Have you told your surgeon about this..? If not, you need to to do that... yesterday!! If you've been given any prescription pain medication(s), take them according to your doctor's instructions.Lie down in a dark, quiet room, put a cold wash cloth over your forehead. Stay very still for as long as you can, or until the headache passes. DO NOT take aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, ), Aleve, etc., unless/until your surgeon has said it's okay!! For a certain amount of time after surgery (your surgeon should've told how long), taking those types of pain meds can cause bleeding, they slow down the healing process & can be VERY dangerous. You need to ask your doc/surgeon BEFORE taking aspirin, ibuprofen, any OTC meds. Tylenol should be safe -- but ask your doctor first! Call & make an app't. with your doc/surgeon ASAP!! Until you've spoken with him/her, DON'T take ANY OTC pain meds. Feel better, be well... :)
Hi, Aturner. I'm so sorry to hear about your problem. If you haven't, you do need to talk to your doctor about this. Here are some things you could try at home that might help:
- Try a cup of coffee or cola. Caffeine constricts the blood vessels that make your head throb-- and it happens to be one of the main ingredients in over-the-counter headache medications.
- An acupressure foot rub. The doctor says you?ll get just as much relief from someone rubbing your feet as an aspirin. He finds the best results come from rubbing the foot from just where the toes begin and over the ball of the foot. If you don?t have a foot rub partner on hand, soak your feet in hot water. That causes your body to redistribute blood from one concentrated area ? your throbbing head ? and get it flowing all over.
try rubbing your temples and also go on youtube they have a lot of good advice... medicine is not always the best answer because if your body gets used to getting medicine all the time, when you really need it, it won't work. I haven't used any medicine for the longest time and I don't remember the last time i got sick