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Anyone got any tips on getting rid of a headache?

(20 Posts)
PersonalClown Wed 25-Jul-07 19:55:02

It's been one of those days.
Ds playing up, slamming doors, running in and out, constantly up and down stairs and the miserable cow next door complaining (yet again!) about the noise he makes.
Now my head feels like the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is playing at full volume!
I've taken paracetomol and ibuprofen and got one of those cool sheets on my forehead but it still won't budge.
Anyone got any ideas on how to get rid of it?

MadEyemarthamooDy Wed 25-Jul-07 19:58:01

This sounds a bit mad but try pressing/squeezing your thumbs (nail and pad) as hard as you can. You have to do one at a time, obviously. Try moving the coolpad to the back of your neck. Oh and get off the PC !

clutteredup Wed 25-Jul-07 19:58:33


or gin

moodlesoup Wed 25-Jul-07 20:00:46

bath or a long shower.
drink lots of water
some exercise... the last thing you'll want to do but it sometimes helps me shift a headache.

hope you feel better.

iota Wed 25-Jul-07 20:00:53

pinch the web between the thumb and forefinger with your other thumb and forefinger and hold for a few minutes

ELF1981 Wed 25-Jul-07 20:01:51

Sleep is often the only thing that does it for me. In a dark room. With something over your eyes.

Or for a really bad one... pushing my head as far as possible into a pillow, sobbing until a pass out!

Hope you feel better soon.

iota Wed 25-Jul-07 20:02:40

it's an accupressure point:

see here

Point Ho-ku - location and technique

PestoMonster Wed 25-Jul-07 20:05:06

Maybe have a nice hot bath first, with nice bath products as this will help de-stress you and calm you down before bed.

princessmel Wed 25-Jul-07 20:06:15

I second sleep.
Or darkness if not sleep.

FLIER Wed 25-Jul-07 20:08:04

alternate hot and cold cloths on your forehead and back of your neck

PersonalClown Wed 25-Jul-07 20:08:50

Gin is evil!, no alcohol in the house
Cool pad has been moved to the back of the neck,
Had a shower earlier, didn't help.
Water isn't helping either
Sleep is not going to happen for at least an hour. Ds does not give in easily. It's hard to sleep through repeated cries of 'Cat in the Hat' or 'Green Eggs and Ham'
Have noone to massage me
Exercise or piching skin?
Thanks all.Will report back later after I've tried them.

FioFio Wed 25-Jul-07 20:09:56

Message withdrawn

princessmel Wed 25-Jul-07 20:10:00

Can anyone esle put ds to bed??

So you can sleep?

SpacePuppy Wed 25-Jul-07 20:10:04


PersonalClown Wed 25-Jul-07 20:28:40

Ds still shouting the script of Cars at the Tv but the headache's going!
Only me and ds and he's really fussy about his bedtime routine. Hell I'm grateful that he sleeps!
The skin pinching and the cold press on the back of the neck seemed to work.
Spacepuppy-Thank you. You've just reminded me to pick up my prescriptions. I knew I forgot something.

FLIER Wed 25-Jul-07 20:33:29

some good tips and links on the accupressure points here, will put a watch on this thread for my next headache!

PersonalClown Wed 25-Jul-07 20:42:33

If you're like me Flier,a thread like this is a godsend!

Crotchety Wed 25-Jul-07 20:44:12


LazyLineLegilimens Wed 25-Jul-07 20:45:22


granarybeck Wed 25-Jul-07 20:46:34

Yes would second Syndol, is v good

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