Oh, My Aching Head! 6 Tips To Stop Migraines

When you feel a migraine starting, you need effective relief and you need it fast. The signs of an impending migraine might include:

  • Changes in mental state such as agitation or confusion
  • Excessive thirst
  • Diarrhea
  • Visual disturbances

Here are 6 Tips you can Use to Help Curb Your Migraine:

  1. Caffeine
    Some caffeine consumption can restrict the blood vessels and take away that throbbing pain. Be careful -caffeine can trigger some headaches.
  2. Cold and/or Hot Compresses
    There is no scientific evidence proving the effectiveness of this remedy, but many migraine sufferers swear by it. Try a washcloth soaked in warm water for relief and if this doesn’t do the trick switch to cold. Also, try alternating hot-to-cold for relief.
  3. Butterbur
    This herbal remedy can be used to prevent and treat migraines. Butterbur has been shown to reduce inflammation and relieve spasms. The recommended dosage is 100 milligrams every three hours. This herb is toxic in all forms except for the processed supplement, which has been safe and can be purchased online.
  4. Magnesium 
    Many people with recurrent migraines have been found to be lacking the recommended levels of magnesium. Doses of 200 milligrams are considered safe but may be extended up to 600 milligrams. This is a great way to both prevent and treat migraines. Some people have problems absorbing magnesium, which can lead to diarrhea. It’s recommended to start with a low dosage to check your response, then increase as needed.
  5. Vitamin B2, Also Known as Riboflavin
    Found in foods such as green vegetable, milk and some meats, riboflavin has been shown by researchers to be helpful in the prevention of migraines. It promotes energy and this stimulation may help curb the pain. The only known side effect is darker urine, in which case, dosages can be adjusted
  6. Stay Hydrated
    Some migraines are triggered by dehydration. If you regularly get headaches or migraines, be sure to drink adequate amounts of filtered water, herbal tea, juice, milk or other healthy beverages.

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