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21 Unexpected Things Real People Do To Cure Headaches

Chew a lemon, get pinched, do some push-ups, and more creative ways to feel better.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what helps them keep headaches in check. Here are some methods you might not have tried yet:

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

1. Have someone lend you a hand.

"I’ve tried to do it for myself, but it's always more effective when someone else does it for you." —hilarykinch
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"I’ve tried to do it for myself, but it's always more effective when someone else does it for you." —hilarykinch

2. Catch some rays.

—Barbara Boyd, Facebook
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—Barbara Boyd, Facebook

3. Behold the beauty of binaural beats.

"Hop on YouTube and search 'Instant Migraine Headache Relief (Binaural Beats Migraine Cure).'" —JesTheBest
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4. Put your trust in citrus.

"Grab one, cut it into segments, and chew it for a bit. Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!" —Jay4ever101
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"Grab one, cut it into segments, and chew it for a bit. Hope this helps you as much as it has helped me!" —Jay4ever101

5. Make sure you're not misaligned (and if you are, get help).

"It's not a mild, relaxing massage (they stick two fingers as deep into my neck as possible), but it helps." —Katarzyna Prosińska, Facebook
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"It's not a mild, relaxing massage (they stick two fingers as deep into my neck as possible), but it helps." —Katarzyna Prosińska, Facebook

6. Keep it cool.

—Muriel Carlisle, Facebook
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—Muriel Carlisle, Facebook

7. Treat yo'self.

"It works within minutes every time!" —sydneyw4bfc66b87
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"It works within minutes every time!" —sydneyw4bfc66b87

8. Pinch the pain away.

"I get major pressure migraines, and it's the only thing that has worked. " —lea-maried
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"I get major pressure migraines, and it's the only thing that has worked. " —lea-maried

9. Get your gherkin on.

—chadm4853a150c
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10. Work it out.

"Do sets of push-ups, pull-ups, or something else — just make sure to do them vigorously and really engage your muscles." —heikes4
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"Do sets of push-ups, pull-ups, or something else — just make sure to do them vigorously and really engage your muscles." —heikes4

11. DIY a remedy.

"I put it in the microwave for one minute, then rest with it the nape of my neck. It really helps the blood flow, relaxing the pain away." —s455821114
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"I put it in the microwave for one minute, then rest with it the nape of my neck. It really helps the blood flow, relaxing the pain away." —s455821114

12. De-stress with tea and Tiger Balm.

—Cody Gude-Garcia, Facebook
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—Cody Gude-Garcia, Facebook

13. Get your blood flowing.

—Kayla Swartz, Facebook
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—Kayla Swartz, Facebook

14. Bite back.

—cassie2441
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15. Lather, rinse, repeat.

—LIconroy42
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16. Stay steamy.

"You can also add other things to the water, like rosemary." —MissOlgaS
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"You can also add other things to the water, like rosemary." —MissOlgaS

17. Just listen.

"It works absolute wonders, and is so relaxing you'll asleep after a few tracks!" —laurenannh(Check out the playlist here.)
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"It works absolute wonders, and is so relaxing you'll asleep after a few tracks!" —laurenannh

(Check out the playlist here.)

18. Cross that bridge.

"It really makes the pain go away!" —faryala
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"It really makes the pain go away!" —faryala

19. Take a relaxing bath.

—jennyl4946c103d
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20. Keep it simple and sleep.

"Sometimes you just have to shut down your mind and restart it like a computer." —shaek44cc1d2ce
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"Sometimes you just have to shut down your mind and restart it like a computer." —shaek44cc1d2ce

21. Or sleep with someone else.

—AJ500
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AJ500

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