Are you a migraine sufferer? Click & Tweet! If you’ve clicked on this link, you probably are. I hope I can help!
I have been a migraine sufferer for about 30 years now. They occur almost weekly. Raising 5 kids for nearly 20 years and homeschooling for 16 means life doesn’t just slow down because my head hurts. Finding relief has been an ongoing project! I have found, over the years, a few ways to manage migraine pain. Notice I did not say “get rid of” the pain, although that does happen sometimes, too.
Both of my teenage daughters experience migraines, but they are usually caused by and relieved by different things than mine.
Hydration and Vitamin C
Dehydration is a common cause of headaches, and is easy to fix. Click & Tweet! DRINK MORE WATER. It’s amazing how easy it is to become dehydrated, and how it affects the entire body. I’ve also had good results with high doses of Vitamin C during a migraine, especially if I catch it early. I like to use EmergenC, one packet every hour for 3-4 hours.
Update: I have discovered that the combination of ibuprofen softgels and EmergenC can actually take away the headache completely, in about an hour. It’s worked successfully several times in a row, so I thought it was worth sharing with you. I don’t know the science behind it, but I love it when the pain disappears completely!
Now, this is not scientific, but I’ve had other migraine sufferers confirm this method! It may depend on what triggered the headache, but sometimes a combination of processed cheese snacks (like Cheez-Its or Doritos), a caffeinated soda (Dr Pepper, of course!) and some chocolate will make a huge difference. It’s not healthy, but neither is excess use of pain medicine; if you’ve ever suffered a migraine, you aren’t typically worried about anything but pain relief.
Allergies and Essential Oils
Hi! I’m Nicki! Welcome to my blog! A little about me? I’m a 9th generation Texan living on a nine-acre homestead in North Texas with my husband and five children. I write about homeschooling, history, freedom, my faith, homesteading, reading, and quilting. If you want faith-based encouragement, be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and subscribe to my blog!