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#1 rileys-mum

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:08 PM

Both DH and I have both been experiencing almost daily headaches for the last 3 weeks. I normally would only have 4 or 5 headaches a year and DH less.
These are decent headaches too - not just highly irritating ones...
The best the pharmacy can offer is Panadol which does nothing.

Is there a virus floating around? Anyone else impacted? It appears strange that we both have this.

#2 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:10 PM

Carbon monoxide poisoning?

Do you feel better away from home? You can by a detector at Bunnings.

Edited by 22Fruitmincepies, 11 July 2019 - 10:11 PM.


#3 rileys-mum

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:12 PM

Got rid of the gas heater years ago.
Only use RC air con.

#4 rileys-mum

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:13 PM

Don’t feel any better when not at home
Kids are not impacted they are fine....

#5 BusbyWilkes

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:16 PM

There seem to have been virus' with this presentation around.
Or do you get hay fever? My presents with sinus headaches. You could try taking an antihistamine daily for a couple of days to see if that helps?

#6 FearsomeFeralFreak

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:16 PM

I had an awful viral headache that lasted about a week a few weeks ago. It was an absolutely crippling headache but I had no other symptoms - no fever, no aches, no sniffles - just the headache. A few others I know have had the same, some longer than others. Maybe you have a bad case of the same?

#7 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:16 PM

Well that’s good! You can try nurofen plus panadol plus caffeine (coffee, coke, whatever). You haven’t both quit coffee or anything like that? Or muscular? Need a new pillow?

#8 Lifesgood

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:21 PM

Time for glasses? Have you both reached a certain age?

#9 rileys-mum

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:22 PM

FFF - it almost feels like what you would expect if you were sick - but you are not sick - no other symptoms, so you feel obliged to keep going...

22 - not coffee related although I have been having a couple of straight espressos a day in an effort to get some relief.
Will try a new pillow I think. I have been having the Panadol with caffeine but it just takes the edge off. Will try neurfen.

#10 Froyohoho

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:25 PM

View PostFearsomeFeralFreak, on 11 July 2019 - 10:16 PM, said:

I had an awful viral headache that lasted about a week a few weeks ago. It was an absolutely crippling headache but I had no other symptoms - no fever, no aches, no sniffles - just the headache. A few others I know have had the same, some longer than others. Maybe you have a bad case of the same?
I had this a couple of months ago. Ended up in hospital and they insisted on doing a lumbar puncture. Apparently it showed a nasty virus in my CSF but nothing sinister. The pain was extreme and unrelenting. I'd taken my usual migraine medication with no improvement. I was incapacitated for days.

#11 FearsomeFeralFreak

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:25 PM

View Postrileys-mum, on 11 July 2019 - 10:22 PM, said:

FFF - it almost feels like what you would expect if you were sick' - but you are not sick - no other symptoms, so you feel obliged to keep going...

22 - not coffee related although I have been having a couple of straight espressos a day in an effort to get some relief.
Will try a new pillow I think. I have been having the Panadol with caffeine but it just takes the edge off. Will try neurfen.

Thats exactly how I felt. I kept going to work as I didn't really feel 'sick and it was a new job. Nothing took the pain away. It was an awful awful time. I was on so many tablets! . I was on nurofen, panadol and inderal (I take that for migraines) and panadeine forte at night and it only slightly took the edge off. After about 8 days the headaches stopped. And then everyone else at work came down with it. :ph34r:

Edited by FearsomeFeralFreak, 11 July 2019 - 10:27 PM.


#12 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:26 PM

Take the full combo - panadol plus nurofen plus coffee (I usually add chocolate too but that’s a big no for some people)

#13 rileys-mum

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:30 PM

Thank you for the advice ladies. Much appreciated. Off to bed so hopefully I can wake up without a throbbing head.

#14 PocketIcikleflakes

Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:33 PM



Have your cleaned your air conditioner filters recently?


#15 BornToLove

Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:03 PM

If you’ve been taking Panadol and or neurofen regularly for a few days, you maybe experiencing bounce back headaches. I would try to go without any pain relief, and no more than the normal amounts of coffee (caffeine) you would normally take in a day, and see if that helps.

#16 Cheesy Sanga

Posted 11 July 2019 - 11:16 PM

Have you started any new vitamins, prescriptions, etc? What about a new soap or laundry powder, etc?

#17 Sancti-claws

Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:01 AM

Both hubby and my daughter have had a few bouts of this - I really do think there is a mystery virus with such a presentation going around.

#18 born.a.girl

Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:29 AM

Not exactly the same, but I (presumably) caught a bug on a flight from Australia not long ago, but it also had a razor sharp sore throat with it.  Almost migraine level headache and sore throat - zero other cold symptoms. Lasted nearly a week. Such fun when you're travelling.




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