How to Get Rid of a Migraine
Migraine is a term for severe throbbing headaches caused by vasodilatations and vasoconstrictions. This is a serious neurological disease that should not be neglected.
It's important to know the difference between regular headaches and migraines. Headaches can be caused by too high or too low blood pressure, weather changes, hangovers, etc, and the treatments may vary depending on the situation. Migraine has different etiology and is caused by blood circulation issues. There are some triggers that can provoke the outbursts of migraine: noises, stress, bright lights, etc.
Know your enemy
Usually, patients with migraine react on the same irritants, so try to stay away from them if possible. Chiropractic adjustments, aerobic exercises and proper diet can also help preventing migraines. In case you couldn't prevent the attack, there are several effective methods to cope with this problem.
Lie on the bed, relax and try to get rid of any disturbing thoughts. Turn off the light or put some black cloth on your eyes. Keep lying on the bed until you feel better.
Mix 3-5 drops of coniferous oil with 1 tsp salt and sniff it when you have headaches. It's a good idea to pour some mixture into a small container and carry it with you wherever you go in case you will start feeling bad all of a sudden.
You can make herbal teas to relieve the symptoms as well. Milfoil, plantain, wormwood, and succor work well together or in combination with cherry leaves, thyme, or hips. Drink this tea before your meal once a day to calm down your nerves and boost your immune system.
You can also put a mustard plaster on a hot towel and press it to the back of your head or neck for a couple of minutes. It should help relieve the pain.
Move your eyebrows up and down; close your eyes and move your eyeballs up and down behind the closed lids; move your jaw from left to right; massage the back of your head; and finally, shake your head with your chin on your chest.
If natural remedies don't help you cope with migraine, try over-the-counter medications, such as Imirex or its analogues.
- Don't eat products that contain artificial sweeteners and chemicals. Also, stay away from red and white wine.
- Don't drink too much coffee. It can cause migraine or make it worse.
- Don't take too much painkillers and take them effectively. Take a dose that is large enough to relieve the symptoms but not too large to make any harm.
- Don't keep swallowing painkillers if your pain doesn't go away within 30-40 minutes. Your migraine can signify about some really serious issue, and you should see your doctor as soon as possible.
- Don't believe non-reputable acupuncture salons or other non-traditional medicine that you are not sure about. They usually fail to deliver anything but costly fees.
And finally, remember that painkillers just remove the symptom and don't heal the problem. For effective treatment, consult with your doctor and analyze your disease to find out what causes your migraine and what remedies work for you.
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