My 13 year old daughter was just diagnosed with Aura Migraines. She has had 2 episodes and they have been 40 days between them. Her doctor told her that if she starts to see the black dots/before her vision goes dark she is suppose to take 2 tylenol and lay in a dark room. Each time she has had these migraines it happened after she was exercising when it was hot out. My question is will she grow out of this or will it be a life long problem? We are suppose to keep a journal and one thing I noticed is that she menstruated two days after the episode and she gets really bad cramps. My poor child. What can I do to help? Thanks so much! Maureen.
In your question, you talked about three things that can trigger Migraines -- hot weather, exercise, and the fluctuations in hormone levels caused by the menstrual cycle.
There's no way to predict if she will "grow out of this." U...
Darn, it’s hot outside!! Like many others around the United States, I’m finding I’m sweltering in 100-plus temperatures when I step outside every afternoon. And morning isn’t much better – we’re already nearing 90 degrees and it’s just barely 10 a.m. So what do you need to know about exercising when it’s this hot ? Here's a quick laundry list.
Timing is everything! If possible, try to go early in the morning or late in the night when it isn’t so hot. However, if you’re walking dogs (like I often do), morning is better since the sidewalk pavement hasn’t absorbed all the sunshine and isn’t radiating tremendous heat onto my canine friends.
Hydrate! It’s important to continually consume liquids when you’re out in the heat. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends drinking water or sports drinks, but avoiding tea, soda, coffee and alcohol, which can lead to dehydration. Whole Living...
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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