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Momma Style Headaches

Posted on October 14, 2019 by dragonspitapothecary

There isn’t a momma I know that doesn’t get one of these types of headaches. It’s the one that starts up in your forehead on one side of your head or the other and is a dull thump that gradually gets louder throughout the day. It’s the one after the kids been arguing or being challenging non-stop and you have a million things you’re trying to get done. Oh yes, it’s definitely the one where you’re hoping for a quick bedtime and long soak in the tub to try to ease that pain before you get to bed yourself.

No one tells you when you become a momma that there will be days your head is going to hurt but you’re going to have to press on anyway. It’s all sweet baby, enjoy the moment it goes by fast endearments instead of the truth. The truth is yes it does go by fast and there are many precious moments that will come from this experience but then there are the days when you have to wonder about all that. There are some tough days intermingled in all that sweetness where you want to pull out your hair but your head hurts too bad to attempt it.

When these types of headaches start up for me it begins over my left eye and eventually feels like a drill going through my skull. I can feel it coming on and try my best to reduce it because I know in a few hours it’s going to be really painful and I won’t have a choice but to lay down. Since I also have Meiner’s Disease as a result of my olfactory nerve being destroyed after years of severe sinus infections when that headache gets real bad I’m also going to get vertigo. Not a bunch of fun and certainly I don’t have time to be down for the count as I’m sure you don’t either. There’s not many momma’s I know that can.


Migraines, sinus headaches, stress headaches, or momma headaches all can sometimes be controlled to prevent the full knock out need from suffering in pain. When we can do something about it when we first feel it coming on we stand the best chance of avoiding more severe measures. Not that I don’t appreciate a nice nap but I would prefer one when it wasn’t because my head was being stabbed by pain.

Slow Down

I know this is a tough one for any momma but if you can slow down and maybe even take a break when this pain starts u