Quickest Ways to Relieve Migraines
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Millions of Americans suffer from migraines. Whether they are random or chronic, people have them and want to know the fastest way to relieve their migraines. While even infrequent migraines should be brought to the attention of your ENT specialist, there are some simple steps you can take at home to help reduce migraine occurrences and symptoms. There are lots of medications out there used to prevent or treat migraines, but they don’t always work 100% of the time.

When it is one of those times where your migraine medicine just does not seem to want to work correctly, it is important to know some at-home remedies that can help cut the migraine short or just get you through it. One of the most important parts of dealing with migraines is having a plan. Having a plan helps you treat your migraines early, this is the best way to ensure that your migraines do not last as long.

Calm Environment

Having a calming environment that you can retreat to when dealing with a migraine is not always convenient, but it is effective. One of the most common migraine symptoms is light and sound sensitivity. So, finding a quiet, dark room helps ease symptoms and relax you. Stress also can make migraine worse, so if you are able to de-stress even a little bit, it will help. This strategy can be difficult to do while at work. However, having a room that you can escape to that is cool and dark is helpful. Most bosses will understand if you discuss your migraines with them.

Caffeine (sort of)

Caffeine is tricky. It is proven that it can help relieve migraines if you catch them early enough. It is also proven that caffeine helps enhance the effectiveness of pain-relievers like Tylenol or aspirin. However, caffeine should be only consumed in small amounts. If it is consumed too often or in too large of quantities, you can develop withdrawal headaches. These withdrawal headaches can frequently lead to migraines.

Lavender

Yes, the scent of lavender actually helps you relax. Like we said above, relaxation and reducing stress is an important part of combating migraine headaches. Many studies have shown that people who either drink lavender tea or inhale lavender essential oils experience a significant reduction in their headaches.

Staying Hydrated

Dehydration is a common migraine trigger. Due to this, hydrating while experiencing a migraine is an effective way to quickly reduce the pain. Adding some lemon or lime helps give you some extra electrolytes. Remember that if you decide to use caffeine, while it can help ease some pain, it can also dehydrate you. So if you are using caffeine to help relieve your headaches, remember to rehydrate.

Hot or Cold Compress

Both hot and cold compresses are effective ways to relieve migraines. The numbing effect of a cold compress has a numbing effect that is able to distract the brain from the migraine by stimulating other nerves. Warm compresses instead relax the body. Remember, relaxation is one of the keys when it comes to getting rid of migraines.

Massage Your temples.

This one is tricky since some people are extra sensitive to touch with going through a migraine. However, for people that do not have that symptom, massaging your temples has a way of relaxing the muscles in your head and increasing circulation.

If nothing seems to be working and you are starting to feel as if you cannot get your migraine under control, it is time to contact East Texas sinus. We are able to create customized treatment plans that fit you & your migraines. For more information or to book a consultation with Dr. Morton and his professionally trained Longview, TX staff, contact us TODAY.

Published by osky-blue-support on: April 29, 2020
Category: ENT Specialist