The Epstein Barr virus can infect the nerves of the body to cause infectious mono symptoms like headaches and migraines. The virus also infects the liver which in turn can trigger headaches in susceptible people.
Conventional pain killers may bring temporary relief to these symptoms however they do not address the cause of the headache or migraine. Aspirin in particular should be avoided because of its association with Reye’s syndrome – a rare condition that causes inflammation of the brain and liver with potentially fatal consequences.
The natural approach to relieve infectious mono symptoms of headaches and migraines is to relax the nerves and muscles of the back and neck, cleanse the liver and re-hydrate the body with plenty of pure water.
The best way to relax nerves and muscles is to take a high dose magnesium and B complex supplement. Epsom salt baths which are naturally high in magnesium can also loosen tight muscles and relieve headaches. Simply add a couple of cups of Epsom salts to a hot bath and have a long soak before bedtime.
If your infectious mono symptoms of headaches are chronic or long term then having a regular massage or seeing a chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist is a good idea. They can work on your muscles and the health of your spine to ensure optimal nerve supply throughout the body.
If your infectious mono symptoms are not clearing with the above advice, then it is time to consider your liver function. A classic indication of a congested liver is headaches. To cleanse your liver, start with half a lemon squeezed into a glass of warm water on rising. Drink at least 8 – 10 glasses of water throughout the day. A more potent liver tonic based on liver cleansing nutrients and herbs like methionine, inositol, choline, dandelion and milk thistle can be added when you are feeling a bit stronger.
If your infectious mono symptoms persist then it is advisable to get a thorough check up with your doctor to ensure there is no other disease contributing to your symptoms. Other conditions that can cause recurrent headaches and migraines include anemia, low blood sugar, allergy, hormonal imbalances, and neurological disorders.
In most cases, headaches and migraines in mono are short-lived particularly if the above advice is followed.