Posted by Maryse (18.104.22.168) on August 31, 2000 at 11:53:04:
In Reply to: I Manage To Fight Mine Off posted by Colin Lay on August 31, 2000 at 03:24:17:
(And if the "burst of exercise" technique failed for you once,
try it again.)
At the VERY FIRST SIGN OF A HEADACHE,
I force myself to run in place like a maniac for a couple
of minutes. Most of the time, unless it's one of those monsters
that wake you in the night and is already too far along,
I abort the headache. I can feel my head start to clear
as I jog... It's quite amazing.
Each time we mention this, people get confused: they think we're talking about
regular exercise, and then complain that they still get CHs although they are
as fit as Olympians.
But our point is merely that it's the SUDDEN activity that aborts the
headache (and that you have to do it immediately when the pressure starts).
Maybe it wouldn't work as well for athletes, who might need more of a jolt
to get their hearts pumping.
Like Bob, and like you, Colin, I have avoided countless hours of agonizing pain using
This technique is important; it's analogous to, and may be more effective than,
ice, cold air, caffeine, etc.
Why on earth isn't it included in the list of abortives?
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