My hard-to-understand migraine is still here. After having slept for complete 8 hours, naps here and there, massage and gulping down Ponstan SF — guess what? My pretty head is still aching. Just imaging hammers and rusty nails.*sigh*
I am suspecting two things:
- I need new glasses, or
- the injectable contraceptive
- Intense throbbing on one side of the head
- Warning symptoms: zig zag lines, flashing lights, facial tingling
- Nausea and vomiting
- Tight band around the skull
- Head pain pulsing in time with the heartbeat
Hmmm…will go and give this home remedies for migraines:
Home Remedies to Migraine
- Naturopathy – A wholefood diet, stress reduction and therapies to relieve the effects of stress would be recommended. Hydrotheraphy may be prescribed in the form of swimming as an easily accessible and stress-relieving exercise, and as a cold compress in the treatment if tension headaches or migraines.
- Vitamins and Minerals – Small, wholefood meals and snacks to eliminate hypoglycaemia as a migraine trigger are recommended. Eliminate processed food containing MSG and nitrate and nitrite commonly found in hot dogs, ham, bacon and salami.
- Herbalism – A cold compress on the forehead using extracts of chamomile, lavender, thyme or basil can help soothe away most headaches.
- Aromatherapy – Bathe the forehead with cool water after adding 2-3 drops of lavender, clary sage or rosemary. Massage using 1 tsp or 5ml of grapeseed oil mixed with 1 drop of lavender, Melissa, basil or juniper oil (camomile oil for severe nervous tension). Inhale cajuput, geranium, lemon grass or oregano in steam or from a burner.
- Medical Treatment – Pain killers such as mefenamic acid or paracetamol are also helpful.
How to Prevent Migraines
- Avoid foods that may trigger migraine.
- Avoid long periods without food. Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) can trigger migraine headaches.
- Minimize stress
Shreeve, Caroline. Home Remedies. Manila: WS Publications, Inc., 2003
Hope this helps!