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What Can I Do to Relieve my Migraine Headaches?

What Is a Migraine?

A migraine is a strong headache that often comes with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. It can last hours or days.

Migraine Symptoms

Migraines are different in everyone. In many people, they happen in stages. These stages may include:


Hours or days before a headache, about 60% of people who have migraines notice symptoms like:

  • Being sensitive to light, sound, or smell
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings or lack of appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Severe thirst
  • Bloating
  • Constipation or diarrhea


These symptoms stem from your nervous system and often involve your vision. They usually start gradually, over a 5- to 20-minute period, and last less than an hour. You may:

  • See black dots, wavy lines, flashes of light, or things that aren’t there (hallucinations)
  • Have tunnel vision
  • Not be able to see at all
  • Have tingling or numbness on one side of your body
  • Not be able to speak clearly
  • Have a heavy feeling in your arms and legs
  • Have ringing in your ears
  • Notice changes in smell, taste, or touch


What can i do to relieve the migraine headaches?

My migraine headaches hurts so bad, the medications i took are not helping at all. Is there something i could do to relieve the migraine headaches.

There are maybe a lot of answers for this query. But I think the best solution is:

Answer by stevepitt2
Avoid migraine activates –

Migraine attacks may be triggered by:

Allergic reactions
brilliant lights, loud noises, plus certain odors or perfumes
Physical or emotional stress
Changes in sleep patterns
Smoking or exposure to smoke
Skipping meals
Menstrual cycle fluctuations, birth control pills, body hormone fluctuations during the menopause transition
Tension headaches
Foods that contains tyramine (red wine, older cheese, smoked fish, poultry livers, figs, and some beans), monosodium glutamate (MSG) or even nitrates (like bacon, very hot dogs, and salami)
some other foods such as chocolate, nut products, peanut butter, avocado, clown, citrus, onions, dairy products, plus fermented or pickled food items.

Fioricet for Migraine

Add your own answer in the comments!


  1. kwolch

    Migraine headaches can be the worst if not addressed immedeatly. Here are a couple of helpful hints, that I hope you find useful: 1) Immedeatly focus on relaxing… running the thoughts of stress or fear in your brain will not assist in this, the easiest way is 3 deep breaths, each one a little deeper than before, we also don’t want you to pass out! 2) close your eyes and start to visualize! Imagine you have a small camera inside of your own head and begin to inspect that area that is causing you the most amount of discomfort, what shape is it, what colour do you see, is it smooth or jagged along the edges, and as you notice the particulars of this discomfort, then start to take a look at a part of your head/ brain that feels perfectly fine. Migraines very rarely effect or occupy the entire head so there is usually a part if the head/brain that does feel “normal” as you notice the same qualities about that part of your head you can now begin to become creative in making the “two area” the same… preferabbly the area of discomfort the same as the part that feels normal!

    Be Well


  2. geoffhinz

    More information needed. What medications have you tried? There are thousands available now (preventative and as-needed)

    Epidrin ( personally works best for me, better than even the triptans. But everyone is different.

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