I am not use to taking pain relievers when headache strikes me. Once a headache develops. I try to have some rest or take a nap which really helps. Sometimes I try to place a bag of ice to ease down the pain. Having a cold shower can stimulate your blood vessels and make them constrict, which may reduce the pain. You can also try massaging your head to work directly on the blood vessels in your head. If your headache is focused in one spot, try pressing very firmly on that area. You can also put a small amount of massaging oil. In my case, I use efficascent oil for quick relief. The next time you have headache try doing this method, it might also work for you. God bless!