There are many different forms of migraine, and cluster headaches, although not a migraine, are often likened to migraines. So what are they?
There are lots of medications available for treating migraines, but for whatever reason, whether to supplement over-the-counter or prescribed medications, some migraines sufferers like to use natural treatments or alternative therapies in order to treat their migraines. These are a few of those natural treatments which are often opted for.
Many migraine sufferers say that one of their migraine triggers is changes in the weather, in particular, changes in temperature, humidity and pressure. However, a study which was published in 2004 in ‘Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain’ found that the influence which the weather has upon migraine sufferers may not be as strong as some sufferers believe.
It’s a knotty issue – sleep and migraines. Too little sleep can be a migraine trigger, but on the other hand, too much sleep can also be a migraine trigger. So what should you do to get the sleep you need in order to ward off a migraine attack.
The Eurolight study (or, to give it its full name; the Eurolight study on consultations and utilisation of migraine-specific medications as indicators of adequacy of medical care in Europe) was a cross-sectional questionnaire-based survey which was given to over 9000 participants across ten European countries. It was looking to illustrate the current burden and impact of migraine within Europe. It went on to show just how underfunded and undertreated migraine is.
Migraine sufferers might find a recent release from Johns Hopkins University Press of interest.
When someone you know suffers from migraines, it can be hard to know what you can do to help. You can’t stop their pain, as much as you want to, but you still want to do something to help them if you can.
Hypnosis is considered by some as nothing more than a stage trick, but hypnosis has far more to it than that. Hypnosis has been used since the 1700s as a form of pain management. In fact, it was around in Ancient Egypt in the form of “sleep temples”. Currently, it’s used for a variety of conditions; such as to help manage chemotherapy symptoms in cancer patients, help women through childbirth, and to help manage severe anxiety and PTSD.
Plain water is great, but there are some more unusual drinks that have the added bonus of having a good reputation when it comes to helping relieve a migraine attack. These are a few which you might like to try.
Being pregnant is a huge challenge even of itself, but add migraines into the mix and it’s a whole other ballgame. You want to do the best for your unborn child, but you also need to keep your migraines under control. The big question then is; what migraine treatments and medication can you use safely whilst pregnant?