Headache Pills?

headache pillJust about everyone has had a headache at one time or another. Some are mild and short-lived and others are completely debilitating. So when you get a headache, what do you do about it? Most people reach for painkillers such as Advil or Tylenol – and in many cases, that seems to help. These medications don’t actually cure headaches, but they have a widespread effect on the body to interrupt the cycle of inflammation and pain. So in the short term they are certainly helpful. A question worth considering though, is what caused the headache in the first place? Was your headache the result of a shortage of pain medication? Getting to the root cause of a headache and then doing something to change it will be far more effective in the long term than just medicating each occurrence.
As a type 1 diabetic, I get headaches on occasion if my blood sugar levels change too fast. In these cases, I take an Advil and the pain goes away. However, I ALSO take steps to stabilize my blood sugar, since that is what caused the problem in the first place. Similarly, if you can determine what may have caused your headache and do something to correct the source, you will be better off than if you just take more and more medication each time the pain begins.

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