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21 Headache-Slaying Products That People Actually Recommend

No pain, all gain.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what helps them keep headaches in check. Here are the products they recommended:

Please note that these aren’t medical recommendations. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting any kind of treatment.

1. Be Koool Patches

"I don't even bother with medicine most of the time because of these; I just place one on my forehead and my migraines are often gone in half an hour or less. They're miracles, I swear!" —Amber Allen, FacebookGet them ($5.29/pack) here.
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"I don't even bother with medicine most of the time because of these; I just place one on my forehead and my migraines are often gone in half an hour or less. They're miracles, I swear!" —Amber Allen, Facebook

Get them ($5.29/pack) here.

2. Tiger Balm

"I rub some on my temples, put a cold pack on the back of my neck, take ibuprofen, and lay down." —Sarah Anderson, FacebookPick some up ($6.42) here.
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"I rub some on my temples, put a cold pack on the back of my neck, take ibuprofen, and lay down." —Sarah Anderson, Facebook

Pick some up ($6.42) here.

3. ThermaCare HeatWraps

"The ones for your neck are a gift from God, mostly for tension headaches." —kmhill2Grab a pack ($21.36 for nine) here.
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"The ones for your neck are a gift from God, mostly for tension headaches." —kmhill2

Grab a pack ($21.36 for nine) here.

4. A Headache Hat

"It straps around your head and holds a long ice pack. I fall asleep with it on sometimes and it really helps with basic tension headaches!" —resas2Treat yourself to one ($38.85) here.
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"It straps around your head and holds a long ice pack. I fall asleep with it on sometimes and it really helps with basic tension headaches!" —resas2

Treat yourself to one ($38.85) here.

5. PastTense Aromatherapy Oil

"Just a bit across the forehead, back of neck, behind ears, and temples will stop a standard tension headache within about 15 minutes. It's miracle therapy!" —Stacey Utley-Bernhardt, FacebookGet it ($20.35) here.
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"Just a bit across the forehead, back of neck, behind ears, and temples will stop a standard tension headache within about 15 minutes. It's miracle therapy!" —Stacey Utley-Bernhardt, Facebook

Get it ($20.35) here.

6. Peppermint Essential Oil

"Rub it directly onto your forehead, as long as you don't mind smelling like a candy cane." —Brittany Cabello, FacebookBuy a bottle ($13.95) here.
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"Rub it directly onto your forehead, as long as you don't mind smelling like a candy cane." —Brittany Cabello, Facebook

Buy a bottle ($13.95) here.

7. A Lavender Eye Pillow

"I’ve had terrible headaches since I was a kid, and medicine only does so much. A few years ago my mum bought me a lavender eye pillow and it’s helped so much. I definitely recommend it!" —xxxlilyxxxboulderGet it ($11.95) here.
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"I’ve had terrible headaches since I was a kid, and medicine only does so much. A few years ago my mum bought me a lavender eye pillow and it’s helped so much. I definitely recommend it!" —xxxlilyxxxboulder

Get it ($11.95) here.

8. Riboflavin Supplements

"I used to get migraines at least twice a week until I went to see a neurologist who recommended taking 400mg everyday. Now I rarely get them." —Emily Leis, FacebookBuy a supply ($4.30) here.
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"I used to get migraines at least twice a week until I went to see a neurologist who recommended taking 400mg everyday. Now I rarely get them." —Emily Leis, Facebook

Buy a supply ($4.30) here.

9. Stopain

"It soothes the pain in a few minutes." —juliaf42af286c1Pick it up ($11.99) here.
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"It soothes the pain in a few minutes." —juliaf42af286c1

Pick it up ($11.99) here.

10. A Mouth Guard

"My headaches are tension-related, but wearing a mouth guard at night stopped them altogether. If I forget it, my whole face and head definitely remind me." —sarak9Get one ($9.99+) here.
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"My headaches are tension-related, but wearing a mouth guard at night stopped them altogether. If I forget it, my whole face and head definitely remind me." —sarak9

Get one ($9.99+) here.

"I've started using one on stressed areas of my body, which has been great for preventing tension headaches and migraines." —Brianna Sunflower, Facebook

Get one for yourself ($26.99) here.

12. Tension Tamer Tea

"This or chamomile tea can be great. Follow with a nap." —Laura Harris Day, FacebookGrab a box ($6.82) here.
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"This or chamomile tea can be great. Follow with a nap." —Laura Harris Day, Facebook

Grab a box ($6.82) here.

13. Feverfew Tincture

"I find it super helpful for migraines!" —redheadmamaPick it up ($29.75) here.
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"I find it super helpful for migraines!" —redheadmama

Pick it up ($29.75) here.

14. A Reusable Heating Pad

"I like the ones that are designed for your neck and shoulders." —Tim Sherwin, FacebookGet one ($19.99) here.
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"I like the ones that are designed for your neck and shoulders." —Tim Sherwin, Facebook

Get one ($19.99) here.

15. A TheraPearl Eye Mask

"You can freeze it for migraines, or microwave it for a sinus headache." —emerybmGet one for yourself ($9.25) here.
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"You can freeze it for migraines, or microwave it for a sinus headache." —emerybm

Get one for yourself ($9.25) here.

16. Pink Stork Magnesium Spray

"It’s supposed to be for discomfort during pregnancy, but also works great for headaches. Just spray it on the bottom of your feet, palms, and temples, then get some rest." —jessicas463617587Get a bottle ($9.49) here.
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"It’s supposed to be for discomfort during pregnancy, but also works great for headaches. Just spray it on the bottom of your feet, palms, and temples, then get some rest." —jessicas463617587

Get a bottle ($9.49) here.

17. Lavender Essential Oil

"I use a hot towel with the lavender on my whole face. Breathing it in with the added heat releases a lot of tension." —erinf47c5c0fb1Grab it ($8.88) here.
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"I use a hot towel with the lavender on my whole face. Breathing it in with the added heat releases a lot of tension." —erinf47c5c0fb1

Grab it ($8.88) here.

18. Vicks VapoRub

"I rub it on my temples and lay down." —jessicaamandasPick up a jar ($13.69) here.
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"I rub it on my temples and lay down." —jessicaamandas

Pick up a jar ($13.69) here.

19. A Neck Pillow

"I mostly get tension headaches in my neck, jaw, and eyes, but this pillow helps me relax my neck and shoulders." —megg481220e7cGet one ($12.99) here.
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"I mostly get tension headaches in my neck, jaw, and eyes, but this pillow helps me relax my neck and shoulders." —megg481220e7c

Get one ($12.99) here.

20. Eucalyptus Oil

"Put some on a cloth, wet it a bit, and warm it in the microwave. Then turn all the lights off in your room, and close your eyes with the cloth over your face and neck. Does it for me every time!" —maddiel4b1e3be33Buy it ($9.98) here.
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"Put some on a cloth, wet it a bit, and warm it in the microwave. Then turn all the lights off in your room, and close your eyes with the cloth over your face and neck. Does it for me every time!" —maddiel4b1e3be33

Buy it ($9.98) here.

21. Ear Plugs

"I put them in, then sleep my headache off." —GothamGurlGet them ($8.54) here.
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"I put them in, then sleep my headache off." —GothamGurl

Get them ($8.54) here.

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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