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Tension Headache Relief

James... Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
I've been getting headaches non stop for a week or so since I've started revising for my University exams and was wondering if there is anything you can do to combat them, other than stop revising.

I need to be working pretty much all day, everyday now so can't have too many breaks (which don't seem to help anyway).

Is there a strong painkiller that may help?

Any advice is appreciated as I need to do well in the exams but my head is driving me insane!
James... Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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1 Like #1
take codeine with a cup coffee. works well
#2
yes you can get a paracetomol with codeine or an aspirin works well on a migraine type headache..but really you should go out and have a walk/run not have a break watch tv etc...if you are using the pc then try sunglasses? or maybe you need your eyes tested anyway?
#3
cossie
take codeine with a cup coffee. works well

sorry didnt mean to like that meant to reply...if he starts messing with his body he may become hooked so really not a good option
1 Like #4
ok for a couple a days but not long term
1 Like #5
don't take too much medicine,drinking plenty of water will do the trick.set your self a target of 3-4 ltr water a day...at start just have only 3-4 glasses of water but then gradually go up to 3.5-4 ltr a day and it will take couple of days for headaches to vanish when you reach this amount.
1 Like #6
Just as you feel it come on take some aspirin. Just plain aspirin.
1 Like #7
Drink plenty of water, regular 'eye' breaks, try to get a good night's sleep. Sounds easy doesn't it? I suffer now and then, it has been connected to the head support I use in bed, I like a firm, high pillow but it was causing tension in my neck and shoulder. Good luck with the revising.
1 Like #8
Have a look at this link... I have used the technique in point 4, and it really worked:

give it a go!

good luck :)
1 Like #9
get laid
#10
I had the same problem during exams in the past. I used tablets called Syndol which can be bought over-the-counter. They contain paracetamol and codeine for the headache as well as another ingredient called doxylamine - an antihistamine that helps with the tension. It also contains caffeine (which I believe helps the above to get absorbed faster ie work faster). Codeine can be addictive so you can't use for more than three days. IHTH.
suspended#11
This may sound weird but it worked for me. I was taking about 6 pain killers a day at one point, then I started taking a spoonfull of honey and cinnamon (for heartburn) a day and a side effect of this was that I stopped getting sore heads.

I know H&C is meant to be great for loads of things but I'd never heard of it as relieving headaches before, still, I'm not complaining. It might be worth a try. I take one part cinammon to 2 parts honey and mix into a paste.

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