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I could feel my eyes adjusting to the Sunday morning sunlight streaming into my bedroom.
As I began to open them and also lift my head off the pillow, I could sadly feel the familiar pressure in my head.
See for years, I have suffered from migraines.
As far back as my early twenties, I can recall being afflicted by migraine headaches. Thankfully I was single and I only had to worry about myself.
Back then, it was deemed hormonal from using oral contraceptives. My then OB/Gyn had given me a list of preventive measures.
Over the years, I have tried my best to adhere to these as I can.
Now almost 15 plus years later, I am no longer on oral contraceptives. But still from time-to-time, I will be affected by migraines.
Take for instance the given morning I described when I first opened this article.
It was a normal fall Sunday morning. Whereas in my younger days, I only had to worry about myself. This recent Sunday, I would be needed to not only parent my two daughters all day, but also attend my older daughter’s outdoor soccer game, and enjoy some more outdoor fall family fun, too.
Therefore, I knew I needed fast relief.
But what would I need to do in order to be able to fight this migraine at the source and function for the day’s activities ahead?
Read on for my five migraine busting tips now…
1. Ice packs can be a godsend.
When I feel a migraine coming on, one of my go-to tricks is to apply an ice pack over my eyes while I lay or sit down with my eyes closed. See the cold from the ice seems to help soothe, numb and reduce the migraine pain.
2. Eat at normal time intervals.
Being a mom, I have sometimes found that I may miss a meal or even eat later than normal, because I am busy taking care of everyone else. However, if I miss a meal or eat late, the chances that I will find myself with a migraine headache will increase greatly. And if I already am fighting a migraine headache off, I subsequently know that I must eat normal throughout the day in order to help further fight off the ensuing headache.
3. Drink lots of water.
Sticking once again to plain water seems to be advantageous when dealing with migraine headaches.
4. Massage therapy can do a world of good.
The actual trigger(s) for a migraine sometimes might not be completely clearcut. However, one way to break up a migraine is by getting a neck massage. While I happen to go to a chiropractor, where he has a massage therapist on the premises, not everyone may have access to this. Still, if someone in your own home can try to massage your neck muscles while you lay face down, this can help loosen some of the tension that may be causing some of the migraine pressure, you are experiencing. I have found that even when I can’t get to a professional for this, my own husband can help alleviate some of the pain from just working on my neck for 5 – 10 minutes.
5. Excedrin® Migraine can save the day.
Let’s face it, all of the above have helped me. But I have actually found for the worst of my headaches, I need to take Excedrin® products, such as Excedrin® Migraine or Excedrin® Tension Headache for them.
Because Excedrin® Migraine especially actually starts to relieve migraine pain in 30 minutes.
Thankfully, I recently found Excedrin® products in the “Pain Relief” aisle and purchased both Excedrin® Migraine and Excedrin® Tension Headache during a recent Walmart shopping trip.
So, when my migraine headache demands a migraine headache solution, I have truly found Excedrin® Migraine to be a fast migraine headache relief for me.
As for that recent Sunday morning, I am happy to report that I was able to rid myself of that nasty migraine headache thanks in part to Excedrin® Migraine.
I was also even able to attend my daughter’s soccer game to watch my daughter excitedly play and her team even win the game that day.
An added plus, we also had some much needed fall fun on that day, too.
So all’s well that ended well.
By the way, if you also think you may be suffering from migraines I suggest that you consult your doctor first and foremost. But once diagnosed, I am hopeful that many of my above tips and tricks should be a help to you in being able to deal with these migraines, as well as to enjoy those special moments in your life.
Do you suffer from migraine headaches?
Do you use Excedrin® Migraine for them?