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bruce101
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I normally never get headaches but about three months ago I started getting them every couple of weeks and then every week and now every day for the past week.

They're the same type of headaches: Pain in the back of the head just above the neck and just below the cranium. If you press on that area it also hurts

Usually starts in the afternoon and lasts for a few hours before going away.

Does this sound like a typical lyme headache? Based on what I've read, also sounds like it could be a tension headache.

Besides this, been feeling pretty good, but this is making me nervous.

Thanks for any info you can provide!

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It does sound like a tension headache... esp since it happens later in the day.

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I've had a bad headache for years and I think it's babesia. Babesia is on a two week cycle and lyme is on a month cycle. I've made my own babesia tinctures based on Buhner and the headaches lessen when I take a dose. The past couple of months, I began applying antibiotic essential oils to the areas that hurt and that has been a big help as well.

I apply the oils to my head as well as my neck and shoulders and that has helped with relaxing my neck and shoulders, wherever it hurts. If I can't stop the reaction, I soak a couple of sugar cubes with diamondg turpentine and ingest it. That stops it. I don't use the turpentine much because I hold it in reserve and don't want the bugs to get adapted.

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Lymetoo:
Is there any specific characteristics or something distinct about lyme-related headaches as compared to "normal" headaches?

Thanks!

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I don't think so .. not really. With Lyme, you could have just about any type of headache out there... and probably a combination of a few!

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Which essential oils are helping with the symptoms?
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bruce101
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I haven't tried any yet. I'm scheduled to see a neurologist next week to see what she says. I'm not 100% sure it's lyme related.

What essential oils do you recommend?

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I just bought peppermint oils to see if that helps. My acupuncturist tried lavender oil.

BTW: I saw a post where a woman said lyme-related headaches typically move quickly around all areas of the head. Not normally in the same place. Not sure if that's true but hope so.

I concluded a recent regiment of antibiotics on Jan. 20. Wonder if this is related to that? Weird that the headaches would start more than a month later, no? My LLMD thought I would start to get symptomatic about 2-3 weeks after stopping meds, if the lyme was coming back.

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The essential oils that I'm using are oregano, thyme, rosemary, tea trees, patchoui, clove, and eucalyptus. I rotate them because I don't want to get the microbes to get accustomed.

My headaches do move around but they have favorites spots, like around my right ear.

If the essential oil that I'm using is too strong, I dilute it with a vegetable oil and apply. I thought about shaving my head to make it easier to get to but - Yow!

As of very recently, I no longer have the really bad headaches anymore because as soon as I start feeling pressure, I'm on it. Life without headaches, what a concept.

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Lymenotlite brought up some common essential oils that are used.

My aunt has been an aromatherapist for over 30yrs so I've learned a lot from her over the years. Some really effective but lesser known essential oils that I love and are great for inflammation, headaches, pain and removal of toxins are:

- Vetiver... anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, cicatrisant, nervine, sedative, tonic and vulnerary substance.

- Atlas Cedarwood... anti-inflammatory, anti-seborrhoeic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, tonic, astringent, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, insecticide, sedative and fungicide

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