Migraines and there effects on you
I am an ordinary person that happens to suffer with migraines It’s tough to deal with.the pain
And the sensitive to light and sound. Not much helps the migraines go away. It can affect your day to day life. Cripple you and make you so uncomfortable. I have been there through all the pain and burden it puts on you. I have tried lots of different things not much works. I just wanted to say I am here for you. I have done some research and this is what I come up with. It may or may not help.
1. Try a Cold Pack
If you have a migraine, place a cold pack on your forehead. Ice cubes wrapped in a towel, a bag of frozen peas, or even a cold shower may lessen the pain. Keep the compress on your head for 15 minutes, then take a break for 15 minutes.
2. Use a Heating Pad or Hot Compress
If you have a tension headache, place a heating pad on your neck or the back of your head. If you have a sinus headache, hold a warm cloth to the area that hurts. A warm shower might also do the trick.
3. Ease Pressure on Your Scalp or Head
If your ponytail is too tight, it could cause a headache. These “external compression headaches” can also be brought on by wearing a hat, headband, or even swimming goggles that are too tight. In one study, women who loosened their hair saw their headache disappear.
4. Dim the Lights
Bright or flickering light, even from your computer screen, can cause migraine headaches. If you’re prone to them, cover your windows with blackout curtains during the day. Wear sunglasses outdoors. You might also add anti-glare screens to your computer and use daylight-spectrum fluorescent bulbs in your light fixtures.
5. Try Not to Chew
Chewing gum can hurt not just your jaw, but your head as well. The same is true for chewing your fingernails, lips, the inside or your cheeks, or handy objects like pens. Avoid crunchy and sticky foods, and make sure you take small bites. If you grind your teeth at night, ask your dentist about a mouth guard. This may curb your early-morning headaches.
6. Get Some Caffeine
Have some tea, coffee, or something with a little caffeine in it. If you get it early enough, it could ease your headache pain. It can also help over-the-counter pain relievers like acetaminophen, work better. Just don’t drink too much because caffeine withdrawal can cause its own type of headache.
7. Practice Relaxation
Whether it’s stretches, yoga, meditation, or progressive muscle relaxation, learning how to chill out when you’re in the middle of a headache can help with the pain. You might even talk to your doctor about physical therapy if you have muscle spasms in your neck.
You can do it yourself. A few minutes massaging your neck and temples can help ease a tension headache, which may result from stress.
9. Take Some Ginger
A small recent study found that taking ginger, in addition to regular, over-the-counter pain meds, eased pain for people in the ER with migraines. Another found that it worked almost as well as prescription migraine meds. You can try a supplement or maybe brew some tea
10. Take Meds in Moderation
Pharmacy shelves are stocked with pain relievers for all kinds of headaches. They may work, but to get the most benefit with the least risk, follow the directions on the label and these guidelines:
1. Rest in a quiet, dark room. …
2. Try mindful meditation. …
3. Smell the lavender. …
4. Stay hydrated. …
5. Massage your temples. …
What is the best treatment for migraine headaches?
• Pain relievers. Aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) may help relieve mild migraines. …
• Triptans. These medications are often used in treating migraines. …
• Ergots. …
• Anti-nausea medications. …
• Opioid medications. …
• Glucocorticoids (prednisone, dexamethasone).
There are many ways to help with migraines it is just finding what helps you with your migraines.
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Disclaimer: I am not a medial doctor I am a patient that experiences these symtoms and these are my suggestions.