If you follow me or my blog on social media, you may have seen me talk about migraines and how I am a chronic sufferer. I have previously written a post before called Living With Chronic Migraines where I shared what my daily life feels like and how it affects me.
I wanted to share this post to talk about how I deal with a migraine attack and what things help me get through them; they may seem like small little things to do, but this is what can help me. On average one migraine attack can last a minimum of 3 days and can vary from a forehead, head and neck pain as well as pain behind the eyes, the feeling of nausea or vomiting plus body aches and pains. The struggle to get up and about can be really hard and really effect my mental health.
The 8 things I do to help me get through a migraine attack are –
For at 24-48 hours after the initial migraine attack, I make sure to continue doing all of the above to ensure that when a migraine hits I’m half way there in helping myself.
To ensure I keep on top of it, I daily –
For more on what self care practices I use, here is a post I have written previously.
*Just a little disclaimer, I am not an expert, this is all from my own experience. If you are concerned and need support make an appointment to see your GP, they are there to help and to listen to you. Migraines may be an invisible illness but it is still an illness and can be debilitating for many of us that suffer. Be kind and supportive if you know someone who is a sufferer, because we can feel very alone.
If you are a migraine sufferer and struggling or need someone to talk to, my inbox is always open, so feel free to contact me by email or reach out on social media.
I hope this post helps someone out there that may be finding their migraines difficult to live with, I want to help raise awareness because I know first hand how hard living with migraines can be.