Woke Up From a Nap With a Migraine
January 13, 2018 1:49am CST
Earlier I laid down for a bit after coming home from my outing with my mom and sister. I ended up falling asleep for a couple hours, and when I woke up I could feel a migraine coming on. It has now blossomed into a full-blown migraine. Looks like I need to go lay down again.
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• United States
@infatuatedbby I'm glad your minor one went away. Sometimes eating dark chocolate helps me, but not always. Drinking caffeine used to help too, but I can't drink it anymore (even though I know dark chocolate has caffeine in it; soda and coffee causes me to have heart palpitations, which sucks!) Water helps too. Thanks. :) Hope the migraines stay away for both of us!
• Marion, Kansas
Oh, I hope you do not get these often. I never was diagnosed with migraines but I used to get what I called "master blaster" headaches a few times a year. I would try caffeine, and sinus medicine and all kinds of things. Eventually I would sleep. I found that if I increased the magnesium in my diet I did not get them. Chocolate has magnesium. So do leafy greens, and gatorade. I take magnesium with my calcium because they need each other to work. Someone else reminded you to drink lots of water and that is also a good measure. My herbal instructor says either to put peppermint oil at your temples, base of neck, or basil oil.
• United States
Unfortunately my life has been one migraine after another. I have been getting them since I was two and they are a frequent occurrence. I currently take a low-dose muscle relaxer, which helps some, but does not prevent them entirely. I have tried other meds (anti-seizure medications, which seem to be the standard for treating migraines) and had bad side effects. My neurologist did mention increasing my magnesium intake. I have heard of putting peppermint oil at your temples, but have never tried it. Maybe I will next time a migraine hits. Do you dilute the oil, or just apply it undiluted?