1. Electric feel
This treatment is one of the most exciting developments on the migraine department because it interrupts and modifies the brain circuits responsible for causing migraine pain.
The amount of electricity that the brain is receiving is a small current of two milliamps that are enough to release painkillers that have similar properties to opiates such as morphine.
2. Stop acting like a goat
The habit of chewing gum produces stress in the place where the jaw meets the skull, which may aggravate or even produce migraine. A recent survey found that 84% of high school students suffer from recurring headaches.
A study from Tel Aviv University’s Meir Medical Center recruited adolescents with chronic headaches who said they chewed gum daily.
All they had to do was stop chewing gum and don’t use other therapies for their headaches. 87% of the teenagers reported a significant improvement².
3. Pay attention to your allergies
Medical research has shown that there’s a link between migraine and allergies. The studies show that rhinitis is common in people who suffer from migraine and that migraine patients with allergic and nonallergic rhinitis triggers have more frequent and disabling headaches¹.
It seems that the inflammatory substances that are released when you have allergy, activate a specific nerve that boosts migraine pain.
So, pay attention to your allergies and treat them with antihistamines or allergy shots to mend any migraine symptom that may go along with your allergy.
4. Keep a writing record of possible migraine boosters
Taking note of every time a migraine appears can help you figure out the possible triggers. Write down things like what you were doing when the migraine started or what you ate or drank the hours before.
Some potential boosters for migraine are: cigarette smoke, a bad night of sleep, caffeine, bright light or hormonal changes.
If you discover a pattern you can prevent some of the things that trigger your head to explode.
5. Kill the pain
It is important that you know which painkiller helps you with your migraine. Not every painkiller in the market is going to work because migraines affects every body in a different and particular way.
Don’t consume painkillers that contain caffeine, instead look for the ones containing barbiturates or narcotics.
Paracetamol, for example, works really well for many migraine attacks, but don’t overuse them because they can cause rebound headaches.
6. Be preventive
You know your body and you know your aches. Take advantage of that and take preemptive drugs that will make your migraines less severe and up to 80% less frequent.
Some of the medicines you can take may be created to treat other illnesses but are found to treat migraines too.
Antiseizure or beta-blockers work because they have the ability to relax blood vessels and lowering the nervous system’s response to pain.
7. Pay attention to the weather
Most people that suffer from migraine are sensitive to weather changes and temperature and even lightning are suspected of influencing migraines due to the electromagnetic wave that they produce.
8. Don’t skip breakfast
The changes you’ll get a horrible migraine attack are the double if you skip your breakfast.
Eating a well balanced, fruit-filled breakfast will prevent you from a blood sugar trip and from activating the hypothalamus, the brain region that controls the drive to eat.
This area of the brain seems to be associated with migraine attacks.
9. Omegalize yourself
If you want to decrease your changes of suffering a surprise migraine, you should try eating a lot of oat meal, tuna, nuts, chickpeas or olive oil.
These food are rich in omega-3 that turns into pain blockers in the nervous system.