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Neck problems and headace

Hi there basically I get really bad headaches and migranes behind my eyes and a long lasting sharp pain on the top of my head in the middle I can break heavy it cracks all my back and shoots straight up my neck and cracks and makes a noise I can move my neck with my hand from side to side and the bone on the top of my neck moves and make a cringing noise and it sounds and feels like my necks snapping and if I'm ever walking it's like when you have a wobbly tooth it makes that noise like it's coming loose my neck I need advice to what could be wrong with it?
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Hi and welcome to the Migraines & Headaches Community.

The crackling noise you are experiencing is a migraine aura. You can take migraine medication when that begins then hopefully you won't get the actual headache/migraine.  Here are some OTC tips to try.

1. There are several symptoms of migraines and what causes the pain of a migraine is the blood vessels in your brain become dilated. So, sometimes it helps it you put a bit of pressure on your head. I am sure you have already been doing this unconsciously with your hands from time to time. So, get a bandanna or a cloth headband and wrap it snugly around your head.
2. If you rub Mentholatum across your forehead and on your temples that helps relax those tense muscles. You can do this with or without the wrap, depending on if you like the heat or not.
3. Try either a cold or hot pack, whichever is more comfy to you.
4. The best OTC meds that I have found that works is Excedrin. It is a combo of Aspirin, Tylenol and Caffeine and that happens to be an excellent combo for migraines.
5. I mentioned caffeine before...well, drink coffee, Mt Dew, take Vivirin...sometimes a mega dose of caffeine will stop it in its tracks.
6. If you get nauseous or dizzy get some Meclizine from the pharmacy (the stuff behind the counter) you can take 25mg three times a day as needed. Yes it works on both.
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