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Low mood and headaches

What the heck is wrong with me

I rarely get headaches but I've have three in the past week. Really can't be bothered to do much, its a struggle just doing the everyday stuff at the moment. I'm an antisocial b'stard at the best of times but people just irritate me all the time now.
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Is it sunny where you are?
Is there any countryside or parkland nearby?
I find a walk among nature usually lifts my spirits..
.. sorry if this isn't helpful, hope the gloom lifts soon
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I hope it's nothing serious but have you considered getting yourself checked out?
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A walk is always good and out of the ordinary headaches deserve a visit to a GP.

All the best, ADF - hope it's nothing too serious.
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A bit of a jog or some other activity that gets you in the zone through concentration tends to help.Even join a park run. Hope the headaches clear up!
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Have a look at this; What happens during one hour of riding your bicycle? - Chain Reaction Cycles
Doesn’t have to be riding a bike...but exercise
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Go feed the ducks and swear at the people feeding them bread.

That’ll cheer you up.

I’ve just told a bloke off in ikea for walking in my path three times while I was trying to overtake him, he was so apologetic it perked me up, his wife commented, “ He never looks where he’s going” She was right.



Don’t go to the alcohol cure.
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Do things that you enjoy, even if you're not completely in the mood. I've fallen into the trap where you sit on your arse in front of the telly instead of walking/running/cycling/cleaning the car/playing golf or whatever. Your brain and body will thank you for it.
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Low mood might lead to headaches but it's more likely the other way round. If they persist, as Paddy O'P says, best to head quackwards.
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Unless you're doing something stressful / pointless which is likely to bring on low mood / headaches (e.g. chief Brexit negotiator) definitely get yourself checked out - could just be sleeplessness but it could be the first signs of something more serious.
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I'm not necessarily disagreeing with Verbout but don't underestimate the simple joy that can come from going out for a pint with a few good friends.
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I'm not necessarily disagreeing with Verbout but don't underestimate the simple joy that can come from going out for a pint with a few good friends.
I’m meant as a crutch, as a go to solution.
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ADF is teetotal so don’t worry about him going out on a bender.

Although what KB says, regardless of what the pint is of, is sterling advice.

Small things in your everyday life will pile up against you, bit by bit, stupid inconsequential problem and insignificant irritating thing, one on top of the other, until the weight of it is slowly, imperceptibly, grinding you down. You need to do something to challenge, excite or just please yourself. Get a date on the calendar to look forward to, a meet up with fellow car/cat/cardigan enthusiasts, whatever. PM one of the guys on here you can relate to and say ‘Hi’ or start a ‘who is dropping by x location?’ thread and see who can drop in.

If it’s ‘just’ a headache think if you have done anything different lately, changes in routine, increased use of mobile device (pecking away with one finger!) reading, extended computer use, forgetting to use your glasses, etc. They can all trigger something. If you wear glasses when we’re they last checked?

If we have nothing above working then off to the quack, if you give them a call tomorrow you might get an appointment this side of TDWSNMUMD.





Get well, stay well, we all need you around here
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ADF - I know how you feel. Been feeling the same myself. Never far from a packet of Anadin Extra. I'm sure its to do with the changing weather as we creep from Summer in to Autumn, I've had it a few times in the last few years. Doesn't help that's its the 1 year since my dad died either.

I like to get outdoors, feel whatever sun there is on my face and breathe fresh air. I also make sure I eat a little bit more healthily (A few less pies and white bread toast!).

At time I force myself to be a bit sociable, even if I am a grumpy t***.

Hang on in there, matey. Keep chatting to people and post on here too.

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Thanks all, going to try getting out for a bit of a walk today. Maybe fresh air and exercise is part of the solution. I've decided to give the computer screen a break too, I was thinking last night I spend too much time looking at screens. If I dont feel any better I'm going to phone the Quack on Monday.
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Hope you're feeling more chipper soon.
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I'm with mj2k, possibly your headaches are contributing to your low mood.

Are you a glasses wearer, and if so, have you had a recent eye test?

Despite having excellent long vision, I was straining my eyes to the point I suffered loads with migranes, particularly at this time of year when the sun is lower in the sky - Never underestimate the effects of reflections and things, specifically off screens on your eyes.

Hope you get to the bottom of it soon.
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ADF, all of the above is sound advice.


But you do need to book yourself in with your GP for an MOT.

STAT!
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I'm with mj2k, possibly your headaches are contributing to your low mood.

Are you a glasses wearer, and if so, have you had a recent eye test?

Despite having excellent long vision, I was straining my eyes to the point I suffered loads with migranes, particularly at this time of year when the sun is lower in the sky - Never underestimate the effects of reflections and things, specifically off screens on your eyes.

Hope you get to the bottom of it soon.
I'm quite familiar with the headaches / grumpiness myself, but that's definitely down to burning the candle at both ends in my case; if I'm doing something particularly interesting / urgent in the garage it's quite common for me to lose track of time and end up in bed at 2-3AM, and then have to get up again at 7AM for work

Interestingly excessive snoring can have a similar effect since the breathing disturbance (or the elbow of an irritated significant other) will repeatedly wake you up throughout the night
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Can I be presumptuous and guess that none of the blokes here (including myself) go to their GP and don't tell them exactly what is wrong?

I see the effects of it on a daily basis, and I've recently been a victim of my own stubbornness, resulting in a 3 day stay in hospital, and losing £1200 on a last minute booked holiday (I intended on sorting insurance out, but didn't get the chance).

We need to stop playing at being blokes and start being humans that, when something's up, get help. It's simple really.

Isn't it?
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Can I be presumptuous and guess that none of the blokes here (including myself) go to their GP and don't tell them exactly what is wrong?

I see the effects of it on a daily basis, and I've recently been a victim of my own stubbornness, resulting in a 3 day stay in hospital, and losing £1200 on a last minute booked holiday (I intended on sorting insurance out, but didn't get the chance).

We need to stop playing at being blokes and start being humans that, when something's up, get help. It's simple really.

Isn't it?
Very true, I'm usually pretty good at self-diagnosis and going to the quacks when necessary, but took a dodgy previous doctor's (mis)diagnosis at face value and accepted some health issues I'd been getting as normal and lived with it. They started to get worse so repeatedly hassled my current doctor and it turned out I'd got some form of infection which needed obscenely high doses of penicillin to clear up, and I'd had it for well over a year...!

I hasten to add it was nothing life threatening and soon cleared up, but it does make me wonder if that iffy doctor from a practice which has now been closed down (afaik the doctor concerned is no longer in the UK either) caused anyone else more serious issues through his half-assed 'diagnosis', and I do feel a bit daft for not questioning it sooner, or hassling my current good doctor to explore beyond the incorrect entry in my health record.
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Can I be presumptuous and guess that none of the blokes here (including myself) go to their GP and don't tell them exactly what is wrong?

I see the effects of it on a daily basis, and I've recently been a victim of my own stubbornness, resulting in a 3 day stay in hospital, and losing £1200 on a last minute booked holiday (I intended on sorting insurance out, but didn't get the chance).

We need to stop playing at being blokes and start being humans that, when something's up, get help. It's simple really.

Isn't it?
If it's something generally concerning, then yep - I've had a couple of lumps in the past, that have been checked out, removed and found to be nothing.

My dad lost his ear, and one or more of his lymph nodes a couple of years back as he'd had a dark mark on his ear for over 40 years - turned out it'd gone cancerous - he was lucky.

When I noticed a similar dark lump on the edge of my lip, I was into the GP's the same day.
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Thanks all, going to try getting out for a bit of a walk today. Maybe fresh air and exercise is part of the solution. I've decided to give the computer screen a break too, I was thinking last night I spend too much time looking at screens. If I dont feel any better I'm going to phone the Quack on Monday.
I quit facebook and instagram last year, It really changed my outlook on life. I have more time for me and the family, I do more exercise as a result and try to keep screen time to a minimum (maybe 1hr of an evening(today I'm on here because the car is having a fit). I was really struggling with my mental health for a few months before and it had an awful effect on me, the doc offered me pills but I declined and researched other methods of mental happiness. I took up an old hobby (mountain biking), I had a chat with a professional and stopped trying to please people.
I'm the newer better old me (if that makes sense).

Live your best life. You only get one and its not fun if you're depressed!

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