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I always have my migraine medications wherever I go. Just like the American Express slogan.."Don't leave home without it."
I also include Miclizine (Dramamine) which I take as soon as I sense I have an episode of dizziness coming. I am prone to vertigo so I don't take any chances. I also try not to suddenly move my head to the left when turning as I noticed that sometimes I get vertigo with that movement.
My advice when traveling is, as soon as you have an aura or even just a little, tiny feeling of a headache coming, migraine or not, immediately address it before the headache will take control.
Have fun traveling. My family will be flying to Cancun in 2 weeks. Hope my migraine will stay in California and I enjoy my trip, migraine-free.
Headed for Italy in March and terrified of the plane trip. But I have my tool kit two extra days to recover and am grateful for the advice on the migraine x earplugs. Just ordered some! I'm not giving up on life because of my head!
Ok so jamaica will be fun. Look up the migraine x earplugs. They also make an airplanex one too. At first i hated them. But they do help with my migraine pressure pain. They are a bit uncomfortable so i will just put one in the ear where my migraines show up. But its almost immediate relief for me. And once you get there you get to relax and enjoy jamaica! Have a fabulous trip.
Thank you so much for your reply. I was worried about how the cabin pressure would affect my head pressure. My problem is that I do not know what triggered it. It has happened once before years ago but apparently, when they happen they tend to linger. I agree that whatever this is, I am not letting it stop me from enjoying life. I have a 90 minute flight to Dallas and then 3 hours to Jamaica. I will do all the things you suggested.
How long is the flight? I have gotten a migraine on a flight. I choose the right window seat. Because thats the side of my migraine and i can always put preassure on the pain. I also make sure i have my migraine kit. And am very careful with what i put in my body a couple days before. I remember the worst, i got a migraine aboht 4 hours before a red eye. From eating a family bag of peanut m&ms. This was before you could easily change flights. I couldnt quit vomitting and last minute i decided to head to LAX and catch my flight. I lived close to airport at the time, but it was really a last minute decision. And sunglasses helped the bright lights. I always travel w my refillable water bottle so i can fill it up before i get on plane and i agree an eyemask and earphones with meditation music really helps. Flight attendants have been very nice and comforting the few times i got one on a plane. Im nervous about my 10 hour travel to hawaii flight in october. But i dont want to miss out in life and worst case scenerio, my migraine bag comes out. I also have migraine x earplugs which i keep in my freezer but they travel with me as well. Just plan for the worst and be prepared and i am sure everything will be fine. I used to fear traveling and making any plans. But cant live like that anymore. Too many great things out there. And i always have to stay in a hotel. I need my space. But everyone i travel with is very understanding. Fun trip planned? Try not to worry and just enjoy!
Thank you! My doctor said to take a sedative an hour before the flight but they get delayed so often.
Yes for me it's better than a long car ride with the sun.
Take a sleep mask and headphones to listen to, for me classical music is relaxing.
I also pay the extra, it's not much, for the disability. You get through security faster and don't have to wait in a line. I even use the wheelchair because standing and walking that long is bad for me and besides uptick in migraine I might faint.
I have a disability card but they have never asked for it.
It still gets bad for me with all that so I can't go alone but like I said, better and faster than a car ride with the sun.