September 03, 2023

Painkillers Not Helping Your Headaches?

Why Your Head Still Hurts With Medication

Hello Everyone! If you suffer from regular headaches and migraines, I have no doubt how it may affect all areas of your life. It can be disabling, and you may have other conditions running alongside them.

If you have had anything serious ruled out by your doctor and headache medication no longer works, I may have some good news for you.

In this post, I will explain why your migraine medicine may not work despite consistent use and how you may reduce migraines without medication.

What Are Headache Rebounds?

Why Doesn’t Your Headache Go Away?

Will a Detox Help Migraines and Headaches?

Do Deficiencies Cause Headaches and Migraines?

Will Headaches Ever Stop?

What Are Headache Rebounds?

Headache rebounds are also known as medication overuse headaches. You may have this condition if you have headaches at least 15 days a month and consistently take over-the-counter headache medicine. Chronic pain can lead to overuse of painkillers.

What we need to remember is that migraine is a chronic inflammatory condition, not curable by over-the-counter medication. Certainly, relief may be felt from over-the-counter medicine initially, but it doesn’t last and ultimately contributes to continuous headaches.

Many triggers for headaches and migraines need to be dealt with at the source to put them into remission.

Why Doesn’t Your Headache Go Away?

It may not just be headache rebounds because what else is going on is the persistent use of medication, which causes gut dysbiosis. Gut dysbiosis causes chronic inflammation.

Chronic inflammation causes neuroinflammation, which leads to neuropeptides inducing a cascade of inflammatory responses in brain tissues. This then causes continuous pain-causing nerves to be stimulated.

This leads to headaches and migraines.

Medication overuse also can be very taxing on our livers, which can cause headaches and migraines.

Read NSAIDs, Gut Health & Inflammation.

This means the medication used for headaches and migraines actually triggers more headaches and migraines.

Medication reduces good bacteria in our tummies and increases the harmful bacteria.

Antibacterial resistance genes are increased, which means more health risks. We need a good balance of gut bacteria for optimal health.

The gut lining may also become perforated with medication, allowing any pathogen to leak into our bloodstream, leading to Leaky Gut Syndrome and other chronic inflammatory conditions.

Will a Detox Help Migraines and Headaches?

Medication is also taxing on the liver, and this can result in headaches and migraines. Many signs of stress in the liver can produce nausea, fatigue, and intolerance to smells, which you may be experiencing with your headaches.

The Eat Burn Sleep liver detox is in the Lifestyle Guide and is powerful and successful for many conditions. You will undoubtedly reap the benefits and reduce your headaches and migraines. Have you watched The Rewire Masterclass in gut health? I discuss why superfood and fad detox diets work.

Read: The Ultimate Liver Detox. It tells you how the detoxification process works. As you go through the healing crisis, you may experience a headache, feeling worse before you get better.

To prepare you, check out the section on: What Happens When You Cut Down on Toxins?

Once you are through it, you sail through and come out of it feeling on top of the world! So much so that you look forward to doing it another time!

This, of course, will be less of a healing crisis because following Eat Burn Sleep on an 80/20 ratio will mean that your health will be optimized and your chronic inflammation will be reduced or in remission.

Do Deficiencies Cause Headaches and Migraines?

Many triggers can cause headaches and migraines.

Deficiencies can cause headaches and migraines, and you can easily be deficient if you have anemia due to nutrient malabsorption and blood loss, like in many Inflammatory Bowel Disease conditions.

Headaches and migraines can occur through what you are not eating and what you are eating. Trendy diets, vegetarianism, veganism, drinking too much alcohol, and calorie counting can lead to deficiencies and headaches. Not to mention sleep deficiency!

Good foods and recipes like this Baked Salmon are good for reducing headaches.

Check out this post: Help With Anemia, B12, and Iron Deficiencies.

Members get extra support for Insomnia in the Personalized Advice section.

Will Headaches Ever Stop?

Headache rebounds generally stop after you stop taking the headache medication every day, as long as you reduce inflammation in your body through diet and lifestyle changes.

Remember that chronic inflammation running in the body causes headaches, and migraines can also induce chronic inflammatory conditions. It will take a few days to turn around your gut health to begin your journey to migraine remission.

To complement this anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle available for all members, I created a Migraines & Headaches protocol (found in Premium Membership. We have 30+ personalized advice protocols for a range of conditions, and add a new one monthly).

It helps you reduce headaches and migraines in various ways so you become medication-free. Most importantly, it is free of all the pain and challenges that headaches and migraines bring.

You may be interested in these articles: What Foods Help Ease Multiple Sclerosis?, Can You Put Ulcerative Colitis into Remission? How To Reduce Menopause Symptoms & Help With Anemia, B12 & Iron Deficiencies.

The only side effects Eat Burn Sleep brings are positive, like constant, safe weight loss if needed. (There is personalized advice for Weight Gain, too). Skin, hair, vitality, energy, and body composition are all boosted. Mental well-being is improved magnificently.

Do note that prescribed medications should not be stopped abruptly, so talk with your doctor about your headache/migraine medication. Certainly, run this BUPA-Global-approved anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle by them.

As always, I wish you good health and a wonderful day.

Yalda Alaoui


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