The key to dealing with severe headache is to get yourself back in control.
Getting back in control can restore a sense of wellbeing, even if head pain never goes away.
The steps you can take to help your headaches will also improve your long term health and wellbeing.
If you can understand that chronic pain is not dangerous you will start to feel more in control, and start getting your life back.
Things You Can Do for Severe Headache
I would reckon that these 6 steps will reduce your chance of severe headache by between 50% and 75%.
Clinical research would support these steps as potentially helpful in most people with chronic severe headaches.
- Use as few painkillers as possible
- Live a Headache-Friendly-Lifestyle
- Use Medicines Effectively
- Understand that Chronic Headache is like a False Alarm
- Consider Drug-Free Treatments
- Coping with pain can mean changing your thinking
Please note this website is not a substitute for proper medical care, it should be used as a companion to your own doctors advice.
If you have symptoms that are different or are causing you concern you should discuss these with your doctor.
What you read is based on years of experience. The information is backed up by medical research, and is what I share with my own patients.
Dr Raeburn B. Forbes MD(Hons) FRCP Ed FRCP Lond
Consultant Neurologist and Author of Severe-Headache-Expert
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