Many people suffer from frequent or severe migraines, not only are they painful but they can make you feel completely wiped out. Unfortunately, were not given warning signs for when and where a migraine can hit, which means that we’re often left having to deal with them in our day-to-day lives.

Migraines

Instead of learning to suffer through the pain, let’s discuss a few ways to effectively prevent migraines:

  1. Over the counter medicines and prescriptions
  2. At any local pharmacy, you will be able to pick up medication that can assist with your migraine pain. Depending on the severity of your pain, this may or may not work best for you. You can try different types until you find the one that provides you with the most relief. Speak with a specialist or doctor to determine which medication will be best suited for your pain level and overall health.

  3. Check the weather
  4. The weather can play a big part in whether or not you get migraines. Rainy days, scorching hot temperatures and high humidity can trigger migraines. If you notice that every time you spend too much time outside on a hot and humid day, you end up having a headache, take note and spend less time outdoors in these conditions. Know your limits and try to avoid these triggers.

  5. Have a regular eating schedule
  6. With busy lifestyles and schedules, it can get very busy but try to have a regular eating schedule. Make sure that your body is getting foods that are healthy and provide you with the right nutrients. Try as hard as you can not to miss meals and most importantly, stay hydrated. Drink lots of water and keep your body refreshed.

  7. Keep a headache journal
  8. This may sound sill, but it can actually be extremely beneficial. Keeping a journal of the days and time that you have migraines can help you to figure out what triggers them, and how they can be avoided.

  9. Say no to stressful situations
  10. Stress is a part of everyday life, but don’t let it take over. If particular people or situations get you in a frenzy, try your best to avoid these people and situations.

  11. Try to get a good amount of sleep
  12. Sleep is important for people of all ages. It can be tempting to stay up late watching Netflix or to go out with friends, but try to get the recommended amount of sleep each night.

  13. Exercise but don’t overdo it
  14. We all can become gym nuts at one point or another, but this can cause you to have migraines. Do your normal workout but don’t push yourself too much. Keep a water bottle in close proximity, so you can avoid dehydration.

  15. Botox
  16. It can help to keep your face wrinkle free but it has also been proven to prevent chronic migraines. If you suffer from migraines for more than 15 days in a month, you might want to inquire about how it can work for you.

  17. Acupuncture/Massage Therapy
  18. Through acupuncture and massage therapy at Dynamic Physiotherapy, we can relieve and reduce migraines and headaches through proven natural techniques.

  19. Avoid Loud Noises & Bright Lights
  20. It can be hard to say no to going to that rock concert, but sometimes it might be in your best interest as these are both major stimulants to creating headaches. If you’re prone to migraines, avoid loud and flashy triggers as much as possible.

If you’ve been struggling from migraine pain, contact our team today to see how we can help.


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