If you have been a regular reader here, you would already know that I suffer from mild migraines and I have tried almost everything to overcome them and prevent them. With a good diet, I had been able to successfully ward them off in the last month of December but, unfortunately, I have had the first bout of mild headache this year.
In fact I have had two bouts already but these steps worked only once. These were helpful when I had a throbbing sensation in the head indicating the impending migraine but not when I woke up with a headache in the morning. So, why do you wake up with a headache is a separate topic for discussion.
Anyways, so let us start with the impending migraine scenario. So, whether you feel like eating or not, eat a proper balanced diet and make sure it consists of proteins and fibre, both!! Also, drinks lots and lots of water. Many times, a headache can be due to dehydration. Do check out other reasons for headaches.
Well, I do not really advocate medicines at all times but headaches are an exception. I do not think twice while taking it. But, if you belong to the category of waiting it out, I would suggest using a headache balm or lavender or peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil. Eucalyptus works wonderfully for me!!
And, then, follow with taking steam for 10-15 minutes. Your headache can be due to sinusitis congestion and muscle tension. Steam relieves the congestion and tension, both. And, relaxes you a bit.
Another very funny method to relief from impending headache is to visit the washroom. Yup, drinking excess water will help you eliminate toxins from your system. Also, a good bowel movement this time would help you relieve the constipation, in case your headache is due to that reason.
Also, one of the easier ways is vomiting. Generally my migraines are accompanied by nausea. And, vomiting cleanses the entire system relieving you of nausea and gradually from headache.
And, the final step is to lie down in a quiet dark room. Even if you are not feeling sleepy, a nice doze will help you relax.
So, these are the 5 steps to get rid of an impending migraine. But, I would again say this that these steps help only in some cases of headaches. To combat all sorts of headaches, we have to first diagnose what type of a headache is it and what is the cause.
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