How Do You Treat Your Migraine?

migraineEverybody has had a headache at some point in their life. That throbbing non stop feeling of discomfort which usually can be fixed by using over the counter pain killers. Give it about 25 minutes for them to kick in and you’re back to business! I’m sure the migraine sufferers out there would take a headache over a migraine anyday!

Migraines are a whole different ball game. From the beginning symptoms of your migraine to the end, it’s nothing anyone brags about. The drowsy fog of fatigue, your eyelids take on the weight of an oil tanker, then the pain begins to spread from your eyebrow area to the one side of your head as it makes its way to the back. Then if the pain weren’t bad enough, you may experience the worst case of nausea as you rush to the restroom and spill your guts out. After that happens, you can kiss the rest of your day goodbye and head for your bed.

Migraines affect more than 29 million Americans and are more common among women than men. According to the Office of Women’s Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, most sufferers are between the ages of 15 and 55, have a family history of migraines or disabling headaches, and often have such symptoms as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound.

You will reach a point where you are willing to try almost everything to help cure your migraines. Some people have tried Yoga, Acupuncture, Medicinal Marijuana, drastic diet changes, avoiding stress. But let’s face it, everyone is different, everyone has different symptoms and everyone have these migraines for different reasons. When all is said and done, I truly believe that there isn’t one set cure for migraine sufferers. What may work for one individual may not work for another and vice versa. Some people just accept the fact that they are stuck with this “disease” and will settle for the prescription meds and move on. But the bottom line is, do what you think is best and what works for you and your situation.