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QBOddBird January 19 2007 6:31 PM EST find a cure for my headache, please! I am dying over here...I rarely get migraines (though headaches are common) and this one is a doozy!

I would like your common headache cures, helps, whatever you've got that works for you! Same for migraines as well! Thanks a ton! You guys are the greatest!

P.S. the last two lines only apply if I get some feedback on this

Timberwolf January 19 2007 6:34 PM EST

I get migraines about once every two weeks or so. I have only found one thing that eases the pain, get to sleep in a cool, dark room before they start.

Other than that, when you get the tell tale signs that one is coming, take some Ibuprofen and hope it kicks in before the migraine does. It doesn't stop the pain, but at least makes it tolerable.

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] January 19 2007 6:44 PM EST

I had what I would consider a migraine once when I was very young. At the time my family was chalk full of doctors, and one of the greatest men to ever live, my grandfather, was my doctor. He hooked me up to a tank of well he said it was pure oxygen, it might not have been "pure" but it was medical grade tank fed oxygen, and about 30 mins later it was gone. Realizing that tank fed medical grade oxygen does not fall from the sky, I took to a sort of method for crushing headaches before they began, and it all relates to breathing.

I recommend you turn out all the lights, make it dark and quiet, then light a candle you find pleasing. get comfortable but do not lay down. In the beginning, simply look at the flame and concentrate on taking big long full slow breaths, in through the nose, out through the mouth. Once you develop the rhythm, and the flame has you semi-tranced, close your eyes and continue breathing and start positive visualization. It can be anything from a beach to the top of a mountain with a mirror glass lake. Whatever works for you. I often simply use my daughters smile or laugh. I have found that if I spend 30 mins on such effort, the headache goes, but I find the space I am in pleasing so I stick around a lot longer than I need to ;)

I hope it works for you. I promise you one thing, it will not hurt you.

QBPixel Sage January 19 2007 7:06 PM EST

Last time I knew somene with migraine problems was Lana Lang, but then the doctors found out she was just pregnant. Don't think you can have that problem, though.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] January 19 2007 7:16 PM EST

I get headache from certain preservatives and colorings...

hot bath and going to bed is all I can do...

QBJohnnywas January 19 2007 7:27 PM EST

The worst headaches I get revolve around my sinuses. I'm fairly allergic to certain types of perfumes; fragrant candles and incense really kill my head. I've got one now myself actually, spooky really.

But the last thing you want to be doing is focusing on a computer screen. Turn off the computer. Step away. Step away. Step away.

Hope you feel better soon.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] January 19 2007 7:37 PM EST

Well what you could try is punching yourself repeatedly in the head and when it really starts to hurt stop doing it and you will immediately start to feel better!

QBOddBird January 19 2007 7:38 PM EST

Tried edyit's suggestion of drinking water - didn't work, unfortunately, but thanks!

I'll try Timber's pre-emptive strategy later, when I feel one coming on.

I'm still doing Sefton's - breathing heated air seems to help quite a bit for some reason. Thanks a ton!

Took a hot soak earlier, which took my mind off it but didn't help.

Now I've taken a hydrocodiene (sp?) and am just waiting for it to kick in. Thanks to everyone for your advice!!

MissingNo January 19 2007 7:52 PM EST

Looks like a certain Sage of the Pixel watches Smallville. :P

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] January 19 2007 8:49 PM EST

Smallville rocks! I better not suspect your making fun of it, =X

I usually take excedrin or equate (excedrins off brand). Then take a shower. Helps almost everytime, if it doesnt, then i try to eat a little something. Hopefully that helps out!

TheHatchetman January 19 2007 9:44 PM EST

hydrocodiene (sp?)
Hydrocodone? its a generic for Vicodin, and a few other prescription pain relievers. If you're not dealing with prescriptions, chances are its Acetaminophen, Ibuprofin, or Aspirin. Caffeine also helps as as a booster to any of these four active ingredients.

MissingNo January 19 2007 10:49 PM EST

Yes, hydrocodone. Honestly, I suggest you never touch the stuff if you can. I used it recreationally for awhile and there's a reason that so many people are hooked on it. It's synthetic heroin, and after I stopped, I was depressed like you wouldn't believe.

And Paul, I do watch Smallville. I watch it every week. Not because it's even halfway entertaining, but because it has superheroes in it. I'm sure you've noticed lately how the plot and relationships have become progressively more retarded and predictable. You know what's funny? My vice principal watches Smallville too. And he's like, ancient.

TheHatchetman January 19 2007 10:56 PM EST

" It's synthetic heroin," While Hydrocodone is to be avoided, when possible, I believe you're referring to Oxycodone (aka Oxycotton). It's main purpose is as a synthetic illicit drug, used to help wean people off of some other, more harmful stuff, kinda like Methadone. Hydrocodone is just a super strength Tylenol with a Codeine kick...

MissingNo January 19 2007 11:06 PM EST

No. I'm referring completely to oxycodone. I've had hydrocodone before and it's a lot similar, but it's much, much weaker. And they're both opiates, meaning they're related to heroin. It's synthetic heroin.

Hyrule Castle January 20 2007 12:50 AM EST

shoot yourself in the foot.... hey, dont look at me like that, i mean it gets rid of the pain in your head!

Tenchi Muyo January 20 2007 1:42 AM EST

When I was about 13 or 14, I was getting migraines almost every day, and I still get them at least once a month. The one thing that I was always told to do was to drink anything with a lot of caffeine. Coffee, pepsi, mountain dew, etc.

Just don't drink high caffeine energy drinks. They will normally work, but that rare time it doesn't...having the energy to run a marthon while having a migraine is not fun.

DreadedTiger [4x20] (-x) January 20 2007 8:50 AM EST

Being an opiate doesn't make it a "synthetic heroin". Heroin itself is a synthetic opiate originally created to get people out of the opium craze. A hydrocodone is an opiate, but it's definitely not heroin.

Hatchet, you're right about Oxycontin, and yeah basically hydrocodone is the weakest form of controlled pain killers. Hydrocodone is actually a generic name for a lot of opiate pain killers, though.

OB, most likely the hydrocodone won't do anything to your headache.The most you can hope for is that your mind is taken off of it for a while. I'd suggest Aleve as an over-the-counter pain reliever. Other than that, avoid light (including COMPUTER/TV) and try to keep yourself cool.

Maelstrom January 20 2007 9:28 AM EST

Come on lad, just drink yourself into mindlessness! And if you get up with a hangover and a massive headache, you'll know what to blame it on. The solution: drink more!


MissingNo January 20 2007 10:31 AM EST

I didn't say they meant the same thing. Also, I was mistaken. Oxycodone isn't an opiate, it's an opiod. And it is synthetic heroin:
"Oxycodone is an opioid agonist, and as such is a variation on an ancient theme beginning with the simple consumption or smoking of the alkaloid-bearing parts of Papaver somniferum, the opium poppy, first cultivated circa 3400 BC in lower Mesopotamia."

QBOddBird January 20 2007 10:32 AM EST

The headache's gone this morning, the hydrocodone took the pain out (and took me out) entirely, and Sefton's suggestion helped a LOT until it kicked in - thanks to everyone who replied to this thread.

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] January 20 2007 11:34 AM EST

I suffer from many headaches. This is probably my mums fault as she has at least 1 migraine a week and suffers really bad. My headaches will ususally start off in the morning and remain the whole day, or start after lunch at around 2pm and go on for the rest of the day. I spoke to people and they suggested that I was getting many headaches due to being dehydrated. So, I started to have a glass of water before I go to bed and that seems to of cured most of my headaches : ).

I get a migraine every few months and the tell-tale sign of the funny vision is the hint for you to stock up on the ibuprofen and get yourself comfortable in a dark room and sleep!

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] January 20 2007 12:55 PM EST

I had one on Tuesday, it's a nightmare when you are on the way to the pub and all of a sudden you can't see straight.
The worst bit is when it feels like someone is stabbing the retinas of your eyes.

BootyGod January 20 2007 2:17 PM EST

What works for me is to get in a dark room, where there is no stimulus but the pain in my head. Then, I sing to myself slightly, random words that sound good. Make up sounds if you want. Doing known songs isn't good unless you know the words perfectly. It's weird, yes, but it gives you something else to focus on, something soothing. I don't know if it will work for you though...

Mikel January 20 2007 2:25 PM EST

First off, there's a big difference between headaches, most refer to a bad headache as a migraine. Those who do have migraines would laugh at you and wish that they had your headache.

Migraines last for several days. They are more neurological and cause severe pain for days. Worse, they have a high chance of being hereditary. So check with your parents and see if they have already been diagnosed with these.

Cluster Headaches are a step down from Migraines, the pain can be just as intense, but they don't last much longer than a couple of hours, but the frequency of the attacks can last several weeks. The attacks occur mainly at night and early morning in most patients.

Hormone Headaches are often PMS or Pre-PMS related and can cause joints to ache as well.

Tension-Type headaches are the most common, and are cause from tension and stress, but if it is a chronic headache, then it will recurr every day or so and most over the counter drugs just won't help.

I have been diagnosed as having Cluster headaches. The right side of my head will hurt like you wouldn't believe for a while. I seem to have them the most in the summertime. And drinking one beer will trigger it when I'm in a cycle of them, but once that cycle ends, I can drink pain free (other than the next day headache).

Anyways, what works for me is: massaging the pressure points on my head. Mainly the right-top part of my head. Kills any of my headaches in less than 10 minutes, and if it comes back, just start all over again with the massages, I rarely have to massage my head twice. I wish I had figured that out years ago, it would've saved me from taking time off of work and money from Dr visits and medicine that just didn't help. Back then the only thing that I knew to do was to sleep it off and a cool dark place. Just google pressure points on the head and give yourself a massage, you'll find those spots.

Mikel January 20 2007 2:27 PM EST

grrr my paragraphs didn't come out right.

SNK3R January 20 2007 2:46 PM EST

I fixed it for you, Mike. :)

QBOddBird February 4 2007 2:29 PM EST

Had some suggestions that worked wonders last time....nothing this time. Been in pain since 2 PM yesterday, just wondered if anyone else had anything?

Relic February 4 2007 3:16 PM EST

Get some peppermint oil and rub some on your temples and above your eyebrows on your upper sinuses. Lay down in a dark room with your eyes closed and breathe deeply, the pain should subside in no time.

RedWolf February 4 2007 3:17 PM EST

Usually helps me if I'm not sitting in front of a computer screen. That doesn't mean I don't still do it :-P

QBJohnnywas February 4 2007 3:18 PM EST

Firstly, have you been to the doctor about it? While we may be the font of all knowledge it could be worth getting a second opinion lol. ;)

Secondly, and this is a bit of a stab in the dark, do you wear glasses? Yes or no to that, have you had your eyes checked? I ask this because I was chatting to my sister this week, and she reminded me of when she used to get regular headaches and it turned out she needed the prescription of her glasses changing.

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