If you have a headache, how can you get rid of it?

Jordan
March 2, 2007 2:39pm CST
most of us suffer from a headache from time to time, this caused due to several resons like sitting for a long time in front of your monitor, lack of sleeping ,or a disease. for me when I have a headache I take paracetamol and try to drink a cup of coffe,other prefere to take a cold shower,or drink water,and other try to sleep. what about you, do you have any other ideas?
14 responses
@littlemoo (317)
• Australia
2 Mar 07
It depends on why I have a headache. I've learnt from my body that when I have a headache behind my left eye, it's because I'm dehydrated. So I drink up loads of water, and it tends to go away rather quickly. If I have a headache behind my right eye, it's because I'm tired, exhausted, or it's that time fo the month. Usually an early night or a nap solves that one. If this doesn't fix it, I usually take some paracetamol or ibuprofen... whatever's available. And while I'm waiting for it to kick in, I press on my pressure points. That's pinching between the thumb and index finger... the muscles in that area, not the skin webbing. Someone told me about them once, and it does seem to take the headache away, even if it's only temporarily. (I think it might be some sort of distraction technique?)
1 person likes this
• Jordan
2 Mar 07
left and right eye, thanks for the information.
• Australia
2 Mar 07
No worries. I don't know for sure it's the same for everyone. It just seems to work for me. I hope you can spot any patterns your body gives you clues about, and figure out what works for you! Good luck with sorting out your headache solutions!
1 person likes this
• Jordan
2 Mar 07
I will check it for me ,thanks again
@wendy82 (437)
• United States
2 Mar 07
When I have a headache the best thing for me to do is to get away from the issue. For example sitting in front of your monitor. To get relax and get my mind off of it. Taking tylenol can help it. Going without caffeine can cause mine. Go get caffeine and eat something. Doing something that you do not have to think about. Take a nap.
1 person likes this
• Jordan
2 Mar 07
I know a saying "when you have a headache try to eat something , and when you have a stomache try not to eat" so ,eating is good,lol
@zal3x89 (280)
• Romania
2 Mar 07
when it winter i go outside nothing helps calm my headache than a leatle cold air if its summer i take some medicine and try to sleap a litle these are my cures for headache
1 person likes this
• Jordan
2 Mar 07
I agree with that,fresh cold air is very effective
@Asylum (47288)
• Manchester, England
2 Mar 07
If the opportunity arises then managing to slepp for a while will certainly alleviate the situation, although this is not always a viable option. As a general rule I simply try to tolerate the situation and hope that it will eventually subside.
1 person likes this
@lols189 (4798)
2 Mar 07
when i get headaches which is very rare i take 2 ibuprofen tablets which are better than paracetamol as they work quicker to ease the pain and discomfort. also i sit down in a quiet room alone and after 10 mins my pain has gone
1 person likes this
• India
8 Aug 07
whenever i had a headache, i use tigerbalm and i will sleep for 5 fours for the headache to reduce
• Morocco
23 Jun 07
for me when i have a headache i drink doliprane and rinomicine its and i sleep thats all or i go to the doctor
@mai0009 (11)
• Egypt
8 Jun 07
i prefer when i attacked by headache to take a cup of cafe and a tablet of panadol extra of cataflam they are very effective with me specially cataflam it recover me in 15 minutes only
@kajal28 (83)
9 Apr 07
i take crocin pain relief tablet whn my head aches..bt whn it doesnt stop paining i jst take a long walk n enjoy nature thts wht gives relief sumtimes..
@srmrox (10)
• Pakistan
8 Apr 07
Eat a spoon of sugar and some water.
@qwpfghja (41)
• India
2 Apr 07
the following are the different steps to get rid of ur headache 1)taking a nice medicine like crocin or vicks action 500 2)u must relax for sometime by sleeping 3)by applying oil to hair also we can get better relief
@nowment (1758)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Sometimes I try a little massage of my temples or scalp this can help but not always there are so many types of headaches, sometimes I try to ignore it and occassionally it will fade usually it doesn't. I take asprin, or non asprin, or will lay down in a quiet dark room if it is really bad, sometimes a quick short nap is all that is needed to help the headache fade. So I suppose I do a little bit of everything depending on the source or type of headache. I have extreme sensitivity to light, so I make sure I have a cap with a brim to block out light, and sunglasses, even on cloudy days, sometimes no on the sun glasses as sometimes it is as simple as removing my contact lenses to aleviate some of the pressure.
• United States
14 Mar 07
Suprisingly, I do not get headaches too often but when I do ..they are really bad!! I am allergic to aspirin so when I do get a headache I have to take two ibuprofin and lay down in a quiet,dark room for about ten minutes. That usually gets rid of my headache.
@vikasintl (267)
• India
11 Mar 07
You have to sit down and ask yourself is there any psychological or physical cause for your headache.if its psychological try to remove the trigger ..i.e. if you have a wound in your heart than cry it out.