What painkiller should I take for headaches?

What painkiller should I get for headaches?
we get a fairly bad head ache at least once a day and Tylenol and Advil are just not really helping anymore. I also obtain migraines and headaches that make me feel dizzy plus nauseated. I have been living upon Advil and Tylenol for quite a while now and both of those are starting to lose affect. Is there a really great headache medicine out there that I haven’t discovered however? Or am I just going to have to live with these?

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Answer by YewKnowsIt..!
I just use ibuprofen!

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12 thoughts on “What painkiller should I take for headaches?”

  1. Hmm. IT concerns me that you have had these headaches at least once a day and have been having to rely on Tylenol and Advil on a regular basis.
    If you read the label on the back they generally say that if you have to take them for more than a certain amount of days you should talk to your doctor luv.
    I have a feeling something more is going on than just a run of the mill headache.
    I don’t mean to worry you or anything because it could mean something as simple as you needing to get a few hours of rest each night or perhaps drinking a little more water who knows?

    The body builds up a tolerance to OTC meds and even prescription medication after long term use so i would hate to recommend another one without you talking to your family doctor.

    Good luck and i hope you feel better soon!

  2. When I get a migraine, I take Excedrin Migraine or Excedrin Extra Strength (they are both the same thing in a different box). It is actually a mixture of aspirin, tylenol, and caffeine. It is the only OTC medication that helps me.

    I know some people who say that caffeine gives them a migraine, but in many cases it helps. Something about opening or closing blood vessels or something.

  3. Try Excedrin migraine. If they are that bothersome go to your doctor and he can prescribe some good migraine meds for you.

  4. My best friend has severe headaches all the time and she doesn’t go anywhere without her Excedrin. I can’t speak from experience because I have never used it but she lives by it. There are alot of new prescription meds out there that you can take at the onset of a migraine that work well and do not have that adverse effect that narcotics have. If you are having this many headaches then I would see my family physician. It could be something serious. Good Luck.

  5. Migraines can be helped with meds from a neurologist. He can also help you to determine what might be triggering your migraines. My trigger was salt. Once I eliminated it from my diet, I had not more migraines.

    Now I have learned that I get sinus headaches. The only thing that helps me is a decongestant.

    That is the cheapest way to test if you have a sinus headache or not. Just take Advil cold and sinus or just a decongestant and see if that helps.

    Too much Advil can give you a boomerang effect though, and you may be adding to your headache problem by over use.

  6. I get bad headaches and take Excedrin. (Acetaminophen and caffeine)There are several types for tension, sinus and so forth. Goody’s Extra Strength is also a great choice. It contains acetaminophen (tylenol), aspirin and caffeine. Hylands Natural Relief Headache Tabs are a homeopathic choice. Next, find out why you get headaches. Possibly you need eyeglasses or maybe you have sinus allergies in which case an allergy medicine such as Claritin might work with a headache medicine when needed. Ice to head helps as well as a good massage. Or pinch the bridge of your nose for a minute, then let go. Best wishes.

  7. Unless they are migraines, Ibuprofen (Advil) is one of the best things you can take. You may want to go to a neurologist to see if you have migraines, because they make medicines especially for that type of headache.

    I have bad headaches off and on, so I was referred to a neurologist. He tried to tell me I had migraines, which I don’t. He have me IMITREX, which did nothing. He also gave me Midrin which made it worse and made me keep vomiting and earned me a trip to the emergency room.

    I have been given Tramadol, Vicodan, Percoset…these are all supposed to be great pain meds…they did nothing for my headaches and the Vicodan and Percoset made me itch like crazy. The Ibuprofen really helps me, but I am not supposed to take it because I supposedly have ulcerative colitis.

    The point that I am making is that you need to find out exactly what kind of headaches you are having because some medicines will work and some won’t. My headaches are caused from muscle tightness in my upper back and neck. The neurologist was convinced that I had migraines because I get nauseous. I did his whole food elimination diet, and nothing changed.

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