How to Relieve Yourself from Migraine Attack


Many people find migraines absolutely unbearable. In order to identify the cure for or how to cope with this affliction, you must have the ability to determine if you experience headaches or migraines. You can best identify a migraine as a sharp pain in a certain part or both sides of the head. Your eyes may hurt when exposed to light, or you might experience unclear vision, nausea and dizziness.

  • Determine the cause of your migraine. You must identify certain instances that appear before a migraine attack. Record everything you observe in a journal. Think about what happened before it started, such as your activities a day before, what foods you might have eaten, how you felt beforehand, etc. This will help you determine patterns that occur before you actually have a migraine. Exposure to sunlight, stress or tension at work, hormonal issues and certain food or beverages (especially alcohol) emerge as common triggers. Some people crave sweets or chocolates prior to suffering a migraine headache.

  • After you identify and confirm what triggers your migraines, make certain to avoid that thing or things. Attempt active prevention before treatment. If a food such as chocolate triggers your migraine, simply do not eat chocolate. If stress causes your migraines, you will need to learn how to balance your work life or eliminate the reason for stress. Use sunglasses if you know you will expose yourself to sunlight if your migraines result from light sensitivity. Take responsibility for your health.
  • If you know you have a migraine coming on, look back and determine what caused it. This will help you better prevent them in the future instead of relying on curing them once they grow beyond the point of control. This method, when followed, can prove very helpful.
  • Consider employing a massage technique, which can work wonders for stressed people. Concentrate on massaging your nape area or the back of your head.
  • Try using heat and cold techniques to soothe and comfort you when you experience a migraine. Do this carefully on your head and neck. Alternate between hot and cold while you gently press the pack to your head and neck or at the back of your neck.
  • Continue employing either the heat and cold method or massage technique, making sure the room remains dark enough so it won’t hurt your eyes and worsen the migraine. Rest until the migraine subsides.
  • Caffeine can prove very helpful as well. Drink coffee at the first sign of a migraine. You can also purchase over-the-counter medications. Inquire with the pharmacist about available migraine medicines.
  • If these methods don’t provide relief see a doctor. Consult with your attending physician to learn how to cure or prevent migraines.
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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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