Headache, How do you fight against it?

Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
October 9, 2007 10:59am CST
I was working this morning and i felt how a big headache was on its way...within 30 minutes or so it was already there, and it really hurt bad this time. I asked a workmate for a pill and i had it, and it seemed to work more or less, but the pain was still there. Someone whose opinion i really respect told me that Midol is a great solution for it. Do you friends know what's the best way to get rid of headache? please i'd appreciate your help.
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@Lifeless (2638)
• India
10 Oct 07
I never do anything special to ward off my headache.. I just go lay down in my bedroom with all the lights shut out, and go to sleep.. And when I wake up after 1 or 2hrs, its gone.. Only on rare occassions do I require putting on something on my forehead, like some balm or ointment...
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• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Oct 07
The problem with that is that i cannot always just go to bed, because it happens during the day and i have many things to do. But as a remedy it's nice, yes.
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
11 Oct 07
I know, it really troubles many people when it strikes u in the day while u r at work, but I don't care abt it when it strikes me during the day.. I don't pay attention to it.. I just divert my attention on something else, either by working, or by going for a stroll downstairs... I don't really like taking medicines just to ward off the headache...
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@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
Usually, when I have a headache.. I just fight it. I mean, even though it hurts, I will just continue what I am doing. But if it really hurts, then I will take some medicine to help me ease the pain. Pain killers. :) I think drinking medicine is the best way if you really want to remove the pain in a shorter period of time. Best of luck. I hope you feel okay now.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
I also continue to do what i am doing, was just thinking about things that will make it easier to continue without having to put up with the whole pain. Anyway, thanks a lot for your thoughts :)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
Probably, you should try to check what you have been doing that caused your headache. I mean, it could be possible that you haven't eaten for awhile that's why you head starts to ache. For you to feel better, you just have to eat to ease the pain away. Or it can be caused by stress, you worry too much, etc.. that's why you head starts to ache. You just have to think of possible reasons first and then think of what you should be doing to ease the pain.. Like eating or even sleeping ,.:)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Oct 07
I should sleep a bit longer, I know hehe...I just took a nap though, hope it helps :)
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
9 Oct 07
I learned to take medication as soon as I feel the headache coming. I used to wait a bit hoping that it would go away and my doctor kept telling me that I was making it worse, because sometimes if it gets too painful then the regular medication might not work as well as it would if I took it before it was that severe. So now, as soon as I feel it coming I take 2 tylenol extra strength and it often works. Sometimes I have bad migraines and tylenol does not always help there. I often have them for at lest 3 days and it gets a bit difficult to go to work when I have them. The doctor prescribed this very expensive pills that I only buy a few at a time and take when things are really bad. But they work right away :) If it's not that completely bad I tend to come home as soon as I can, close the curtains, make sure that there is no radio or tv on and lay down for some time. It might not make it go away because it will still be there when I wake up, but it helps a bit to rest.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
Very instructive, arka...nice to see you after a while, hugs :)
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
10 Oct 07
Nice to see you to lightnin:)
@biggerb (2028)
• India
9 Oct 07
Just press the tips of your fingers with your thumb.Now press your index finger tip with the thumb and hold for sometime,say 5-10 minutes.I've tried this and I got relief.Just try it.See if it works for you.Hope you feel better.
@biggerb (2028)
• India
10 Oct 07
Did you try it.Did it work for you.Hope you are feeling better.
@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
13 Oct 07
hi... rest, water and sleep... hehe..works for me... that is if i have the luxury of time.... if not, biogesic for me...
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Oct 07
thank you for replying, shiloh.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
13 Oct 07
When my headache starts, I don't do anything at first. No pain reliver. But when mild nausea sets in because of the severity of it, that's the time that I take a medicine and sleep it off. I really can't do much because the more I make a movement, the more pain I feel. Most of the time, when I take the medicine and sleep it off, by the time I wake up, I feel ok already.No more pain even a slight one.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Oct 07
sounds like the best possible remedy, considering your results. Thanks a lot for the tip!
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@mummymo (23707)
11 Oct 07
It really depends on what type of headache and what you want to take for it! I have migraines and find the only thing that works is taking migraleve as soon as I feel it starting. An ice cold flannel on the forehead can help as can running cold water on your wrists or having a massage on your head, neck and shoulders to relieve the stress! xxx
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
12 Oct 07
It's so nice to read from you again mummy!! i missed it :) thanks a lot for the advices.
@jarves (814)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
When I get headaches what I do is just rest until the pain goes away, refrain from doing something that might cause more headache, like thinking or anything that would take up oxygen from your brain. Often times I go to bed and sleep or get some fresh air.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Oct 07
Fresh air sounds like a good idea. I have done that sometimes...it always relieves a bit when you feel a breeze of fresh air on your face, doesn't it?
• China
10 Oct 07
Hi lightninstrike!Usually I would go to sleep or take pain-killing pills when I suffer from it.But sometimes it doesnt work.Recently I heard there is a newly-found remedy for relieving the pain.Try to smell the aroma of an apple,sounds interesting,right?I havent tried it until now but I thought it may help for you.Happy posting!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Oct 07
aroma of an apple...interesting, really i am learning things here!! thank you monica.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
10 Oct 07
Hi LightningStrike! When i have headaches, I usually take Biogesic or Paracetamol. I guess that works out for me just fine. But if the headaches is not really that strong, I usually just try to sleep it off or sometimes place a cold pack over the area on my head where it hurts. Take care and have a nice day.
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
10 Oct 07
Headaches....very irritating things on earth!! My mother always say that when your head hurts then try to stop thinking about that pain....and try getting indulge in other works which can make you forget that headache!! Well it doesn't sound that easy but hey this works...I myslef tried it once. It actually works like anesthesia as you tend to ingnore that pain your self. But one cannot practice normally and regularly. YOu can always take a painkiller. Or You can give your self a head massage. Or get a half n hour sleep. A sleep works a lot on headaches. there is one more thing that you can do to calm down the pain, press your both eyebrows with both of your hand right hand on right eyebrow and left hand on left one. Press the eyebrows deep down to your ear's back going from down side of the ear not the upper side of it. Do this 10-12 times it gives a great relaxing effect. Remember that you sit all straight while doing this. This is one of the thing practiced on spas to relax you down! Or you can always take a break and go have a coffee!! :)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Oct 07
thanks for replying stella :)
@cblackink (969)
• United States
9 Oct 07
A natural remedy you can try is using activated charcoal capsules. These can be purchased in many health food stores. Try taking two at the beginning of a headache. They will help remove toxins from your bloodstream, which in many cases will cure the headache.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
10 Oct 07
charcoal capsules, had never heard of it. thanks a lot!
• United States
9 Oct 07
This is probably too late to help today... but in the future, if you've had less caffeine than usual that can bring them on (or if you don't usually have caffeine but you did today, that causes some people to react violently!) I've also gotten relief by putting ice around my head and neck, and using lavender essential oil. Midol can work well if the headache is related to your cycle. Probably goes without saying, but if it doesn't go away/gets worse, you should get to a doctor - headaches can rarely be a sign that something's very wrong.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
thanks for the advice kathi. I don't think my headaches are bad enough to go to a doctor though, but if it got that bad i would go, no doubt.
@jackxav (660)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
It depends on the headaches,if it is minor headaches or severe headaches.In my case i always have headaches,almost everyday.Before everytime i have headaches i just take the pain,i dont take any medicines to cure it.But later on my headaches becomes worst,its very painful and i feel like my head is broken.So i need to have check on the doctor and they found out that theres no such thing to b worried.I just have to rest my self,sleep well,and dont think or worried much.Stress can also cause of headaches.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
rest is often the best remedy, i agree...really sucks that it hurts so bad for you sometimes :(
@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
9 Oct 07
Hmmm...I don't know how bad your headache is, but usually when I have headaches, a Panadol would be strong enough for me (only if it's just a headache without any flu symptoms).
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
thanks for the advice ailema.
@tomysole (457)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Headaces often have to do with being dehydrated so I would suggest a few cups of water and maybe an exedrine. Caffine can sometimes help too, exedrine contains caffine and I find that it is one of the best headache medicines. If you are trying to sleep I would suggest aleve.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
only problem with caffeine is that i hate coffee, even though i guess i could have some tea. thanks for the advice.
@nadezna (204)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
i always drink cold water when i had a head ache and i eat sweets that's easiest my head a lot..
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
thanks for replying.
@rosie_123 (6118)
9 Oct 07
Well, for me, it would depend on what was casing the headache in the first place - there are so many different types. If it happened at work, maybe it is your eyes? Perhaps you suffer eye-strain from the computers or machinery, and need an optical test? Or dare I say perhaps you have a hangover (!), or at least too little sleep last night, in which case drink lots of water to relieve dehydration, and a early night will help. Some headaches are actually migraines, in which case a trip to your Doctor for tests will check that, and then they will be able to give you the right prescription medicine for you. Otherwise, lie down in a dark room, try to sleep, and maybe take a Panadol or Paracetemol might help. Hope you feel better soon.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
Paracetamol is what i normally use too. Thanks for responding sweety!
@wisconsin26 (3859)
• United States
9 Oct 07
IT really all depends on what kind of headache it is.. Tylenol is great for headaches, I've tried Advil they work good too.. But the doctors say Tylenol is the best and it's alot easier on your stomach.. I'd have to say though I have never tried Midol for a headache...
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
I will have to do some research about what tylenol is made from, since we don't have that brand here, but obviously we have the same substance, just under a different name, so I will find out which. thanks for responding.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
9 Oct 07
If pain killers as such won't work at all, I'd sit back and give it a rest. It could be that you're sleeping less hours, so a "power nap" might do the trick (let's say a 10 - 30 minute sleep). Some of our elders here apply herbal medicines on their temple, where the aching mostly comes from.
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
9 Oct 07
i wish i had the time to have a long nap....anyway i had about 20 minutes and it felt so good...i think it helped. thanks raijin.