This guy was always complaining about headaches. He would constantly be pounding his head into his fist and whimper to me that he felt like his head would split open. He took pain killers all the time, and for a long duration was addicted to a certain prescription pain medication. But none of that helped because as soon as the medication started to wear off, the pain would come right back again.
Finally, I had had enough of his complaining. I told him to stop pounding his head with his fist. Whaddayano! His headaches went away in a day.
Moral of the story: Don’t try to find workarounds for your problem. Fix the problem.