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  • been getting crazy headaches, and forhead pain the last week.

    its not dehydration, or concussion or anything, so am trying to limit my msg intake (rather hard in Japan) to see if that does anything. things seem to be getting better.

    anyone had simular experiences/have any tips?

    i would say 75% of my diet is vegetarian, lots of rice and veg

  • dinner tonight is a tin of tomato,a yellow pepper, load of firm tofu and some asparagus.. on rice.

    somewhat typical, although ive avoided using the usual stockcube

  • It's not likely to be anything you are eating. It's more likely to be stress or muscle related.

    If you take paracetamol and it doesn't work then you know there is some sot of minor swelling/inflamation. (paracentamol doesn't have any anti-inflamatory effects) Try Asprin, or Ibuprofen or any other NSAID and see if that makes any difference.

  • k. i havnt taken anything for it yet... im a firm believer of HTFU.... but will try it. the process of elimination is normally a good one

  • A guy I used to know used to get very severe migraines from things he ate. MSG was a major one for him, as were chocolate and cheese.

  • caffeine addiction?

    (i've got a minor case of this...)

  • i dont drink coffee... only green tea.

    and not that much chocolate and cheese..

    ive NEVER had an issue before last week... having gone through Uni, i cant claim to have eaten the best food, but, well, msg is in everything in Asia.

    im not a stressfull guy, but muscle issue could be something, my back isnt 100%

  • i always get fucked up headaches after chinese and other high msg foods...

    couldnt give you any advice really sorry, i just stay away from ready cooked meals / take away

  • It's more likely you would feel the effects of MSG in other ways before a headache, but it's definitely a possibility

    k. i havnt taken anything for it yet... im a firm believer of HTFU.... but will try it. the process of elimination is normally a good one

    lol, you should never let pain take hold though, it's a real stress... just take the painkillers and carry on your life.

  • i dont drink coffee... only green tea.

    green tea does contain caffeine. not as much as coffee, but it will add up if you're drinking plenty of it.

  • interestingly, there is some evidence that LSD and psilocybin (active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are effective at reducing cluster headaches (a type of severe headache not dissimilar to migraines).

    http://headaches.about.com/od/clusterhea­daches/a/mushrooms_lsd.htm

  • green tea does contain caffeine. not as much as coffee, but it will add up if you're drinking plenty of it.

    yeh, sorry. i thought you had said Coffee.

    and both of those drugs would get me hung here, and my ashes deported :P

  • yeah, slight downside.

  • I get cluster headaches. They suck Satans cock. No mistake!

  • I get cluster headaches. They suck Satans cock. No mistake!

    get yourself down to camden then!

  • and document the whole thing....please... :P

  • I self medicate with injections of Sumatriptin™ in the arse, pretty rapid, costs a shit load. Read a heap of literature regarding self medication using hallucinogens but no empirical data regarding dosage. In my recreational use I always found dosage rather "difficult" to control. Are you suggesting I "break the law"?

  • I self medicate with injections of Sumatriptin™ in the arse, pretty rapid, costs a shit load. Read a heap of literature regarding self medication using hallucinogens but no empirical data regarding dosage. In my recreational use I always found dosage rather "difficult" to control. Are you suggesting I "break the law"?

    no, that would be highly irresponsible! 8]

  • sweet !

  • If your salt intake is low, that might be causing it. (You need more than water to keep you hydrated.) I find eating salty things and drinking water cures the headaches i sometimes get, while just water makes them worse.

  • See a doctor. I suddenly started getting migraines, never having had them before.. a few weeks later I'm being ambulanced to hospital for emergency brain surgery. I'm not fucking around, GPs here have no fucking idea.

    http://thehippy.net/gallery/albums/Other­/AnimatedBrain1.gif

  • You have an animated GIF of your own brain?!

    You did mention the surgery but f*** me that trumps tynan's avatar.

  • there is a bit on that animated gif where hippy looks exactly like homer simpson

  • they seem to have stopped now.... so, im guessing it was MSG, as ive managed to almost cut it out.....

    hopefully.

  • You have an animated GIF of your own brain?!

    You did mention the surgery but f*** me that trumps tynan's avatar.

    Certainly does !

    I seem to remember doing a version of Hippy's brain with Pot Noodle in it a long time back.

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