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Leah56

662d

What are some alternative ways you relieve migraines?

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    • EeveeMae

      655d

      Eating something with protein also really helps. My neuro suggested it to me several years ago and it’s been a game-changer for me. I’ll either do a spoon of peanut butter or a dark chocolate Reese’s and a caffeinated non-diet soda then lay down for 30-60 minutes and will be in much better shape

    • Greenie23

      655d

      Ice packs, peppermint oil, and something lightly weighted that I cover my eyes with

    • EeveeMae

      655d

      Eating something with protein also really helps. My neuro suggested it to me several years ago and it’s been a game-changer for me. I’ll either do a spoon of peanut butter or a dark chocolate Reese’s and a caffeinated non-diet soda then lay down for 30-60 minutes and will be in much better shape

      • Fluffsy

        654d

        @EeveeMae this! I like eating a fried egg or toast with peanut butter

    • Fluffsy

      656d

      I have a strong cup of coffee put an ice pack or a heating pad on the areas it hurts and lay down somewhere in a dark room and try to go to sleep. Usually I take ibuprofen or something too but I use it in combination with all of those things

    • Weevil

      656d

      ungodly amounts of caffeine help sometimes. wearing sunglasses for light sensitivity. wearing headphones for noise sensitivity.

    • Brick.Mel.Puff

      657d

      - Peppermint oil on forehead, temples, behind ears, back of neck. - weighted sleep mask (lavender scented) - I have an Alexa (echo) and play the sleep jar ambient noises like flowing water or rain while I try and sleep

    • PPoppy

      658d

      One thing that's always helped me is having a pink or red lightbulb wherever I spend the most time during a migrain (preferably somewhere with no other light source). It's a way to still see without a painful reaction! I stopped having migraines as often after I started using just my pink bulbs or Christmas lights and avoid harsh lighting as much as I can at night and let sun into my room through sheer curtains during the day to light the room while filtering the light just enough. LED lights and direct sunlight contribute the most.

    • E11iefant

      661d

      This one is definitely weird but it helps me a ton! 1. Put on a relaxing music playlist on the lowest volume. 2. For the first song, focus on completely relaxing your eyes and the muscles around them 3. For the next song, imagine that your sinuses are opening (ears, nose, & eyes) 4. For the next song, focus on relaxing your shoulders and neck 5. For the next song, focus on breathing down into your belly, keeping your shoulders relaxed. 6. For the next song, focus on relaxing everything from the hips down. 7. For the last song, relax from the toes up to your head and take deep breaths into your belly. 8. Lay there for as long as you need to, or take the best nap of your life :)

    • KirbyWirby

      661d

      Voltaren or Biofreeze on my scalp and neck where it hurts the most, or switching between ice and heat. Caffeine helps me a lot.

      • Sammo19

        661d

        @KirbyWirby I second the voltaren gel! It’s a life saver.

    • incogneato

      661d

      Weighted sleep mask

    • Meg678

      661d

      2,000mg CBD cream to the temples, forehead, behind ears, and back of the neck.

    • liladyscarly

      661d

      Ice packs, cbd/thc, acupuncture

    • daydream.elf

      661d

      ketamine infusions or the SGB shot

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