Thursday, July 31, 2008

Blueberry Ibuprofen

So I get headaches occasionally. I dehydrate easily, so my first instinct is to grab some water (I usually drink about 50oz during the day at work). When that doesn't work, I take some Aleve or Advil/Motrin. Next step is to drink some caffeine (I'm terribly susceptible to caffeine headaches if I don't drink it). I also tried taking a nap at lunchtime. Nothing worked on my headache yesterday, and I could feel the nausea starting to arriving, letting me know that my pesky little headache was turning into a full-fledged, tummy-rolling, head-pounding nastiness.

I took one Motrin in addition to the Aleve. And I ate a half pint of blueberries. And voila, bye bye headache! Which was excellent given that my kickball league playoffs were last night (sadly, we didn't quite make the final game, though we put in a good showing).

The logical answer to this is that the Aleve just took a while, or somehow one tiny little Motrin did the trick.

But the headache seemed to recede as soon as I started eating those blueberries. We've been told that blueberries have antioxidant power, but maybe I've found another application! I even had someone else tell me fruit helps them too. So I think that I should patent and market blueberry ibuprofen and see where it takes me!

Have you had an experiences where something had (or seemed to at least) an unexpected effect?


Missicat said...

Wow! Can't say I have had an experience like that, but maybe I will just grab some blueberries next time my poor head starts splitting.

The Lethological Gourmet said...

I hope it works for you! This is the first time that something strange has made my head go away (and again, I'm just ignoring the fact that it could've been the motrin, because this is more interesting!)

Charlotte said...

Once I talked myself into believing that baby carrots relieved my headaches but I think the crunching more just distracted me. But hey, how can you wrong eating blueberries???