Migraine relief

on Dec 18, 2011 @ 06:02 pm

Every couple of weeks I get really bad migraines. I try to do the natural route and drink a lot of water, get rest, wash my hair etc when I get them, but sometimes it doesn't seem to help. Just wondering if any ladies have any natural things they do to get rid of their headaches or better yet migraines without popping any pills.

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Apparently.. on Dec 18, 2011 @ 06:13 pm

Frequent migraines can sometimes be a symptom of lack of vitamin B series or other types in the diet. And I'll be honest since I started taking b12 each day (due to a blood deficiency my Doc told me to go on) I rarely get them anymore. And if i do it's usual sinus crap i can treat.

Good to know on Dec 18, 2011 @ 06:17 pm

Good to know! I need to get back into the routine of taking vitamins.Thanks for the advice!

:migraines suck.. on Dec 18, 2011 @ 06:32 pm

No problemo! Love helping out and I know how awful migraines can be. :)

Candles on Dec 19, 2011 @ 09:19 am

Okay, so I'm usually quite sensitive to smell, and strong smells when I have a headache usually make it totally worse for me.

I get headaches frequently, and have all my life. My mom recently bought me candles from a store in South Carolina when she was on vacation. They are soy candles, and each has a specific scent to accomodate something. For example, she bought me one for headaches, and one for anti-stress.

I kind of laughed thinking there was no way that a smell of a candle would help my headache, especially since scents normally make it worse. These babies definately worked!

The bonus, since they are soy candles, when they burn, you can use the wax as lotion! Its pretty great!

I'm going to search the web and see if I can find them online so you guys can take a look!

Link on Dec 19, 2011 @ 09:21 am

I found the website.

I'm not sure if they ship to Canada, I didn't have enough time to check at the moment, so I'll check again later, or you can see for yourselves:


You can.... on Dec 19, 2011 @ 01:41 pm

....chart them .... they're often related to food and/or hormone induced.
Once you chart them over a few months check to see what you were eating before you got them and/or how close they were to when you got your period.....usually people find that having a headache diary is helpful and can combat how you deal with headaches and even prevent them (if they're food enduced).

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barometric headaches on Dec 19, 2011 @ 01:50 pm

I have been suffering migraines, dizziness, and naseau this year with all the hot weather during fall/winter months. I have been ensuring to take my allergy medicine every morning to relieve sinus pressure but a nurse told me to look into baromateric headaches symptoms and remedies. symptoms are similar to how i feel so i have been trying to apply remedies suggested to my daily routine.

hope that helps! see a doctor :)

I feel your pain on Dec 19, 2011 @ 02:55 pm

I get them all the time - there are certain triggers that get mine going
- strong perfumes
- air pressure (like when it's going to rain)
- going too long without eating
Unsure if your triggers are the same as mine, but what seems to help is doing what I can to prevent them. Once you find out what your triggers are (if there are any), maybe you can limit the frequency of them.
Once I have them though, I find putting ice (wrapped in a towel) at the back of my neck helpful. The ice helps to dialate the reduce constriction of the nerves. Massages also work to reduce the muscle tension in the neck often a cause of migraines. Massages can be done once the migraine starts, or try making a habit of getting them done...especially in the cervical/upper thoracic regions (neck and upper back)

Hope that helps

Thanks on Dec 21, 2011 @ 04:12 pm

Thanks for all the great tips. I am in the midst of trying to figure out what is causing them. Thanks @
adeptbrunette for the idea about the candles. I'm going to try to see if I can get my hands on some!

Oh also.... on Dec 22, 2011 @ 03:00 pm


Using hot and cold to assist dilating blood vessels.

Put your feet in a hot hot hot hot hottttt (the hottest you can stand) bucket of water and then use an ice cold compress on your neck and forehead.

The blood vessels in your feet will dilate and move all the blood to your feet and the blood vessels in your head and neck will constrict preventing blood rushing to your head.

This helps with headache management.


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