6 Tips To Recover From Migraine Pain

If you are looking for a migraine pain first aid, here are 6 tips that will help you in warding off the pain.

Tanya Srivastava
Written by: Tanya SrivastavaUpdated at: May 02, 2022 18:25 IST
6 Tips To Recover From Migraine Pain

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When a migraine attack kicks in, all one would want is immediate relief. As some depend on medications, the other cannot see a way out at all. Migrane refers to the headache that can causes severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation. It usually happens on either side of the head and is often times accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. 

Medications can help prevent some migraine attacks to make them less painful. However, with the right medicines its is vital to combine it with self-help remedies and lifestyle changes. 

Symptoms Of Migraine

Migraines leave no age barriers and can affect children, teenagers as well as adults. It escalates through four stages: prodrome, aura, attack and post-drome. Albeit, not everyone who has migraines goes through all the four stages. The common symptoms of migraine are:

  • Vision loss
  • Pain that throbs or pulses
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Pins and needles sensations 
  • Fluid retention

Causes Of Migraine

  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Stress
  • Sensory stimuli
  • Excessive drinks and/or smoking

Tips To Recover From Migraine Pain

1. Rest in a Quiet Room

Many people who suffer from migraine pain and attacks report sensitivity to light and sound, which makes the headaches worse. Exposure to light activates the ipRGC cells, the pain-transmitting cells, and the cells remain activated for several minutes. It is belived that this mechanism could be the reason headache pain gets worse in the light and improves after being in the dark. So, if and when you feel the pain next, go to a room that’s dark and quiet, and try to may be sleep.

2. Massage 

Massages are the best way to relieve any sort of pain. When it comes to the brutality of migraine pain, massaging the temples and around the affected area work wonders. Massaging is one of the go to pain management techniques when it come to migraine pain and attacks.

3. Warm or Cold Compress Your Head

Put a warm or cold compress around your forehead or the back of your neck. Cold would give a numbing effect where as warmth will help relax the tensed muscles. To protect your skin cover the compress with a cloth.

4. Hydrate More Often

With the current heatwave, migraine pain and attacks are more likely. In order to beat that heat, make sure that you hydrate yourself more than usual. Dehydration triggers headache. If you face difficulties in drinking water, it is suggested to have juices and flavored drinks to keep at par. You can also try putting a slice or two of lemon in your water to add a refreshing taste. 

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5. Try Meditating

Meditation is the best therapy, it relaxes not only your mind but also entire body. Meditating is a mindful activity that rests the brain. It is also believed that meditation can change a person’s ability to respond to stress and help in the management of the severe migraine pain which in turn also improves the quality of life and beats depression as well.

6. Exercise

Physical exertion is the best way to keep migraine pains at bay. Exercising between migraine attacks helps in reducing the count of the attacks. It also aids in warding off stress that and eases the mind. Exercising also stimulates the release of feel-good hormones that in turn keeps the pain aside.

Since the immediate cure to ease migraine pain is still not understood, it is advised to keep the prescribed medicines handy for just in case. Try these at home and easy to do tips to ward off the pain. However, it is not stringent that these tips work for all sorts of migraine pain but you can always give these harmless ways a try.