That Works for a Headache?

The other day I ran across something that mentioned you could use Botox for headaches. I had never heard of such a thing. I mentioned it to a friend. She said that she had heard of it, and thought it worked because it deadens the nerve endings. I did a little research, and found that to be the case. Find out more about how it works at Medications: Botox: Not just for faces. Who knew?

It seems a bit extreme to me, but then again I do not suffer from chronic headaches. In fact, I rarely get headaches. I am not sure if we even have any headache medicine in the house. If I do get one I usually just tough it out, but there are a few others things that I've found to work well.

1. Send the kids outside to play.
90% of the time the headache is gone instantly.

2. Send myself outside to play.
A little fresh and sunshine can do wonders.

3. Drink some coffee.
I've read someplace before about why it works. It has something to do with the blood vessels in your head changing size. That is also why you get headaches when you go cold turkey off caffeine. I don't know, but it works.

4. Drink some water.
Even slight dehydration gives me headaches. A big glass of water will do the trick.

5. Take a nap.
Who am I kidding? Naps, while effective for headaches, simply don't happen with four kids running around all day.

Botox is an option for those with chronic headaches, and migraines. I'm glad that I do not fall into that category. What do you do when you get a headache?

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