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Migraine hacks that will help you to control migraine pain

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If you suffer from migraine, the following hacks will help you to control the pain and get relief.

Wear shades

If you are sensitive to light and light makes you wince in pain, you may be one of those people with migraine who also have light sensitivity called photophobia. In some cases you cannot dim the brightness by using curtains or turning off the lights. Then in that case, you can always use sunglasses even indoors to create a bit of darkness for yourself.

Reduce your stress

You can control your migraine problem better if you can reduce your stress. Stress is one of the biggest triggers for migraine pain. If you can stay calm, it’ll help you to reduce stress. It will also help you to reduce your busyness. Find some time to enjoy whatever you like to do. Staying stressed during the workweek and then relaxing on the weekends may not help you, because it can in fact bring on migraine.

Follow a schedule

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If you want to get relief from migraine, you’ll have to be regular. You will need to go to bed and wake up at set times every day. You should also exercise regularly. While taking meals and snacks, try to stick to usual times. Consistency is very important because it will help your body to know what is coming next and that will reduce the possibility of migraine attacks.

Aromatherapy

Some fragrances or smells may help you by reducing headaches. Peppermint may reduce the feeling of pain and lavender may reduce your anxiety. You can use both oils for get a grip on your migraine problem. You can apply the oil directly to your temples or the inside of your wrist. If it is possible, try to find organic essential oils so as to avoid any side-effects.

Take magnesium

Magnesium is a very important mineral that is associated with many functions in the body including blood sugar control and nerve transmission. It is also a safe and effective remedy for headaches. If you are suffering from frequent migraine headaches, it may be because of magnesium deficiency. You can take oral magnesium citrate every day to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.

Drink more water

Inadequate hydration can result in intensifying headache and migraine. Different scientific studies found that chronic dehydration is a common cause of headaches and migraines. You can always get relief from headache by keeping yourself hydrated. Headache symptoms will disappear in most people within 30 minutes to 3 hours of hydration.

Whole foods high in histamine

If you want to get relief from migraine headaches, you will need to avoid foods that are high in histamine. It’s a chemical which is found naturally in the body that plays a role in the digestive, immune and nervous system. It is naturedly available in some of the foods that we consume such as fermented food, aged cheese, wine, smoked fish and cured meats. It can cause migraine in you if you are sensitive to it. If you are getting frequent headaches, it’ll be a good idea to reduce foods containing histamine.

References 1. The Migraine and Headache Program
2. Migraine
3. Headache: Hope Through Research