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Help for Your Headaches

What's on your mind... literally? Have you been suffering from headaches and wondering what to do about 'em? Get the info you need on headaches right here.

Headaches - Heading Off Headaches

There are two kinds of headaches that can affect you - regular headaches and migraine headaches. Everyone experiences headaches from time to time, but some people are afflicted with chronic headaches (which means they come all the time) or migraines (which are extremely painful headaches that come once in awhile). Most teens will go through a time when they get more headaches than they used to because your body is going through a lot of changes. If you find you're having a hard time dealing with chronic headaches or migraines, you should see a doctor about the best treatment for your pain. There are some preventative measures and home remedies, however, that you can try as well.

Headaches - Things That Make Heads Ache

Certain foods and environmental factors can influence the intensity and frequency of your headaches. To help alleviate your headache pain, it's a good idea to avoid eating things like cheese, ice cream, hot dogs, chocolate or fried foods. Caffeine is also something you should skip if you have trouble with headaches.

Headaches - Healthy Routines Make Heads Happy

Sticking to a regular routine can often cut down on the number of headaches you're faced with. Getting a proper amount of sleep (as a teen, you need between 8-9 hours of sleep per night), eating a well-balanced diet, drinking lots of water and keeping physically active can make a big difference. Reducing your stress levels will also help with your headache traumas.

Headaches - Headache Helpers

Sometimes, headaches are just impossible to avoid. So the next time you're faced with one, give one of these handy home remedies a try.

  • Take a nap in a very dark room - light can make headaches worse.
  • Rub a bit of peppermint essential oil on your temples and back of your neck.
  • Grab an icepack or cold cloth and put it over your eyes or forehead.
  • Make yourself a cup of peppermint or lemon/ginger tea.
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worldqweencc
worldqweencc posted in Friends:
I'm not quiet sure what's a real friend and what's a fake one anymore. I know when there's a friend who's only a school friend rather than an 'outside' friend as well, but at the same time it makes me so confused. Here's my story: There's a girl named Xian. We had a unique way of becoming friends ... but it clicked. For the whole year I've been trying to keep in contact with her ... but she's not very willing to try and put in any effort to stay in contact with me. Her personality is beyond sweet, and her skills at art are even better. If she was to have an award, it would be a giant trophy with her face plastered on it and big bold letters listing 'Nicest Girl In The World!' ... Its just ... she lied to me.  I was all about this friendship. I was ... i'll admit ... sort of a lost puppy following around her owner.  So, I got her this T-Shirt she really wanted for her birthday, and not long her birthday was mine, April First. I was expecting at least a letter, or maybe even something cheap. It didn't really matter to me.  But on my birthday she didn't even come to school. Nor when she got back did she ever say sorry, or give me any be-lated gift of any sort.  That should have been my first clue. Even my mother started catching on. My second clue was she even told me she was oblivious and wasn't good at keeping in contact. I thought she was joking. How could a friendship so sweet be tossed out just like that? My third one was near the end of school, one of her friends in elementary was bragging about the plushies she got from Xian. Apparently she had four from her.  Xian had originally told me it was AGAINST her religion to give out gifts to other people. I knew she wasn't lying about her religion in general, because I met her mom on a field trip and she was quiet ... different. But I didn't understand why Xian had gotten so many small plushies for her, and yet not a single small stamp for me? My last clue was the last day of school. She didn't even try to say good-bye or even hang out with me for that matter. I know what you're thinking. "Girl, you've gotta be kidding me if you can't see that she has no intention of being your friend!" But this girl was the nicest to me. She stood next to me during harsh times, and comforted me when I was down. She told me I was important.  And you don't get many friends to do those special things to you. It was rare to have a friend make me feel so tall and worthy.  ... So ... I can't understand ... why'd she do all that .... and suddenly ... just ... walk away ...
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catsandpizza posted in Style:
American Apparel croptop, Juicy Couture velvet sweatpants and Uggs
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Heyyyyy_
Heyyyyy_ posted in Friends:
"donteatcarrots" wrote:I dunno, looks like something more than being friends is going on here. It's probably best to ask her face-to-face though, before jumping to conclusions. ^^^
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catsandpizza
catsandpizza posted in Friends:
depends 
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-Gwen9--
-Gwen9-- posted in Friends:
I don't know. It honestly could be that she likes you, or she is just a really good friend.
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