Got migraine? What is your alternative way to combat migraine?

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  1. coffeegginmyrice profile image84
    coffeegginmyriceposted 6 years ago

    Got migraine? What is your alternative way to combat migraine?

    Migraine prescribed medication is too expensive even of its worth.  Over-the-counter "migraine" tablets don't really work even if the advertisement says it does, but I still take them when the first signs like seeing aura and flickering on the temple come about. A great massage and a rub on the stiffness around my shoulders and neck will give me the relief without the need of massaging my head, then I fall to sleep.

    What are your ways to help you relieved from the sickening and pounding migraine?

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  2. ASchwartz profile image72
    ASchwartzposted 6 years ago

    I get nausea pretty bad with migraines and take fresh ginger to combat that. I haven't found anything to really get rid of the pain. I've tried several different prescription meds and non of them have worked for me so far.

    1. coffeegginmyrice profile image84
      coffeegginmyriceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, ASchwartz for the "ginger" suggestion. I like ginger but how do you apply fresh ginger to fight migraines? Chomp on it raw or boil it and drink from it?

    2. ASchwartz profile image72
      ASchwartzposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I usually make it into a tea. You can buy pills too but I haven't tried them.

  3. DeanCash profile image61
    DeanCashposted 6 years ago

    A migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. Chocolate and alcohol as you may know can contribute to rushes of blood into your brain which triggers migraine. Massaging your head or neck doesn't help at all but most people still doing this. I don't have this but my wife keeps asking me for an answer. I usually guide her on breathing exercise while whispering some jokes and it will help a lot. Stop doing anything when you got it. Breath to relax and try to remember the things that make you laugh in your life. Never take pain relievers.

    1. coffeegginmyrice profile image84
      coffeegginmyriceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Dean for your advice. I am actually having disturb vision facing my laptop right now. I should stop doing anything as you said and relax. Thanks again and have a good day.

  4. artist101 profile image67
    artist101posted 6 years ago

    There are numerous studies on the natural supplements for migraine. As well as numerous reasons, among them are food additives such as Msg, Nitrates, and Aspartame. As well as the Amino Acid Tyramine, present in the following foods: bananas, beer, dairy products, tomatoes, and wine, just to name a few. Try avoiding these for a while. Magnesium may also be of help, as it is a natural muscle relaxer, as well as calcium. As it my be muscle tension. Purchase a reputable brand, in capsule form. The recommended dosages are 400-500mg of magnesium, and 1000-2000mg of calcium. Can be purchased in a combination form, usually with zinc. Do not exceed 100mg daily of zinc, as above that amount, it suppresses the immune system. Other recommended herbs include butterbur, and feverfew, per Dr. Teitalbaum. As I have not used those supplements I cannot attest to there effectiveness. I use magnesium for muscle cramps, as well as calcium, and I found it to be very effective.


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