Yeh, my sister and dad experience those on occasion. What's important is fluids, particularly sports drinks. Do you have any gatorade at home? Additionally, avoid bright lights; your computer screen should be dimmed as much as it can, and do try to stay away from it as soon as you can (aha, after reading this message, of course!). Applying an ice pack to your head in the regions of pain is helpful, too. Lastly, if you have the time, treat yourself to a warm bath, and rest in either said bath or in bed, definitely in the dark or dim.
Hope that helps!
I'm not sure if you've heard of this before, but I know someone that take Midol for their migraines. The ingredients in Midol are: The maximum strength of acetaminophen per dose as a pain reliever, caffeine to help relieve both bloating and fatigue, and an antihistamine (like zyrtec for allergies) to help relieve swelling due to water-retention during your menstrual period.
Yes this medicine is meant for something different but, hey, if it works.. Also you may want to avoid this in evening since it has caffeine (?) it might keep you awake at night. And as Phaedrus said keep hydrated. You can get headaches from being dehydrated.
Caffeine is actually one thing that they most put into medicines to help with migraines. I get really bad migraines that I have to have prescribed medicine for which is Butal-acet-caff. However, if my migraine is not that bad.. I will skip on my medicine and just drink some coffee. It helps.