What do you take that helps? What do you do that helps?
For me I usually take a hot shower, then put some tiger balm on my forehead, use a cool wash cloth on my neck and then take medication if it gets really bad...
So what do you guys do? I'm willing to try anything to see if I can have something new that would work. So what do you guys use?
Fill semi stretchy, soft, cloth sleeves with flax, rice, lentils. What ever is small but retains the cold yet feels comfortable on your skin. Make at least two. One to cover your eyes, forehead and drape just past your temples. The other one a bit larger to use on the back of your neck. Keep them
In the freezer until needed. I also place a store purchased, microwavable warm pack, large enough to drape over my ankles. The threesome has seen me through many a horrible migraine and I have extras in the freezer in case I need to stay down longer. My adult son and daughter swear by them as well. I hope this helps many who find the ice too hard and painful. 💜🌼
Ice, ice, ice. I have a freezer door and more full of ice packs, some soft, some the type you use in coolers and lunch bags. Get nice medium sized rectangular ones with flat sides. Don't buy specialized medical ones, just get the cheap ones at supermarkets or places like CVS. With a real bad headache I make a sandwich out of my head-one ice pack below, one above as I lay down. Wrap a paper towel around each pack. Nothing works like it. They last a long time, the soft packs don't last long.
I use ice packs a lot they do help put them over your eyes is the best way for me. I have to have total silence, cold dark room and usually a pain med to just ease up mine but someone suggested ice pack started using them with the other method and it helps me. I would suggest Ice pack if nothing else has helped i put my over my eyes it seems to draw the pressure out of my head
A physical therapist once told me to rub an ice cube on the web between your thumb and first finger for as long as you can stand it. You have to keep the ice moving so that you don't damage your skin. The thought behind it is that this is a spot that the acupuncturist needle for migraine pain. It didn't help me, but it's worth a try. I have found that ice on the back of my neck usually gives me the best relief. My favorite trick is not for everyone... I have an antique claw foot bathtub with a curled edge, I fill the tub with hot water add lavender and sandalwood essential oils and soak with my neck resting on the edge of the tub. The water is hot and the edge of the tub is cool and it feels great. I suppose you could do something similar with a regular tub and an ice pack.
If you try ether of these let me know if they help.
I tell you, the ice is so great. Today I woke up 4 am with a 9 or 10 out of 10 migraine, took Imitrex and Excedrin, put hard ice packs on both sides of head, fell asleep for an hour, woke up, still not good, then fell asleep for another hour and it was gone. I do believe that the ice shrinks the blood vessels. It's believed that migraines are caused by dilation (expansion) of cranial blood vessels,, so the ice probably shrinks them. Works for me. Someone should invent an ice helmet. Use the cooler packs at least one inch thick, not the wimpy soft cold packs. Use a sheet of paper towel in between to prevent frostbite.