3 remedies that might help your migraines to stop
Last weekend I spend entirely at my boyfriend’s place. I needed the distraction, after a whole week of feeling unwell, having migraine flares for days and being sick. I finally bought the Nintendo Switch, which I was thinking about buying for a long time. It’s an ideal combination console, so I can play on the TV and switch to handheld whenever I get too tired of sitting straight up. Because, yes – this happens often to me. Needless to say I am pleased with my purchase and had a blast so far with the thing.
But the weekend turned out to be one where I was able to catch up all the sleep I lost during my week, ‘cause my migraines were so bad even sleeping wasn’t an option. Even 12 hours of sleep weren’t enough, as I passed out right after breakfast. I was exhausted. So now two days of sleeping later end up with me being awake at 4 in the morning, while writing this. Not the brightest idea, eh?
But it got me thinking. What relieved me from my migraines? Even just a little. Since doctors never found the source of my headaches, I’m still guessing what exactly causes all the pain. During the last 3 years I tried almost anything. But during long lasting periods of migraines, I got my hands on a few things that are helping me a little, so sharing those might help you as well.
As announced, the Holy Trinity:
- Icepack/wet towels
This is one of those remedies that are simple, but can be super effective. When I’m burning up in my bed and sweating for days, I get myself a towel and make it moist. So whenever a flare is coming up, I can cool myself down. I usually press them onto my temples and apply firm pressure. You can use an icepack as well, but just make sure your head/ muscles don’t go into an actual brain freeze.
- Essential oils
Whether it’s for my aching shoulders or for my luring headaches, I have essential oils for everything. My favorite kinds are the rollers from Puressentiel, which combine multiple kinds of oils (like lavender and peppermint) for optimal relief. When I’m experiencing a fibro and-or migraine flare, I just rub some on and have a rest- so they can do their work.
- Prescribed medication
Of course these are all wonderful alternatives, but when it comes down to the most horrible pains, a girl’s gotta have her emergency kit; mine mostly contains out of painkillers called Dafalgan Codeine. Now, I really DON’T want to advertise meds. They should only be taken when needed. Dafalgan Codeine is a paracetamol based pill with codeine, a strongly addictive painkiller used only for post-surgery. But as told, no doctor can find a cure for my migraines, and so of this moment this is the only prescribed medication that eases my pain.
If you think about getting medication for your health, please speak to a doctor or specialist who can help you along the way.