picked up a couch of my Grandma's from my uncle. He'd kept it in the garage with a ton of mothballs. It fits in my living room, but I notice I've been feeling weird lately. My eyes are bothering …

    By: Joe Graedon October 21, 2013 42 Comments
    Flomax (Tamsulosin) Side Effects, Stuffy Nose, S…

    Q. Because of an enlarged prostate gland I have to get up at night to pee. Initially it was once or twice. Now it is three or four times. Getting back to sleep is challenging. My primary care physicia…

    By: Terry Graedon July 22, 2013 15 Comments
    Natural Cure for Headaches

    How do you manage headaches? If the pain is mild or infrequent, a common pain reliever such as acetaminophen, aspirin, iburofen or naproxen might work well enough. But if headaches occur often or the…

    By: Terry Graedon March 11, 2013 20 Comments
    What Works Against Weather-Induced Headaches?

    Q. I get caffeine withdrawal headaches and treat them with a cup of coffee. The severe headaches I get from the weather are more difficult to treat. They occur when it is about to rain. Why does this …

    By: Joe Graedon October 21, 2012 149 Comments
    Metformin (Glucophage) Side Effects & Compl…

    The fascinating compound called metformin was discovered nearly a century ago. Scientists realized that it could lower blood sugar in an animal model (rabbits) as early as 1929, but it wasn't until th…

    By: Terry Graedon August 27, 2012 5 Comments
    Different Diet Diminished Migraines

    Q. I suffered from migraine headaches for nearly 27 years. I would have one or two a week this entire time, sometimes more. The longest I ever went without one was about two weeks. They were usually s…

    By: Terry Graedon April 16, 2012 3 Comments
    Cacao Nibs Avert Headache

    Q. You sometimes have questions from people who want a way to stop a headache. I use pure cacao (100 percent or 99 percent, which means no sugar) for migraines and tension headaches. I've found that h…

    By: Terry Graedon November 14, 2011 5 Comments
    Drumsticks Defeat Horrible Headache

    Q. Every few months I wake up with a headache that makes me ill for about five days. The headache gets progressively worse and by the third day there is no comfortable position. I have to sit in a hot…

    By: Terry Graedon October 10, 2011 8 Comments
    Ice Cream Stops Headache Cold

    Q. I absolutely get relief from my migraines with ice cream. Starbucks Frappuccinos are just as good or better. Any combination of cold and carbohydrates is great. Add caffeine and protein (the milk i…

    By: Terry Graedon March 23, 2011 16 Comments
    Ice Cream Eliminates Tenacious Headache

    Q. I know when my burning headaches go all day it's because the weather has gone from too hot to too cold at the snap of my fingers. Or rain is on the way within the next day or two. But after popping…

    By: Terry Graedon July 26, 2010 3 Comments
    Gluten-Free Diet Eliminates Headaches

    Q. Two years ago, I was getting headaches every day for several months. I visited five different doctors, but none had a clue as to the reason, and they weren't any help. I then read about a lady who …

    By: Terry Graedon June 11, 2010 8 Comments
    How to Cope with Headaches

    Learn how to cope with headaches in our video with Joe Graedon.…

    By: Terry Graedon June 10, 2010 12 Comments
    Natural Relief for Headaches

    Q. I have had bad headaches for years and have tried just about everything from acetaminophen and ibuprofen to prescription pain relievers. They help a little but the headaches always return with a ve…