Your best headache cures!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Peach Wookiee, May 12, 2013.

  1. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    Okay, denizens of Misc., I have had a headache for the past week, three days and one hour. I suspect a stress, allergy and hormonal trifecta and have done all my usual tricks to try and get it gone. Does anyone have cures that have worked for particularly stubborn headaches?
     
  2. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Um....a whole WEEK? Have you been to a doctor?
     
  3. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Codeine.
     
  4. Pondwater

    Pondwater Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yikes! I say consult your healthcare provider first.
     
  5. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    A hot bath or shower, or heat applied in other ways, often works for me.

    However if I had a headache that lasted days I would be going to the doctor.

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  6. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    Usually, espresso.

    All my headaches are hangovers, lack of sleep, or caffeine deprivation.
     
  7. Nociod

    Nociod Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I have never had a headache that lasted that long, and I would go straight to the doctor if I did.

    What seems to work for me is keeping myself hydrated, drink a lot of water and rest. But I want to stress that it has never lasted that long. Consult your doctor
     
  8. JarodRussell

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  9. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

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    Sex. Seriously. It works. I agree with the others, that unless week-long headaches are something you've experienced before and already had checked out, then you ought to see your doctor, but if you have been to the doctor and know you're fine, then grab your significant other, Naked Funtime Partner, or toy of choice and have some sex. The exercise increases blood flow to the brain and the endorphins ease pain.
     
  10. teacake

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    Now I need to know the secret to convincing a partner with a headache that they want to have sex.
     
  11. Third Nacelle

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    If you've had a headache for a whole week you need to see a doctor ASAP.

    My headache cure is 2 Advils, a banana, and a liter of fresh-brewed iced tea. Works every time, almost instantly.
     
  12. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    I have tried a lot of cures, including the Orgasm Cure. I have toys.

    I also tried the ice cream headache cure which is supposed to work under the same principle as a fire break or red matter in stopping a supernova from eating up the galaxy.

    I hope it stops on its own. I tire of doctors.

    iguana, can it be instant espresso? I have some of that. Otherwise, I may run to my favorite bakery tomorrow morning and get theirs. Starbucks espresso is too freakin' bitter and there's no Tully's nearby.
     
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  14. RandyS

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    A WEEK? Yes, I second the "see a doctor" recommendation.

    I suffer from periodic chronic migraines (as if I didn't already have enough to worry about with cerebral palsy, but I digress....), and they never last more than three days, usually.

    I take either Excedrin, or doctor-prescribed Immitrex (in pill form. The shot made me sick), and doing that, plus sleeping them off is what works for me. Nothing else usually does.
     
  15. Portal

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    Good old fashioned Aspirin
     
  16. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Meditation generally works. If it's really severe, though, I just go straight to the Tylenol.
     
  17. CorporalCaptain

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    Maybe a problem that needs to be "attacked" from multiple fronts, as suggested in the OP, so besides all the other things mentioned, don't forget to relieve stress. Possibly the hardest thing to do, because some stress is impossible to avoid.

    I've no surefire ideas on how to do that. For me, nature walks are good. Whatever it is for you, consider making time to do something that pleases you, calms your mind, and recharges your emotional batteries, even if it pleases no one else.
     
  18. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    No such thing exists.

    No such thing exists.
     
  19. JarodRussell

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    Are you also tired of life?
     
  20. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    At times. :(