Oh yeah, the migraines season has officially begun. The constant change of the air pressure, the heat and the storms, it is crazy. If you are a migraine sufferer like me, you need to continue reading this post.
Many people have headaches during the spring, summer and early autumn season. No wonder, with the weather. Especially that our climate is changing from year to year – it becomes warmer and our bodies are not used to it, at all. If you are reading this article you probably have the same problem. Now, what is so different in a migraine? Does it differ from a “regular” headache? The answer is: YES!!! It is very different. A headache can be more or less easily fought with a pain killer and some sleep (for some people even a cup of coffee helps – so envious). Migraine is more complex. The symptoms at the beginning might look like a headache but this is pain that is difficult to fight (and to describe to be honest). Everyone who experiences migraines has many symptoms. I have nausea and my eyes hurt when I look at the light. Not to mention, that my migraines last for few days 😉 It’s impossible to function during that time.
Ok, I believe I scared you enough, now is the time to give you some tips how to avoid migranes and what to do when they happen.
Before a migrane
- Remember to keep hydrated. Drink at least 1,5 litres of water a day. When it is hot outside or you are doing some exercises drink some more. The best way to keep track of you water intake is to have a big bottle of water close o you. That way you will know how much did you drink throughout the day
- When you drink coffee, remember to take some magnesium. It would be best to each food which is rich in magnesium. You can also drink some supplements.
- Do not overheat the room where you sleep. It needs to be full of fresh air and a comfortable temperature (18 degrees Celsius). Even if it is too cool for you at first – trust me, you will get used to that temperature. Remember, that it is better to have a thick duvet than to wake up with a migraine.
When the migraine kicks off
- Stay in bed if possible. Stay in a dark room – close the blinds etc. to give your eyes a break for a bit. If you have to go out try to wear shades to protect your eyes (a hat would be a good idea if the sun is shining strongly)
- Drink a lot of water during the day. Do not forget that step even if you feel sick (actually, especially if you feel sick)
- Take pain killers which are designed to fight migraines. Paracetamol with codeine and caffeine is (in my humble opinion) the best cure.
To be honest, those tips are also helpful if you suffer from headaches – not exactly migraines. So, feel free to follow them as well.
I really hope that I have helped you with this article at least a little bit. Living with migraines is not easy but it can be controlled (at least in some extend).
Stay healthy and painless and let me know in case of any questions you may have regarding this or any other topic.