Migraines: Try These Tips to Manage Them

A pulsating or throbbing pain on one side of the head is characteristic of a migraine. It’s typically accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Hormonal fluctuations, beverages, tension, medicines, and food are all potential causes. Migraines can occur for a few hours to days at a time and may be quite painful; in some cases, they can even obstruct normal functions.

Here are a few useful tips to manage your migraines better:

Cooling Down

Putting an ice pack on your forehead or neck during a migraine might help relieve the discomfort. You can also try dampening a washcloth with cold water.

Using Over-the-Counter Drugs

It is possible to get rid of migraines using over-the-counter medications rather than prescription drugs. Pharmacies provide OTC medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and naproxen as well.

Getting Enough Sleep

For the average person, 7-8 hours of sleep is enough to prevent migraines. Sleep deprivation and over sleeping have been linked to headaches and a decreased pain threshold.

Managing Stress

Migraines are often brought on by stress, which means it’s doubly important for you to relax when possible if this is your main trigger. Lighten your load whenever possible.

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