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It’s estimated that up to 12% of the population suffer from this condition (source: https://cle.clinic/3uScGMv) which means you or someone you know may suffer.
I started to get migraines when I was about 6 months post partum with my first baby. I was scared as my symptoms mimicked other terrible conditions which I found through Dr. Google. My symptoms varied but always included feeling flu-like symptoms, body aches/chills, dizziness and distorted vision. I finally sought out an evaluation by an ENT to rule out things that I’d found on the internet that I was sure gave me 3-6 months to live. and alas, I was diagnosed with migraines.
I was given a prescription medication that certainly helped but it includes caffeine which keeps me up, doesn’t allow me to get good rest, which perpetuates my symptoms. So I had to find another way of getting relief. Laying down, in a dark room with my eyes closed for 20-30 minutes is often the best way to experience relief, but like you, I’m a busy mom and do not always have time or space to allow that to happen. The other things have given me relief included CBD oil and magnesium citrate that comes in powder form.
When this combo didn’t work for my last migraine, I turned to Instagram crowdsourcing, which is definitely a great way to get info! Here’s some ideas that help my followers:
Ideas for Relief
Please note: I am not a doctor or medical professional. ALWAYS, consult with a physician before taking any medication or supplements.
- mint lifesavers
- hot shower on head/neck
- ice pack for forehead
- cold/dark room
- Excedrin migraine
- frozen ice mask
- electrolyte drink
- peppermint oil on temples
- ice on back of neck
- headache roller
- makeminehomemade.com steamers
- hands/feed in warm water and ice pack on neck
- Mcdonalds Sprite and fries
- ice roller
- 400mg Magnesium oxide and 100mg b2
- blue light glasses
- peppermint oil on your tongue
I’d love to hear what works for you and what doesn’t! Drop a comment below!