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    I have a headache, what is the best thing for a headache?

    Hey all, I have a headache. Usually they are back of the head, thumpers. And just cant do anything about them.

    This is what I have tried

    Paracetamol
    Ibuprofen 400mg
    Aspirin

    The only thing that comes close is co-codamol.

    So, is there anything more powerful? I know i should go and see the quacks but what should I ask for lol!

    Thanks for the advice!

    29 Comments

    Go to the doctor. There should be no reason why any of the mediction didn't work.

    Ask for a C.T. scan, could be MSP.

    make sure youre drinking plenty water. alot of headaches are down to dehydration

    go and get neurofen extra - iboprofen lysine or sodium ibuprofen. work a real treat for migraine

    try paracetamol and ibruprofen together

    Supermod

    Drink plenty of water and do some heavy breathing in through the nose. Headaches are usually dehydration of the brain.

    ettam123;4109963

    try paracetamol and ibruprofen together



    someone didnt read the original post lol ;-)

    paramol but you cant take it wth other paracetamol its on sale in tesco pharmacy down side is about 4 pounds

    donnaraine;4109984

    someone didnt read the original post lol ;-)



    Was it you

    Tell me about it,i've had one on and off for two days.

    I have spells where i get headaches a few times a week and then nothing for weeks,no idea why.

    Shengis;4110008

    Was it you



    i did.....did you??? :whistling:

    Co-codamol has paracetamol in it as well,hope you haven't taken all those together:w00t:

    donnaraine;4110040

    i did.....did you??? :whistling:



    Yep, care to point out where the OP has said they've tried mixing medication? Assumption is bad mkaaay;-)

    If its a tension headache try syndol, its excellant. I usually take paracetamol with a strong coffee, seems to help the headache get better more quickly.

    Shengis;4110063

    Yep, care to point out where the OP has said they've tried mixing … Yep, care to point out where the OP has said they've tried mixing medication? Assumption is bad mkaaay;-)



    ooooh i see what you mean hehe. well considering you have to wait 4 hours between taking medications it must be a long headache.

    your a fussy b u g g e r. you remind me of my dad

    kdodsworth;4110102

    If its a tension headache try syndol, its excellant. I usually take … If its a tension headache try syndol, its excellant. I usually take paracetamol with a strong coffee, seems to help the headache get better more quickly.



    i heard coffee makes a headache worse? still anythings worth a go if your in so much pain

    be careful not to drink too much water either.

    is your light source flourecent as the flickering can cause this type of yed warch

    People here are correct about the dehydration- Go to your local chemist/pharmacy and ask for Dioralyte. Restores salts and sugers that the body needs. Or simple use any other fluids that contain electrolytes i.e. Poweraid.

    Other signs of dehyration includes the colour your Pee. The darker the pee the more dehyrated you are. If you have not uranated in 24 hrs, please go to a walk in centre ASAP or hospital.

    If signs of urine is normal and you have drank water and headaches still persist in 24 hours, go to your doctor.

    donnaraine;4110103

    ooooh i see what you mean hehe. well considering you have to wait 4 hours … ooooh i see what you mean hehe. well considering you have to wait 4 hours between taking medications it must be a long headache. your a fussy b u g g e r. you remind me of my dad



    :w00t:

    I used to get bad headaches. My solution was to completely cover my eyes to block all light and throw open the windows to get fresh air. My problem was I needed glasses. These day I just take about 1200mg of Ibuprofen and try to sleep. Works for me.

    over the counter co-codamol is 8mg

    i got 15mg and 30mg of the doc , 30mg is :w00t: :w00t:

    sex true say

    Shengis;4110354

    :w00t:I used to get bad headaches. My solution was to completely cover my … :w00t:I used to get bad headaches. My solution was to completely cover my eyes to block all light and throw open the windows to get fresh air. My problem was I needed glasses. These day I just take about 1200mg of Ibuprofen and try to sleep. Works for me.



    i get bad headaches sometimes, but i just wait them out. i had a scan whilst still at school but they found nothing wrong. i put it down to dehydration as i dont drink much. i also find like you that fresh air works

    is that amount of ibuprofen safe? is it the equivalent of 3 tablets? ive taken 2 ibuprofen with 2 paracetamol at the same time and that seems to help alot

    Original Poster

    owlass;4110386

    over the counter co-codamol is 8mgi got 15mg and 30mg of the doc , 30mg … over the counter co-codamol is 8mgi got 15mg and 30mg of the doc , 30mg is :w00t: :w00t:



    I just found one of my wifes solpadol, 30mg codeine. And oh yes. they are stress relievers. Problem is, they can be addictive! So I have heard.

    Some interesting comments, there are 2 kinds of ibuprofen?

    Original Poster

    aircanman;4110930

    I just found one of my wifes solpadol, 30mg codeine. And oh yes. they … I just found one of my wifes solpadol, 30mg codeine. And oh yes. they are stress relievers. Problem is, they can be addictive! So I have heard. Some interesting comments, there are 2 kinds of ibuprofen?



    good old wikipedia! lol

    When the headache is bad bad, I have taken ibuprofen 400mg and 2 paracetamol. but I find the body gets used to these tablets, and they dont have an effect.

    Is there any other combination which will work?

    aircanman;4110930

    I just found one of my wifes solpadol, 30mg codeine. And oh yes. they … I just found one of my wifes solpadol, 30mg codeine. And oh yes. they are stress relievers. Problem is, they can be addictive! So I have heard. Some interesting comments, there are 2 kinds of ibuprofen?




    They are very addictive.

    Also when you get a glass of water for them to dissolve in and say it is a large tumbler type or do NOT use anything less than half full. (smaller fatter type use nearly full)

    Only use less water if you start to become immune to the tablets please also note you may get the runs or the opposite (constipation from their use) as well as rebound headaches especially if you have to keep taking lots of high dose codeine.

    They also have 500mg of paracetamol and caffeine in them as well as sorbitol

    Well I Am impressed with the advice!

    1200mg ibuprofen Is the max in a day (400mg three times a day with food)

    Or could try fourhead/4head none medicinal product

    Best to go and see your local pharmacist!

    have you had an eye test recently? I was suffering from headaches a lot and found i needed glasses for when m on the computer....only headaches i tend to get now are thro dehydration or alcohol induced

    Original Poster

    yer my eyes are quite bad. have to wear lenses all the time.

    Could be something to do with that. I think they are more stress related tho lol, so no cure!

    I have very bad headaches very often & have been having them for a long time.
    1st went to the opticians who found not much change in my vision.
    Doctor gave me alot of different types of tablets to try but still got them.
    Just been to see the opticians again but a different one who told me to try different things one at a time to see if anything improves as he suffers from migranes aswell.
    1. Drink plenty of water as dehydration causes headaches.
    2. If the headaches are in the morning then change your cushion,mattress to see if it helps.
    3. Could be the way you sit / walk as it could put pressure on your spine. (told me to see a specialist but can't remember what they are called, & this was the cause of his headaches).
    4. Your veins at the back of your neck could be stiff for many reasons which cause headaches (mainly headaches at the back of the head )
    Hope this helps as i am about to change my cushion to see if it makes any change.:thumbsup:
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