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Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 8:37am
So here is one more time the question of what to do with stress ... I have narrowed every other reason for getting the daily headaches.

Years ago I had a neck whiplash injury and ever since the neck is my weak spot for pain.  I have fixed my neck in all PHYSICAL needs and it is perfectly ok--- but not as it regards times of emotional stress, in those times I get this one sided headache and I am sick of it.

Trehalose seems to have helped so that I do not get a headache unless I stress emotionally over some -what I perceive as - injustice.

I am here saying that I have done most things I can to physically fix ME.. but this stress response is not under my control, and the result is a miserable headache that will go away after about 6 hours.. (day or night..)  

WHAT is going on in time of stress to give me a headache?  

This same 'feeling' of frustration also is connected to gaining weight.. eating is one type of stress relief I have control (or not) ...but all the weight goes on my belly..

SO what to do to get rid of what I expect is CORTISOL ?????   How to take a test to measure it? and whatever..

I am soooo tired of this pain starting with NECK stiffness left and right.. then becoming similar to a trygeminal headache... and only going away when I hear clicking behind the left ear?
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 8:49am; Reply: 1
That is such a shame Goldie...I am wondering if there is maybe something you use or eat that makes it worse?(think) I do hope you find the cause + cure... ;) (hugegrin)(hugegrin)(hugegrin)
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 12:08pm; Reply: 2
....if some one aggravates me is the time I can trace the headache directly.. circular thinking brings it on.. when there is no way to talk it out.

It is INTERNAL stress .. so called Cortisol.. so what is there do do to reduce that stuff from harming US all.. from first of all collecting inside..

medication does not work.. going in my car (alone) and screaming might // have to try that,  ;D,

what might work is RAISING MY NECK/HEAD ALL THE WAY.. and howl like a wolf 3 times.. it works in other stress situations.. perfect in a car.. no one hears it.

BUT THE QUESTION IS HOW to eliminate the cortisol in the first place.. as in never even getting it... what does it take.. more hormones? more vit B? some darn thing has to help!!!! or we get fat..

Food eating helps mentally.. ..  either its the CHANGE in the stomach acid.. or the chewing that helps.. sometimes
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 1:58pm; Reply: 3
I am expecting a trying day today.. aggravations.. no way to prevent nor deal with.. just life is..

I am going to take a Propranalol as a preventive agent.. I wish to see if I could quiet the wishes to eat, slow down circular thinking and any other neck tension issues.. and see if that could alter my life..

I will report back..
Posted by: Joy, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 6:29pm; Reply: 4

I'm going to quote directly from a book I read and if it helps you good if not that's ok too because we
can't change anyone but ourselves so I'm learning.  I've certainly tried to change others starting with members of my family when I was a child to no avail.

"Here's the key for you to understand about fixed beliefs.  When you're at the mercy of a fixed belief ,in other words, when you're living from a script-you will resist any change to that script.  When events go counter to your fixed beliefs, even if you recognize that you've never been happier or more peaceful, a sense of destiny intrudes.  You get a queasy feeling, an apprehension that things just aren't right somehow.  Your internal dialogue becomes something like, Oh my gosh!  I'm going to be struck down any minute.  This is not my destiny.  This is not my role.  What happens is that you cannot be happy being happy.  You will be miserable if your script is to be miserale, because that is your self-ordained destiny.  You can be miserable even if you start to be happy, because "happiness" was not part of your script.  Happiness belongs to some other character in the drama, not you.  So instead of enjoying the feelings, you fear that something is wrong or that it is only the calm before the storm, since you know the script and happiness is just not part of it."

Once again I remind myself of these words.

Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 6:42pm; Reply: 5
Have you looked into Bach Flower Remedies? That might help you "get unstuck mentally" and stop the mental processes that lead to the headaches.

You also may benefit from chiropractic care. Even if the neck seems to be "perfectly physically OK" it might be just slightly "off" and that could be contributing to the headaches as well.
Posted by: Goldie, Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 7:33pm; Reply: 6
the chiro was tried many times.. I got the headaches anyway..

BUT I THINK i am narrowing it down to oncoming stress..

I have a person that has a way of making chaos out of any good day.. Today the chaos would have been a red day zone.. I might have gotten a headache on top of having had one last night from her .. for whatever.. just a difficult personality..

I took a propranalol today and I think I might have kept COOL ac cucumber..

What I like about this pill when taken occasionally... It puts a glass wall between me and the issues.. like : it's NOT my problem.. IT NEVER enters.. it stays outside of my Psyche..    a good difference.. NOT all issues have to be sorted out by ME..
Posted by: Goldie, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, 10:45am; Reply: 7
I think I will now come closer to solving the riddle.. No doubt the headaches start in the digestive area, starting on the left side of the stomach area as some kind of maybe acid reaction or something.. I can feel it .. but not as acid reflux, rather some thing / feeling starting in the body on the left side, on the side below the ribs.. maybe affecting digestion after the stomach empties..   ??)  

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