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Old 09-24-2008, 12:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It all started with a bout of Mastitis about a week ago, and has pretty much been constant since. A mild, dull ache in the back of my head, sometimes radiating to the sides. Not painful, but annoying. Pretty much the same intensity. Feels like the headaches I got when pregnant, or like a hunger or caffeine withdrawal headache. Tylenol, Advil, and Excedrin Sinus didn't help. I hardly ever get headaches but when I do Advil does the trick.

I also have a stuffy nose, but otherwise feel fine.

Help!

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Old 09-24-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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What's in the excedrin sinus? The location doesn't sound like it would be sinus related.

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Old 09-24-2008, 04:48 PM
 
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I tend to get headaches with my menstrual period. Increasing my calcium supplement really helps, as does drinking more water. If you think it could be hormonal, some teas might help, like red raspberry leaf, nettle leaf, and meadowsweet. Unfortunately these are all sort of maintenance things that might not help a lot right away. If I take the calcium and drink enough water before my period I usually won't get a headache. When I do get one, I will occasionally take one aspirin to take the edge off. I also recommend both exercise (fresh air) and rest.

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