Caring for Pain Symptoms
Migraine Pain Relief Tips
Commonly called migraine headaches, migraine pain is actually much more than a headache. With other associated symptoms, like nausea, the onset of a migraine can stop you in your tracks. But you can take steps to help control your migraine pain before it controls you.
Migraines are typically a constant thumping in the head, rather than the dull pain of a tension headache. Your whole being is assaulted by the environment around you – light, noise, glare, people. You need to take action to change that environment.
- Don’t carry on, thinking things will get better. They won’t unless you take action quickly.
- Take a painkiller indicated for migraine pain.
- Take a rest, or even better a sleep. Seek out a quiet and darkened room. An eye mask will help.
- Stop thinking. Try to turn off your brain when it’s working too hard.
- Place a cool, damp cloth over your eyes, or an ice pack on the back of the neck (warm for a headache, but cold for a migraine).
- Control your breathing. Take regular, deep breaths to calm down the body and brain.