I have a headache............

@pookie92 (1714)
United States
December 6, 2006 2:07am CST
I sometimes take tylenol because I think it is less harmful to the body than advil, but advil works better. You know, Excedrin is best, it has caffeine, that is why it works so well. Which one is less harmful, or does it matter if you only take it sometimes?
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
6 Dec 06
Have we gotten to the point where we can't come up with discussion and have to resort to talking headache's? I had a discussion on headaches as well. Well I get migraines every month for about three day's. Nothing helps but I take Motrin. I stay in my room, no noise and eyes closed, that kind of help's but in general, no, nothing helps.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
6 Dec 06
no, I was just sitting here looking at the topics about everyone's personal life, it's a bit overwhelming. I was getting a headache.........
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
7 Dec 06
There is no point in being rude! This is a perfectly valid discussion. If you have migraines that often then you need something stronger than motrin. I suggest Topamax, as a preventative. It's worked great for me.
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Hey lovingit, I was not being rude. I have a similar discussion regarding migraines. Thanks for your tip and sorry if you think I was being rude, that was not my intention. I will still rate your reply.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
7 Dec 06
My son-in-law who is a MD actually recommends Exedrin for a headache because of the caffeine. He says all of them have their own harmful effects and that none of them are that bad for you unless you take them in massive doses.
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Really?? I love excedrin it works so well, I just don't buy it because it has caffeine
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
9 Dec 06
He says a little bit of caffeine occasionally won't hurt you and it really does help where a headache is concerned.
• United States
7 Dec 06
If you take to much Tylenol you can damage your liver. Ibuprofen is a good medication but if you take to much of it you could develop an ulcer or bleeding in your stomach and severe stomach pain. Excedrine has I believe aspirin and tylenol and caffeine. Caffeine makes the medicine work faster. The only thing I know about aspirin is not to give it to children and it has a tendency to thin the blood. I hope I have helped!
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
7 Dec 06
sure, I don't take a lot of any of it, so I guess I am safe?
@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
6 Dec 06
I've heard Advil is bad for your stomach, but taking it sometimes is good.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I heard that too, but it works better than tylenol
@tanujarneja (2834)
• India
6 Dec 06
avoid taking any pills......do meditation....it will help
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
6 Dec 06
Thanks, I find that just going to sleep helps too
• India
9 Dec 06
i think u shoud take some mmedicine...
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
10 Dec 06
which one?
@annieja (590)
• United States
9 Dec 06
i had someone once tell me to take a very hot bath with lavendar oil. she said not the essence but the pure oil. i have not found any yet, but i am going to try it. she also said if i put a few drops on my puppy's head between his ears that it would calm her down, she is a very active and hyper puppy. lavendar is supposed to be calming thing. they say it is used by people that fly too.
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I will try that, I like natural remedies
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
8 Dec 06
The bad thing with the Excedrin with caffeine is that when you come down out of caffeine, you can get a rebound headache. Why do they put out medication that would cause a rebound headache. Ahhh, yes, to make you take more, right? LOL But that does not mean I don't take it. ha ha I just know (and I tell my daughter this too) that later I will have to take some Mortin to prevent the rebond headache. LOL But that just means more pills. ha ha
@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I guess it is good for the initial headache anyhow, I usually lay down after anyhow, by the time I wake, the headache is gone.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
9 Dec 06
I am not sure about either of these, Advil is not available in Australia but as far as I know excedrin is not available here. I seldom take anything at all for a headache, instead preferring to lie somewhere quiet and if necessary in a darkened room. The occassional tablet should not be harmful and nor should there be any 'build up' in the system but if in any doubt then check with your Chemist/Pharmacist.
• Canada
9 Dec 06
It has been found that over time ,aceitaminiphen (tylenol), has a tendency to build up in your kidney's ..there are other alternitives to over the counter pain medication..rub lavender and peppermint oil on your temples and at the base of your skull place a few drop of lavender on a tissue and enhale the aroma..this has worked for me many times..also has headed off migranes that my mother has suffered with for years!Also peppermint is a great oil for sore muscles and upset muscles.