It’s not easy going through the day with a headache, especially when you have things to do. I’ve been there many times. Headaches can definitely throw you off and slow you down.
Thankfully it’s easy to get some ideas on how to cure a headache. Here’s what I have in mind…
I’ll be the first one to say whenever I get a headache I’m quick to pop a pill. I can’t stand being in pain. Sometimes my headaches turn into migraines and then I have no choice but to take something.
If you want to cure a headache fast and you don’t mind taking medicine, then I would suggest doing that.
I have tried different types of headache medicine and I found that Excedrin works for me. If I take one and then lay down it works faster.
However, I want to emphasize this the most. Please ask your parents about taking any headache medicine. Only take one at a time, and when I say that I don’t mean take one and then 10 minutes later you take another one.
If you take a pill, depending on how many milligrams it is, I would wait at least 3-4 hours before taking another one. Please read the drug facts on the box. They are there for a reason.
You want to always be safe and make sure that you aren’t consuming more than you’re supposed to.
Natural Cures for Headaches
If you’re more into curing headaches naturally, then I give you huge props. I tried it a few times, but my headaches were so intense that I couldn’t do it that way.
1. Try lying down and placing something cold over your head. You can use a towel, ice pack, a bag of frozen peas or anything else you can find that’s really cold.
Let it sit there for 10 to 15 minutes and it should reduce any inflammation and help numb the pain a bit.
2. Drink a huge glass of water. What? Uh? Sounds crazy right? Well, it works better than you think. One of the most common causes of headaches is dehydration, so a glass of cool water may be all you need to relieve your headache.
3. Eating more often can actually help prevent a headache from ever forming. I once went the entire morning and afternoon without eating and by the end of the day, my head was throbbing and I was so sick that I couldn’t eat anything.
Try to eat at least 3 meals a day. If you have a busy schedule that prevents you from doing that, then try to get in snacks.
Even though they’re not full meals, snacks will keep your stomach thinking that it’s getting full meals, which will keep your body going and prevent you from feeling ill.
4. A little R&R (rest and relaxation) should definitely do the trick. Sometimes a headache is nothing but your body telling you that it’s been stressed and overworked.
You should go somewhere very quiet, lie down, shut your eyes and just relax. You may even fall asleep. Once you do, you should wake up headache free.
However, this doesn’t always work. I’ve fallen asleep with a headache before and when I would wake up, the headache would sometimes wake up right with me.
That’s when I was trying out the natural remedy and then had to convert to the headache medicine.
Battling headaches can be a tough thing to do at times. However, if you try out the ideas above and make sure that you stay safe while doing them, you shouldn’t have any problems defeating it.