I had lunch last week with a middle-aged girlfriend. As we chatted, she recounted an episode when her teenage son developed a migraine headache at school and the staff didn’t totally recognize the situation. After she completed her story, I asked whether she, too, had migraines. She said she was actually experiencing a low-level one while we were enjoying lunch. She said she had developed these headaches later in life and their emergence seemed to coincide when she went into a surgically-induced menopause.
The Migraine Trust reports that for many people, migraines start happening before the age of 40 and they rarely start later in life. In fact, the frequency and the severity of migraines often decreases – and even disappears -- around the age of 50. However, a small number of studies that looked at the relationship between menopause and migraine headaches found that 45 percent of women reported their migraines get worse as they go through menopause. About the same percent...
Every day morning I wake up with headache around my eyes and neck with fatigue feelings. I wake up several times during my sleep at night and average time of sleeping 5 to 6 hours maximum. saeed.
Waking with a headache or Migraine most often indicates a problem with sleep, and you mentioned interrupted sleep. There are several sleep issues that can bring about Migraines or headaches that occur when you wake:
too much sleep,
too little sleep,
sleeping in a room with light, which disrupts the body's production of melatonin. and
poor quality sleep.
It's strongly suggested that people with Migraines and headaches go to bed and get up at the same time each day, including weekends and holidays. Take a look at this video on the topic, Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep .
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Aromatherapy is often called an "alternative therapy. Based on my experience, I would prefer to call aromatherapy a "complementary therapy," one that can be used in conjunction with other therapies, including headache and Migraine medications. Each person should, of course, check with their own physician, but mine advised me that he felt it was a safe complementary therapy for me. What IS Aromatherapy? Simply stated, aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils extracted from plants for both physiological and psychological treatment. Aromatherapy is an ancient practice that began when people of early civilizations began discovering the healing properties of plants. The term "aromatherapy" was first used by René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist in 1928. Gattefossé was working in his family's 0perfumier business when he accidentally discovered that lavender caused a severe burn on his hand to heal more rapidly and with...
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