My head hurts help!

Canada
December 18, 2008 8:21pm CST
What do you do to help a headache? I've tried a bath, ice packs on my neck and Tylenol. Is there any home methods or natural ways to get rid of head aches? How often does this happen to you? I get headaches every week. I am prescribed medication for my migraines but sometimes there to strong for the headaches yet Tylenol doesn't seem to work for them.
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@Qaeyious (2362)
• United States
19 Dec 08
For me, and it really shocked me when I heard of it, and tried it, and it actually works most of the time, is caffeine. The kind of migraines I occasionally get sometimes intense behind the eyes with actual visual impairment. Sometimes I just get the visual effects without the pain, but that has decreased the past few years. But for some people caffeine can CAUSE headaches, so one just have to try it to see what it does.
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• United States
19 Dec 08
That is true. Headaches are sometimes caused by the blood vessels being constricted. Caffeine helps to open the blood vessels. I hope you get to feeling better. You may want to take a break from the computer. Sometimes for me, staring at the computer screen too long can cause headaches.
• India
30 Dec 08
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22 Dec 08
Hi Keely, Im sorry to hear you have bad headaches. But can I ask...are you suffereing from bad headaches or migrain? They are two completely different things but yet so many people who have very severe headaches think they have a Migraine. I used to know a lady like that who would come to work complaining that she had a migrain and could have done with staying at home. Hmmm, Im sorry but if she had migraine she could NOT have gone to work! Migraines are debillitating in a bad way!! Horrible things and Im glad I have only had one in my lifetime. Keely...as for bad headaches....there can be a few resaons but I find that if pain killers dont work, then try something to eat that is sweet or starchy. So have some potato or rice or some nice sticky toffee pudding (any excuse lol ) And try having a glass of water.....its quite surprising how quickly one can have a headache from slight dehydration. If those tips dont work..then a little nap might help. I tend to get headaches 2 days before my period is due or on days when I have not eaten properly. I just follow my above tips and try to relax. Hope that all helps a bit for you hun. Tink
• United States
19 Dec 08
I am told that a headache is usually your body telling you that you are dehydrated. I've tried this before and it worked for me.. Try drinking Gatorade(or any sports drink) or water, And I mean, quiet a bit! It actually did make my headache go away in a matter of minutes. Hope you feel better soon
• Lubbock, Texas
19 Dec 08
Here's a short article on headache relief. http://www.ehow.com/how_4583372_relieve-headache-reflexology.html Sometimes a headache is simply a matter of stress, but if you feel like it's the start of a migrain, but you don't want to take meds, in addition to an ice pack on your neck, be sure the trunk of your body, your hands and your feet are warm. I used to put an ice pack on my head, a heating pad on my stomach, fold my hands over the heating pad and cover my whole body up. It usually worked, but I'd sleep for 8 hours. If you don't have 8 hours to sleep, this isn't an option. Try the reflexology. If it's possible that the headache could be from eyestrain, try this one. http://www.ehow.com/how_4476719_relieve-eye-strain-reflexology.html
@eshaan (6193)
• India
19 Dec 08
i am lucky enough in this case..i have never got serious head ache, sometimes it feels very heavy when i don't have enough sleep or tired...but not so serious as to take medicines etc. So i can't help u with the medicines or remedies, but i think that instead of taking allopathic medicines u should try home remedies, or ayurvedic remedies, they dont have side effects. Allopathic medicines make u addict of them and then side effects are dangerous..
• United States
19 Dec 08
well this is dumb, but someone told me it a long time ago...have someone pinch you really hard some where far from your head, like the foot maybe, it causes alot of blood to rush to tend to the "wound". Just a myth though. I guess all you can do since you did the obvious, is waited it out, and get some sleep! feel better hun!
• United States
19 Dec 08
My doctor suggested this to one of my friends... try drinking a glass of water with 2 Alka Seltzer Gold tablets dissolved in it. Many migraines are caused by food allergies and the Alka Seltzer helps to neutralize the bodies acids, calm allergic reactions and prevent a migraine from forming. She said it works wonders and no longer takes anything for her headaches and hasn't had a migraine in years. Garlic and Ginko Biloba are great supplements for increased blood flow to the brain.
@dazegoby (72)
• United States
19 Dec 08
Ouch. Sorry to hear that. Girl, I would just take the medication and roll with it. If it is in tablet for, try only taking half.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
19 Dec 08
One word. Excedrin! It is about the only thing that helps with my headaches. I only get them about once a week, but when I get them they drive me crazy.
@jzqt27 (542)
• Canada
19 Dec 08
few things could cost that. lack of sleeping (i get), bang your head somewhere and most common is migran. thats the worse of all. hopefully you get better soon. and hope i helped you a bit.