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Last Updated on October 6, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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Both my husband and daughter get these types of headaches occasionally. I’m lucky to have only had a few while I was pregnant.
I can tell you that when they get them, they go immediately to bed – in a dark room – with no noise and I spend the whole day tiptoeing around hoping that the phone doesn’t ring.
Using Migraine Tracker Charts
Both my husband and daughter get these headaches for different reasons but both received the same helpful tips from their doctors. There is no cure for these unfortunately but these tips have helped them both deal with their migraines when they do get them.
Finally, keeping track of your symptoms and what was happening before you got your headache can help you determine why you have them and how to manage them.
How do you get rid of a migraine fast?
Turn off the lights. Many people who get this type of headache are sensitive to light. So, turn off the lights and pull down the shades.
Try to sleep if possible. Try tinted sunglasses if you need to go out. Or, try earplugs. This is one of the first migraine tips that we try.
Tips to manage migraines
Try hot or cold compresses. My husband likes cold compresses but heat always works best for me. So, experiment.
Have a cup of coffee. Caffeine can help some headache sufferers because it makes pain relievers more effective and causes them to be absorbed more quickly into the body. Don’t drink too much though or you can have withdrawal.
Try a gentle massage. Try massaging your temples gently to relieve some of the pain. Some people find relief by dry skin brushing.
Relax and meditate. Try a relaxing yoga pose or experiment with deep breathing and meditation. Stress can be a trigger and make them worse. So, using a migraine tracker printable may be helpful.
Avoid triggers. Do certain smells or foods trigger your headache? Track them to determine what may be the cause. Common food causes are MSG, gluten, and aspartame. Learn more about diet in this article.
How can I ease a migraine?
Treat early. When you feel the symptoms of a migraine coming on, don’t delay treatment. So, why not try a topical pain-relieving gel like Stopain.
How to use Stoppain
Stopain contains mentholum, belladonna, iris versicolor, and sanguinaria canadensis. It’s a Homeopathic remedy that is officially monographed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.
It does not contain acetaminophen, aspirin, or caffeine and has no known drug interactions. It is free of dyes and preservatives.
Simply apply it as soon as you feel discomfort. If after 30 minutes, the symptoms persist, apply as needed, up to 4 times daily.
See this helpful video for information on how to apply Stopain to the back of your neck.
So, I had Marty try Stopain as soon as he felt a headache coming on and he did experience relief. The gel is cool to the skin and non-irritating.
You start to feel some relief right away. It’s safe and effective and Marty liked that it can be used with other medication if needed.
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Migraine tracker charts
There are many different things that can cause this type of headache. Finally, each person has different triggers and it can be difficult to determine what your trigger is unless you use a migraine tracker printable.
What home remedies are good for a migraine?
Many people rely on essential oils to help relieve their pain. One of my best tips would be to use my homemade headache salve and see if it helps you. So, check out these easy directions in this post.
Or, you may want to try a few of these herbal remedies for headaches.
Many people find that non-traditional treatments like yoga or biofeedback are helpful in managing their pain. Or, you might want to consider trying acupressure or acupuncture.
Your doctor should be able to help you find a practitioner in your area that can help with that. Or, consider booking an appointment for a massage.
You may find that using migraine tracker charts help you manage your pain or eliminate it altogether. So, here are a few more things to consider:
I hope that you have success using one of these methods. I know that fighting a headache is far from pleasant. Finally please let me know your thoughts on which tips worked below.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.