Headaches......

United States
March 30, 2007 9:37pm CST
What do you take when you get a headache? How often do you usually get headaches? I usually take some Advil and that works pretty good for me most of the time.
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@magnet (2087)
• United States
7 Apr 07
Banana peel over the forehead can relieve headaches also excedrian.
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• United States
7 Apr 07
Really? I never heard of that before. That's very interesting!
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@Caila611 (992)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I have not found anything that works on my headaches but a can of soda. I don't get headaches very often and i don't drink soda. So it works for me. have a very high pain tolerance so if i have to resort to a soda it really hurts!
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• United States
20 Jun 07
I take the generic version of Aleve, and that will usually be enough to get rid of my headaches. For migraines, though, I have to lie down in a cool, dark room, put a cold pack on my temples, and try to sleep. That's about the only way to get rid of a migraine headache for me.
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
2 Apr 07
Hi there .....I use to get them all the time!!!! I found using the Gel caps Advil really worked and worked fast for me! My headaches have slowed down some (Thank goodness) They can really hurt .....Good Luck to you and I really hope you dont get any other Headaches soon! Take care Stacy
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@KissThis (3004)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I don't like to take medicine so I usually will try to drink a cup of coffeeI am not usually a coffee drinker so the caffeine in the coffee seems to help remove the headache. If that doesn't work then I take tylenol and laid down with a cool washcloth on my forehead.
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@lynninky (491)
• United States
31 Mar 07
i get headaches once or twice a week. they are caused by stress. I take axert...most itme sthey do not work so I am off to the ER to get a shot...then out like a light until morning..
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
31 Mar 07
if I get a headache, it's either a sinus headache or a migraine. Either way, Advil usually dulls it enough for me to function, but nothing I take actually relieves the headache.
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@howard96h (11642)
• New York, New York
31 Mar 07
The only thing that works for me is Tylenol. I take that and I am good. I always make sure I have some around.
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• United States
31 Mar 07
I don't usually get headaches but when I first start to feel one I usually drink some caffeine and if that does not help I will take some IB Profen.
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• Canada
31 Mar 07
I always take something for it weather it be Advil , Tylenol or something stronger I have here . I get really bad migraines and usually have to go lay down if they get too bad . Sometimes I am unable to get rid of them on my own and have to go to the hospital for a shot , although I have been doing really good lately :)
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@Joslyn77 (374)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I get headaches a lot and excedrine work best for me. It's the only thing that does. I go through phases because when my body doesn't respond to it then I have to go to something stronger from my doctor. I don't like using the stronger meds. so I usually stick to the over the counter stuff.
• Pakistan
6 Jul 07
well firstly when i get a head ache its usually that i didnt get my sleep well so i avoid using medication first and then try to go to sleep, the reason i avoid medicines is because after using it many times i get used to medicines and then even a simple headache wont go away until i take medicines so i avoid it and i only use medicines if its a severe headache.
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6 Jul 07
I use aromatherapy to deal with headache. I use lavender oil. U can also use peppermint and eucalyptus oil but don't forget to mix it with some carrier oil.
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@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
5 Jul 07
When i get a headache i first try those cold patches u can buy that u can put on your head. I dont like taking many pills but if the patch dont work i try massage therapy and if all else fails i take advil gel caps i find they work really well. I have been having alot of headaches lately and that is because of stress and my eyes are getting weak have to get glasses i am afraid.
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
5 Jul 07
I have had a number of serious concussions in my life and get very bad headaches at times. It is not as bad now as it used to be, but they still hit me and basically immobilize me for a while. I have always taken Tylenol gelcaps and they work like a charm for me. cheers,
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I don't just get headaches, I get migraines and bad ones at that. I have them so bad I had to start taking a prescription migraine pill. I take Propranolol 40 mgs. 2 times a day. I take one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The only problem is with these is that they only prevent me from having them. I still get maybe one or two a month as opposed to 5 or 6 a month before taking them. But when I do get a migraine they do not take it away. I still end up taking about 8 ibuprofen within 24 hours when I get a migraine.
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@butterfly39 (3906)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I just take Biogesic...
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20 Jun 07
i very rarely get head aches, unless of course i have a hangover :) - but this is self inflicted, so i try just to drink water, and eat something if my stomach can handle it LOL, if its really bad, then i take anadin extra. if im in front of the PC for too long (like the last 2 day since i have been signed up to mylot lol:)) then i have been massaging my temples where sore if this does not ease it then a few paracetomols does the trick.
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