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10 Effective Tips For Instant Migraine Relief!

By Dr. Nikita Toshi +2 more

Felt that avalanche of an excruciating headache that seizes you when you least expect it? When you want to destroy all sources of light and sound that make it a thousand times worse and all you crave for is a dark, quiet room where you can go and lie down?  

Then you are just one of the ten crore people suffering from a migraine in India!  

Well, the least we can do to ease your troubles is bring these five tips from our experts to help reduce your migraine pain:


1) Drink plenty of water

Like some other physical disorders, migraines too can be triggered as a result of dehydration. So a simple but effective way of reducing or preventing a migraine attack is to drink a lot of water. It washes a headache away!

2) Maintain a headache diary

Make a note of every time that you have a headache. Try to figure out if there is any pattern that follows or if any particular factor triggers off a migraine. Some common triggers include – lack of sleep, stress, certain odors, menstrual cycle, etc. If you can put your finger on what triggers your migraine, you can prevent it.  
A headache diary also helps doctors while prescribing medicines for your headache.

3) Vitamin B2 supplements

Studies show that patients who take 400mg of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) daily report l pain after three months. Increase the intake of riboflavin in your diet or take supplements regularly to reduce the chance of getting a headache that might turn into a migraine.

4) Mild anti-depressants  

Some migraine pains are caused due to the imbalance of the level of serotonin in the body. That is what most antidepressants control. Hence a mild antidepressant can help relieve a migraine attack. Consult a doctor before consuming any medicines for your migraine as they might have a severe impact on your health.

5) Anti Inflammatory pills

Most women suffer from migraine attacks just before or during their menstrual cycle when the level of estrogen drops down. This can be reduced by taking anti-inflammatory medication a couple of days before the menstrual cycle begins.

Also, maintaining a stress-free lifestyle, a healthy diet, a regular exercise routine, and a proper sleep cycle goes a long way in preventing migraine attacks.

Also Read: Thunderclap Headache: Causes, Symptoms, and Research-Based Solutions

6) Acupressure

Acupressure involves the application of pressure to specific parts of the body. Stimulating specific points of the body in this way is believed to release muscle tension and alleviate pain. One popular pressure point is the LI-4 point in the space between the base of the left thumb and pointer finger. Applying firm but not painful circular pressure to the LI-4 point, using the opposite hand for 5 minutes, may relieve headache pain.

Adding to blog sleeping in a Dark, quiet room also helps. Biofeedback therapy by trained psychologist can help.

Dr. M.G. Kartheeka, MBBS, MD

Also Read: Are Migraines Hereditary? A Closer Look At The Research And Facts

7) Diet changes

There are some kinds of foods that may trigger migraine-like processed foods, red wine, alcohol, chocolate and caffeinated beverages. Changing diet or eating patterns to avoid triggers may help to prevent migraine attacks in the future.

8) Essential oils

Essential oils are often used as natural remedies or as an antimicrobial in homemade cleaning products. Lavender is an essential oil often recommended as a remedy for stress, anxiety, and headaches. Another small study published in European Neurology found that lavender oil inhalation helped reduce the severity of migraine headaches in some people.

Prolonged and untreated attacks of migraine may lead to cardiovascular diseases and stroke in the long term. Do consult a physician regularly and as needed for appropriate management of migraine.

Dr. Ashish Bajaj, M.B.B.S., M.D.

9) Yoga

Yoga is thought to help improve blood flow and reduce muscle tension, which can help relieve symptoms for people who get migraines. Some recent studies have shown that conventional migraine treatment can be done with the help of regular yoga practice.

10) Herbal supplements

Butterbur and feverfew are two herbal supplements that may be helpful in reducing migraine pain and frequency. A daily dose of 150 milligrams (mg) of butterbur was effective in lowering migraine frequency when taken for about 3 months, according to a study conducted by the American Migraine Foundation.

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