Symptoms or body signals are our body’s way of telling us that there is a deeper, underlying problem. A headache, like any symptom, is essentially an alarm bell telling us that we need to take action. Masking or covering up a symptom may give us temporary relief but it doesn’t correct the actual problem. In fact it enables us to ignore the real issue as it gets worse over time.
People struggling with headaches will often turn to medication. Medication, while effective in offering temporary relief, only masks the symptom and can produce serious side effects.
Possible side effects from medications prescribed for headaches can include the following:
nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea, heartburn, constipation, liver damage, kidney damage, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, dry mouth, tingling/burning sensations, severe tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, vision problems or even vision loss, muscle weakness, easy bruising, fluid retention, mood swings, weight gain, elevated blood pressure, blood sugar problems, insomnia, artery damage, excessive hair growth, osteoporosis, fatigue, memory problems, muscle twitching, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to sunlight, leg pain, rash, swelling. Oh and there is one more – HEADACHES.
No, that’s not a typing error. A possible side effect of medication given to stop headaches is headaches.
Seems like quite a bit of risk for something that doesn’t correct what’s causing the issue. Isn’t it time we stopped chasing symptoms and start pursuing health? Listen to Dr. Schulte’s Webinar replay as he walks us through the latest installment of the Body Signals workshop series titled “No More Headaches”.
A Schulte Family Chiropractic Patient Testimonial:
Prior to seeing Dr. Schulte I had regular migraines as often as once each week and at least one each month. I had regular pain and twinges.
Now, I can go several months without even a hint of a migraine and the 2 or 3 per year are much less severe. I am now experiencing full range of motion and feeling good