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How do you get rid of a headache without taking pills?

How do you get rid of a headache without taking pills?
I have a headache to where every time i move my head suddenly, it hurts. How do i get rid of this headache without taking pills?

There are losts of good answers, but the best answer:

Answer by Jumbo S
try sleeping or using Head On. it works for some people 🙂

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!


  1. SC

    Try pinching the skin between your thumb and index finger firmly, but not too hard. This is an accupressure point, and can sometimes help headaches. It works for me!

  2. Jay S

    Red peppers. Research has found that they have a compound in them called capsaicin which relieves many kinds of headaches.

  3. Curiousity Killed Me

    If it happens alot- get adjusted by a chiropractor. If it’s a one time thing- try dill pickles or dill pickle juice.

  4. Birdlady

    Lie down in quiet, dark room, with a warm blanket or two & make yourself as comfortable as possible. Ask not to be disturbed. Also make sure you have had enough water (not coffee, cola or tea) to be hydrated. Close your eyes & think of as peaceful a scene as you can imagine – say a beach far, far away where no one knows about. Imagine yourself lying on the beach & the wonderful warmth of the sun on your body. The sand beneath you is smooth & soft, and you hear the sound of the waves in the distance gently coming upon the shore. It is all so peaceful and you are very safe, warm and content to just rest and sleep.

  5. Mizzshutterbug

    If you don’t have any other symptoms such as vision problems, you might be able to change your diet and drink plenty of water and fluids. If this doesn’t yield positive results, then I would suggest that it is something mechanical and you should see a family doctor. A hot shower followed by application of Head On gives decent relief without pills in the meantime. You might also try heating pads at the base of your neck.

  6. ~Linda~ <3 BMX FTW!<3

    Ouch. I just got over mine! XD

    Here’s what I do to get rid of my headache! It’s never failed me.

    First, take a few peices of paper towl and fold it until it’s thick enough. Make sure it’s wide and long enough to fit over your whole forehead and over atleast part of your eyes. If you don’t have paper towl, kleenex or toilet paper work too.

    Than, run the paper towl under cold water from your sink until it’s full of water.

    When your done with that, place the wet paper towel in your freezer and leave it in there for about 30-60 minutes, depending on how long it takes it to freeze up. While you wait, wash your face with cold water and sit down in a dark room with your eyes closed.

    When the paper towers frozen solid, go to your room or any dark room with a bed, turn the lights off and make sure there isn’t much light. Cover your windows if you have to or close your blinds. Lay on your bed.

    Than, put the frozen paper towel on your forehead and a bit over your eyes. press the sides down a little so it takes up the shape of your forehead. Don’t press it too much though, because it’ll start to melt away on it’s own. Close your eyes.

    This always works for me and like I said, it NEVER fails. You may also be thinking, “why not just use an icepack?”. Well, ice packs don’t take up the shape of your forehead like a frozen peice of paper towel does. The paper towl gets into every little curve there is.

    I also suggest being ready for the headaches. Keep a couple frozen paper towels in your freezer, so you’re ready to go when the headaches do happen.

    Good luck!

  7. rdnek1001

    My husband and daughter get migraines and I make them take a hot shower; then they lay on the bed and I do a deep massage of their upper back; shoulders and especially the neck into the head; then I rub them down with BIO-FREEZE. That is the best muscle rub out there trust me I have tried the icy hot and bengay etc.. Then they lay down for about an hour and get up feeling 90% BETTER. and yes!!! DRINK PLENTY OF WATER IT CURES MORE THANJUST HEADACHE!S!

  8. Laura

    Vicks makes this rub on cream that you can rub on your head or chest.If you put it on your head it actually helps alot.I always bring it with me for my headaches. Try it. It might help.

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