Unlike most Migraine patients, I find relief more through the application of heat than cold during an attack.
There are many things in my tool bag I do use to create heat when I'm hurting, and I'm very thankful for each and every one of them:
Heating Pad - Life would certainly cease to exist for me without my heating pad. It's large, fluffy, and very comforting to my head, neck, back and shoulders during a Migraine. It soothes the facial neuralgia as well as the neuralgia in my ears and down my throat when it hits me. Since my trigeminal neuralgia is triggered by cold, my heating pad has often helped to keep a bad attack from becoming horrible. It soothes my bones and joints, and in the middle of a cold night, warms me just enough that I can fall back asleep again.
Hot shower - When I am feeling especially badly, I climb into a hot shower. The hotter, the better for me. When my lupus or Sjogren's Syndrome is especially bad, the pounding acts like a masseuse and ...
I wake up almost everyday with a headache. I notice when the weather is hot or cold I can get a headache. I sleep with the fan hitting my aface because that's is the only way I can get some sleep. I used to take over the counter aids, but that doesn't seem to help anymore. I am 23 years old and have had these headaches ever since I began my cycle at age 11. They are usually right of my forehead. I've gained some weight and my pants could be too tight, could that be a reason? Liz.
Have your headaches been diagnosed? Changes in barometric pressure and extremes in temperature can be Migraine triggers.
Waking with a headache or Migraine is very often an indication that it was triggered by a problem with your sleep. Too much sleep, too little sleep, disrupted sleep, poor quality sleep, and irregular sleep schedules can all be problems. You can find out more about this in our vi...
It's bad enough that we have to deal with unfriendly environments when we're away from home. Our homes should be our refuge, the place that's safest and most comfortable for us. Let's take a look at ways to make our homes more friendly toward us when we have a Migraine or headache: 1) Reduce or eliminated perfumed and fragranced items in your home, especially if they're a trigger for you. If fragrance seems not to be a problem for you, or if it's a minor problem, limit yourself to a single fragrance rather than mixing fragrances. Consider candles, room fresheners, potpourri, etc. Remember, fragrances can quickly gang up on us when we have a headache or Migraine. They can very quickly add to our nausea, making our home an unpleasant place for us. So, plan ahead, and reduce fragrances now. 2) Following the fragrance thought: If you're sensitive to fragrances, keep that in mind when you shop for cleaning products. Even if they don't contain fra...
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