How do you get rid of a bad headache?

United States
January 18, 2007 3:17pm CST
I have had a splitting headache all day. What can I do to get rid of it? I've taken Tylenol and that didn't work. I thought maybe I needed some caffeine or something so I drank some drink with caffeine in it and that didn't help either. Anybody else know what I can do to get rid of it?
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• United States
23 Jan 07
i never get it to go away i hate taking medicine so i usually take a cool cloth and cover my eyes and try and fall asleep.. sometimes works
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• Philippines
23 Oct 08
excedrin also works for me, but we just have to be careful and not take more than 2 in the span of 24 hours. excedrin also comes in extra strength, for those nastier headaches. sometimes it also helps to press that fleshy area in between the thumb and the pointer. getting a head massage also eases the pain for me.
@blueskies (1186)
• United States
23 Jan 07
The only thing that gets rid of my headaches is Excedrin. It has a combination of acetaminaphin (sp?), aspirin and caffiene in it that knocks my headaches out really fast. If all else fails, take some tylenol with Mountain Dew or strong coffee. You were on the right track with what you did. Caffiene dilates the blood vessels in your head and that helps to ease most headaches.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I always start with aspirin and if that doesn't work I get a goody's powder. Goody's is fast and always works. Sometimes it is best to close your eyes and rest them while the headache eases off. Keep some Goody's around for the bad times you will be thankful you did.