Favorite Headache cures?

  1. Hi All,

    I am having one of those nagging headaches that just won't go away. I tried coffee with 800mg ibuprofen which usually works for me. Does anyone have a favorite headache cure?
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   delirium
    A muscle relaxer and a Xanax.
    That's my favorite cure for everything.
    Barring that, large amounts of chocolate. Or, if you're not expected anywhere for a few hours, I might just take a benadryl and lay down for awhile.
  4. by   shygirl
    "Vinegar and brown paper" According to the Jack and Jill song.


    Sorry, have kid tunes in my head alot. Hahahahaha
    Actually I use Tylenol ES
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Motrin 800mg and Tylenol 1000mg. In weather like this, I usually throw in some Sudafed.

    When it's a migraine, I take a Vicodin with Motrin.

    Heather
  6. by   LasVegasRN
    Sex.
  7. by   slinkeecat
    Love your cure VEGAS!!!!

    I drink MT DEW and 800 of Motrin and 1000 of tylenol and 50 of benedryl to potentiate the meds and if that does not work.... I take a flexeril and slip into a coma for 10 hrs and wake up all better. usually.
  8. by   researchrabbit
    Aspirin -- and this time of year -- an antihistamine.
  9. by   jevans
    LasVagas

    we must be on the same wave line. when I read the question I too thought

    SEX

    :roll :roll :roll

    j
  10. by   NurseDennie
    Sex.... Me too. Great stress reliever.

    Love

    Dennie
  11. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by lasvegasrn
    sex.
    lv, you are killing me with sex as the answer for most of your replies. you talk about is sooo much that you are not going to want it when you get it, you think?....j/k! :chuckle
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i used to take a goodys powder for a ha all the time, but it started to up-set my stomach and now i take advil more than tylenol.
  13. by   LasVegasRN
    originally posted by lpn,future, rn
    lv, you are killing me with sex as the answer for most of your replies. you talk about is sooo much that you are not going to want it when you get it, you think?....j/k! :chuckle
    not want it when i get it? are you kidding me??!!?? :roll :chuckle
  14. by   Stargazer
    I try to pinpoint the specific cause and treat that. My headaches are usually due to one or more of the following:

    1) dehydration
    2) cafeine withdrawal
    3) lack of sleep
    4) low blood sugar
    5) sinus congestion

    If I can't figure out why I'm having a headache, I take the Motrin and Tylenol (and maybe a Sudafed) like Heather does. If that still doesn't do it, I try to take a nap.

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