A Headache That Needs Medication

@SIMPLYD (73862)
Philippines
June 14, 2017 1:34am CST
I seldom get a headache. And when I do, I just rub my temples with my White Flower Embrocation and sniff it also. It will be gone after a few minutes. But this morning, I had a persistent headache. I have rubbed my temple with White Flower, but I still had it. Then, I even massaged my middle fingers as I have read and tested to be true for a headache, but to no avail. Thus, I asked our customer service representative to send me paracetamol. When he arrived, he has the medicine kit. He advised me I should take Medicol, an ibuprofen, instead of the paracetamol since it’s for fevers. See, I don’t even know what to take. Anyway, the Medicol took away my headache. They should pay me for my good testimonial. Do you take medicine for your headache?
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@jstory07 (56018)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jun
I very seldom get a headache and when I do I take regular aspirin.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
Same with me. I just take those natural remedies. And when they can't be taken away by those and it's so painful, that's the time I take a medicine. So aspirin can also help a headache to go away.
@MALUSE (30056)
• Denmark
14 Jun
@SIMPLYD Do you consider aspirin a 'natural' remedy?
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
@MALUSE No. I consider it as a medication.
@Sreekala (18769)
• India
14 Jun
I try to avoid medicines for headaches or for any kind of pain. For headache I do take steam which can give quick relief.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
That is also what I do. As long as it is not that painful, I just let it be and apply natural remedies. Really, steam can remedy a headache. I didn'y know that.
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@Sreekala (18769)
• India
14 Jun
@SIMPLYD Yes dear, even with plain water it give relief, You can also add some vicks in the water. I have a electric facial steamer at home.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
@Sreekala we don't have electric facial steamer at home. So maybe just simply putting some warm water and putting a towel over your face and sniffing the steam is already okay?
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@TRBRocks420 (58807)
• Banks, Oregon
14 Jun
Yes, sometimes I will take pain reliever, but try not too.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
That is true. As much as possible we shouldn't take medications but just those natural remedies at home. We will just take it when the pain is persistent and not bearable anymore.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@Sherinl Wow, thank you for these tips. I do have an embrocation that I put in my temples to relieve my headache. But I think headaches caused by lack of sleep can't be just taken away by this. I am interested in Clove Oil. So it's for severe headaches. I guess that's better than a pill. By the way, are you a medical practitioner?
16 Jun
@SIMPLYD Hi, Nice ... if it is lack of sleep .. you could still have some natural concoction to pep you up but a good massage will relieve you of headache caused by lack of sleep in most cases. I studied mostly for myself and family ... and haven't exactly decided about practicing ... I mostly help my neighbors, friends, relatives, etc. I like that I can help someone ... Regards
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@louievill (15818)
• Philippines
14 Jun
I only get head aches when my tummy is acid and I just take a little baking soda a water
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
So you are acidic? Really, taking water with a little baking soda can take away a headache. Now, with this post, I get to know some more natural remedy. But how does the water taste with baking soda?,
@skysnap (17578)
14 Jun
I walk everyday to get rid of those headaches
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
So, don't you ever get headaches ? So walking can help get rid of headaches. That's nice to know.
@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
14 Jun
I suffered of horrible headaches when I was younger, they stopped a few years ago. It was more a migraine than a simple headache. The medications I usually took were Diclofenac, Ketoprofen and Ibuprofen.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
What stopped those terrible headaches then, Anna? Did you consult your brother who is a doctor about it?
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@LadyDuck (112985)
• Switzerland
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD Very little know the doctors about the migraines and headaches. He has my same problem and my father and his mother had the same problem. I have to think that it is genetic. The daughter of my brother also suffers of migraines.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@LadyDuck Is that so? I guess they think it's not actually an ailment- the headaches. However, i think migraines are because it really pains the sufferer. Yes, I think it's genetic in your case.
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@ridingbet (34645)
• Philippines
14 Jun
acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or aspirin should be taken in full stomach, like Ibuprofen (medicol alaxan, or advil), because they can cause stomach upset, worse, bleeding. ASA is also prescribed to those who have heart ailments because of its anti-thrombotic effect. if you have headache, my lady, may i suggest you take acetaminophen or paracetamol like Rexidol. paracetamol is not only antipyretic (fever-reducing) but also analgesic (pain-reliever). just my advice.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
There you are ingrid. Now, with your advice, I now know that paracetamol is good also for pain. Though the Medicol took away my headache. However, I am feeling the headache again. It could be because the previous night when it went brownout from 12:00 midnight to 3:00, I only get to sleep 12-1:00 since I was already asleep when it went brownout. The lack of sleep could be the culprit since last night I slept late again.
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@ridingbet (34645)
• Philippines
14 Jun
@SIMPLYD now here you are my lady. let us go to Pusong Ligaw. have you seen it a while ago? it is suspense now because Beauty and Potpot will see each other na. Wildflower follows, and i think it is dragging now, i am getting bored with it. if sleep deprivation is the cause of the headache, i hope you will sleep early tonight to make up for the lost sleep. "wildflower na, alis muna ako dito". (it is wildflower now, i will leave for a while)
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
@ridingbet ha ha ha Yes, I will be watching Pusong Ligaw in a while , while I do some checking of documents. I love this teleserye. As to Wildflower I also find it dragging already. But I still watch it. he he he I really would like to sleep early tonight, about 10:00 so I can have my 7 hours of sleep or more since I will wake up about 5:00.
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@allknowing (54665)
• India
14 Jun
Headache and me have long parted company. I used to get it - some kind of a migraine and it has now disappeared.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
Really! What did you do to avoid it?
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@allknowing (54665)
• India
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD It just disappeared.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@allknowing I guess it was just a migraine that is not actually innate in your body.
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
14 Jun
Hello my dear I am not a fan of medicine ( not ever) so, yes, I will try to settle any pain/s with massage (white flower will do) and other alternative ways. But then yes, time comes that some pain doesn't go away that easy ( duh, stubborn eh) that we are forced to resort with taking some meds. I hope you're doing fine my friend and nice to see everyone here
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
Oh, hi ! It's nice to see you here again. We really miss you here. So you also use White Flower to ease a headache. That's what I always use too. But this headache yesterday was too much a bother, so I took medicol. It was after how many years that I take a medicine to cure my headache. Yes, I am fine and I know you are too.
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@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD headache is not bothering me much sissy, it's my leg cramps. I keep white flower with me especially when travelling with public transport, just in case (experiencing bad odor out there) and I am sure you know what I mean
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@jaiho2009 I used to have leg cramps especially in the morning. But now it's so rare already. Maybe its because I am taking 2 650 mg of Calcium as prescribed to me. Yes, white flower can really be so nice to sniff so we cannot smell the bad odor (BO , bad breath , smelly feet) of our co-passengers. [
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• Philippines
14 Jun
I take paracetamol when I have a persistent headache. Should it be ibuprofen? Now I know. Thanks for sharing.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
A nurse member here said paracetamol is also good for a headache. And so is ibuprofen, because it is a pain reliever.
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• Philippines
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD Oh. So it's either ibuprofen or paracetamol. I always have a Biogesic (paracetamol) on hand just in case of headache, flu or fever. I prefer biogesic because it is safe to take even on an empty stomach.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@rachz_kisses Yes, usually that's we take before. But since BioFlu was introduced, it's now what we use for fevers. But for headaches, Biogesic is also good.
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@toniganzon (38605)
• Philippines
14 Jun
Like you, I don't. Until now I haven't taken any meds for my headache at all and I do get them once in awhile. But I just endure them or take a nap when I can. I'm not really a fan of pain medication.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
Oh, hi Toni. Yes, taking a nap too can take our headache. But when the pain is persistent and not bearable anymore, that's the time I take a medication. You have been so busy making more money, I guess that is why I haven't seen you in the past months.
@toniganzon (38605)
• Philippines
14 Jun
@SIMPLYD Yeah, my scheduled has been quite demanding. I do come here almost every week but not consistently on a daily basis and not for so long.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
@toniganzon At least you get to see us, your friends here.
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@LeaPea2417 (13549)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Jun
Sorry you had a headache. I get them a lot and I usually take Aleve. It helps pretty good.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
It was because I lack sleep the previous day. So, today it was gone because I really see to it that I had enough sleep last night. Really you get a lot of headache and you take that medicine? Can't it be remedied naturally. I suppose they are persistent and unbearable headaches that's why.
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@LeaPea2417 (13549)
• Toccoa, Georgia
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD Yesterday, I had a headache that lasted all day, even after taking Aleve. My husband had to go to the store and I asked him to buy me another kind of headache pills, called "Excedrin Migraine". That helped a lot.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@LeaPea2417 So it means your headache isn't a simple headache but a migraine after all. I am glad it was remedied eventually.
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@nanette64 (12341)
• Fairfield, Texas
14 Jun
Nope, I use baby aspirin and a hot, wet, washcloth @SIMPLYD . I get mine at the base of the skull.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
I thought aspirin is only for fever. Wow, it's so nice to know that one natural remedy is a hot, wet washcloth at the base of the skull can relieve a headache. I will take note of this if ever I get a headache and I am just at home.
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@nanette64 (12341)
• Fairfield, Texas
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD It really does work. Most of the time the headache is gone in 5 minutes. The reason we get headaches is because the blood flow is restricted within the veins in the head. Using the washcloth opens up the veins.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@nanette64 Oh I see! Thank you for this information. Now I know what should be done when I have a headache at home.
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@mackoy85 (156)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Jun
I don't take any medicine when I have a headache. Yes, I frequently get headaches before. But you know what, ever since I decided to quit pork and coffee, I seldom get headaches. I only have headaches when I'm lacking sleep. haha! For me, quitting coffee and pork works wonders for me.
@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
That's good to know. Just like you, I get a headache too, if I really lacked sleep, which was the case of this headache, because the previous night it went brownout from `12:00 midnight to 3:00 p.m. so I wasn't able to sleep continuously because of the heat. So you don't drink coffee anymore? What do you drink now? I am also lessening my eating pork now. Actually, my desire to eat pork lessened ever since I got sick of pneumonia a few weeks before.
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@mackoy85 (156)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD I substitute it with tea. Since I've got high uric, I had to give up eating and drinking foods and drinks that would trigger gout. The first two days of quitting coffee is really..really.. difficult. You'll have SEVERE headache. But once you overcome that, the next days you'd come fine.
@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
16 Jun
@mackoy85 Yes, green tea helps to lower uric. It is really a very healthy drink. I used to drink it too, but I quit when I noticed my teeth is getting yellow already.
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
14 Jun
If I get a headache I don't normally drink medicine first. I usually sleep it off or eat a little bit then rest first to see if I just need some rest. And if I still have it after taking some rest then I go and take some paracetamol.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
Yes, usually that's how we treat our headaches naturally. Sleep can really take it away and it means we are just simply stressed. Paracetamol or ibuprofen is handy when it becomes unbearable.
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@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD We should always try to get rid of headaches and what not naturally before heading towards taking medicine.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@sublime03 Correct!
@DianneN (54699)
• United States
14 Jun
I rarely get headaches, but when I do, I take ibuprofen.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
So, I took the right one for my persistent and unbearable headache - ibuprofen.
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@DianneN (54699)
• United States
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD Great!
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
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@responsiveme (13183)
• India
14 Jun
Online you I rub balm on it...And try to sleep in a darkened room
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
I do sleep in a darkened room at night. And I even put a night blindfold in my eyes It's just that I don't get enough number of hours of sleep because I am not able to sleep early at night and I also have to wake up at 5 the next morning.
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• India
14 Jun
@SIMPLYD if you get up at 5 ...Then 10.30pm should be the ideal time.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
@responsiveme 7 hours is what my body needs. When I get lesser than that , I will be so lethargic the next day.
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• China
14 Jun
I hardly took western medicine when I occasionally got a headache.I pressed my temples and Fengchi acupoints for a while ,if they didn't do their work ,then took some prepared Chinese medicine .
Point Localization: At the height of the bottom line of the occipital protuberance (at the height of GV16), to 2.25 cun lateral to the midline (line of the pupil). In the depression between the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles. TCM Actions: Subdue
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
Yes, I know acupuncture can take away a headache indeed. I don't know though those Fengchi acupoints.
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• China
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD However you had better see a doctor to figure out what causes the headache, the ibuprofen just treats the symptoms not the cause.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
@changjiangzhibin89 Yes, I agree.
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@hereandthere (21819)
• Philippines
14 Jun
i don't like headaches, either, because i tend to clench my jaws which makes it worse. i usually start with paracetamol, and if it doesn't work, move up to ibuprofen or mefenamic acid. do you have an idea what caused your headache?
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
I am thinking that it could be caused by my lack of sleep the previous night when it went brownout from 12 midnight to 3:00 the other night. Then last night, I wasn't able to complete my 7 hours of sleep again since I wasn't able to sleep as early as 10:00 since I wake up at 5:00 to prepare breakfast and myself for work.
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• Philippines
14 Jun
@SIMPLYD ugh, that's the worst time to lose electricity! you feel like sleeping outside where it's cooler. i had a feeling you were puyat (sleep deprived)
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
14 Jun
@hereandthere Precisely, puyat(sleep deprived.) My head at the back, left part seem heavy. Though, when I decided to open another pair of screened window, the electricity is back already and get to sleep at once.
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@thelme55 (10843)
• Germany
14 Jun
Yes, sometimes and when it's too strong to bear, I take paracetamol.
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@SIMPLYD (73862)
• Philippines
15 Jun
So paracetamol can really cure headache also.
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@thelme55 (10843)
• Germany
15 Jun
@SIMPLYD to me, yes. You know every person reacts differently.