Â Q. Â How can I relieve myself of migraine headaches?
A. Â Migraines impact approximately 30 million people in the U.S per year. Migraines break out as a vicious and excruciating attack where there is severe pain and is often disabling. Â A perplexing fact with regard to those suffering with migraines is the headache associated with migraines is often misdiagnosed as a sinus or stress headache where ineffective treatment is applied.
Typical warning symptoms of a migraine prior to migraine manifestation: Â Flashes of light, tingly sensation in arms or legs, or seeing blind spots. Â Sensitivity to light or sound often precedes a migraine. Â Suffers of migraines typically experience episodes ranging from 4 – 72hours and can occur monthly or as little as a few times per year. Â Although suffers of migraine experience uniquely different migraine scenarios including frequency, duration and pain intensity, they do agree on the following sign & symptom commonalities. Â Â Pain becomes worse with physical activity, bright lights or loud sounds.Â Symptom migraine onset includes drowsiness, depression, and irritability, also feelings of energy or extreme thirst.Â There also can be a craving for sweets.
There is no cure for migraine headaches, but with preventative management and proper treatment of the symptoms effective pain management is possible.
1. Â Seek your physician’s recommendation to assist in pain management of migraine headaches.
2. Â Pain Relieving Medications â€“ 1) NSAIDâ€™s (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory).Â 2)Â Fever and inflammation reduction drug – Triptans (migraine and cluster headaches).Â 3) Â Anti-nausea medication.
3. Â Alternative Treatments – Biofeedback (relaxation to control tension); Massage (release tension through muscle relaxation); Acupuncture (Neutralize pain with needles by rerouting nerve pain away from brain). Vitamins, herbs and minerals (May prevent or reduce migraines â€“ See our site Wellness Company Wholesale program to meet all of your supplemental needs based on natural ingredients).
Author: Â Marc T. Woodard, MBA, BS Exercise Science, USA Medical Services Officer, CPT, RET. Â 2008 Copyright, All rights reserved. Â Mirror Athlete Enterprises Publishing @: www.mirrorathlete.org, Sign up for your free monthly eNewsletter.