Take a couple Tylenol, aspirin, or ibuprofen. Lie down in a quiet, dark room with a cold, wet wash cloth on your forehead, or covering your eyes. Lie very still 'til the headache passes... or, take a nap if you can.
To get rid of a massive headache, you need to do relaxation exercises since they are often responsible for the headaches. Do longer exhales and inhales. You should also take medication. Visit a doctor for a prescription of the best medication for your headache. Visit http://www.ehow.com/how_4582171_rid-migraine-headache.html for more information.
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Last edited at 4:16PM on 9/18/2012
Before you do ANYTHING, you must find out WHY you have this massive headache. It could be a minor stroke, in which case you need special (and urgent) treatment. You may have a lesion in your neck vertebrae - even an atlas jam, which is very painful. The one thing your headache ISN'T is a deficiency of aspirin! Don't take powerful painkillers to mask what could be a serious symptom - I presume you wouldn't be asking this question if the neuralgia wasn't exceptional. Someone has mentioned migraines - do you have nausea, vomiting, severe one-sided pain - does it throb, is it relieved by pressure or hot applications?
If you have a trusted GP, go for an opinion and professional treatment. If you know what is causing the pain, or would prefer not to use powerful drugs, consult a Homeopath. For skeletal-related pain you will need a Chiropractor or an Osteopath - possibly even a Therapeutic Masseur. Unusually severe headaches need to be treated with great respect as they could be a warning of something very serious going on....
Find a happy place, lol. Make sure the area is quiet, and peaceful. Too much noise usually gets my aching; an ice bag helps; maybe sleep, a common way of getting a headache is because of not enough rest; eating, also a common way of headaches, when belly feels hungry; have a someone massage you, maybe you're hurting somewhere. But most importantly, find out why you have this headache! Hope you feel better!!:)
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Last edited at 9:32PM on 9/18/2012
I had a really major headache at the age of 32 yrs old that was fierce ..it would not go away.I went to the Dr.was was told I was stressed,to talk to a shrink.After 3 months of suffering,I had a seizure in our swimming pool,and our 11 yr old son,and 14 yr old daughter saved my life from the bottom of that pool..hospital finally found my brain tumor..!Please get any headaches that are different,will not go away,checked.If the Drs. donot find a reason for the headache's get another opinion,if next Dr.doesn't listen or find a reason,but you know in your heart donot give up.Find someone that will listen to you.My best Dr.was my instinct.I would not give up.I have had a second brain tumor removed,and now have a 3rd one that is inoperable.Take care of your health,rely on yourself ..
Sometimes really bad headaches are a result of dehydration, and if you ingest alot of caffeine or alcohol and some medications it is easy to become dehydrated and not know it. Drinking an ELECTROLYTE sports drink or a pharmacy product like Gastrolite or Hydralite (which contain electrolytes for treatment of dehydration AND taste good) can completely cure a headache in less than 10minutes!