Seeing as I suffer from migraines and have for years and recently figured out my triggers and how to track mine. I wanted to be able to share it if anyone needed it.
I have shared about “cooling pads”. I use these more than pain killers and they help incredibly so. They have a cooling touch, and also have something in them, it says drug free but it’s a tingly sensation that works and feels amazing as well as soothing. This also helps for pressure headaches for the weather and storms. There are two kinds. Children and the Adult. They both work well Adult is better but sometimes they are behind the counter because they don’t sell as well. Both at Wal-Mart and less than $3.00.
As I mentioned the Adult cooling patch helps slightly more than the kid patch. It’s stronger and seems to be a little colder to me.
Adult Cooling Patch
They can be great for smaller headaches or if you’re saving the adult ones for the major migraines or so.
Kids Cooling Patch
While trying to figure something to help without taking pain medicine I read that Lavender helps so I tried lavender candles. They help so much, where I can light a candle and within a hour or two the pain is lessened or almost gone. Works with normal and pressure headaches as well. I always have one on hand and when it’s even close to half used I go buy another. It’s become so helpful and a huge part of me staying off of pain pills. I even have lotion that is lavender to help for when I’m sleeping. When something works, stick with it.
Also trying to figure out of it’s diet related or not. For some it is and some it’s not. Here is the list of the major triggers. I was told to take each out for about 2 weeks then introduce it back in. IF the headaches come back then it’s the food. if there wasn’t any issue without it. Now I’m not a Doctor so don’t hold me to it nor think that I’m a professional so please ask a Doctor first.
Another tool is an headache log. Keep track of when, what happened..either weather, dusting or anything like that. If you took pain med.s and what kind as well anything else that you think you need to note. That way if you are trying to figure it out you are able to.
What I log? I log how bad, medicine or not, pressure in the air, weather, and if I dusted or not. I get headaches every time I dust. Update: I no longer get them but I did at one time.
Dealing with the allergy part of the migraines what helps me. . .
I dust about every week or every other week, I am constantly washing blankets when in season and used, staying on top of water filters, took brushes, using bathroom vents, and bathroom mats (I’m allergic to mold), washing the curtains more than once a year (once a season), and I dust the blinds about 4 times a year (10 windows and huge ones..I hate this part). Another huge helpful part is having the right vacuum. Having one that is meant for allergy does help and has better suction.
They are expensive and sometimes can be shocking when you look at them but recently we were able to get this one. I can tell a huge difference and I’ve vacuumed within a week of the whole house and still get the container half full in just one week.
Dyson Animal and Allergy
Hope this helps! I have more that helps me so I may be adding more that helps me as I go.
As Always sharing is caring! Please share to help those that suffer from migraines as well!