Speaking from experience, I am a person who cannot tolerate headaches or migraines. I cannot tolerate that feeling when your head is pounding, I just wish it would stop. Headaches and migraines are the single most common form of chronic pain, only second to back pain. Suffering from a headache can be tolerable, but a migraine is something different. If you are suffering from a migraine, 10 times out of 10 you will have trouble working or driving, it will most certainly impact your everyday job and routine. Crawling into your bed and wishing it to go away will not make it stop. If you are suffering from migraines or headaches, follow these steps to find quick relief.
Medications (Headache Treatment)
The most common headache treatment is to get some kind of medication. As said by an MD, Ph.D., migraine specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, any OTC (over the counter) pain reliever can help in the case of headaches. Effective medications are those which contain only one drug such as ibuprofen or aspirin, but combining medications that include a combination of caffeine or acetaminophen are also quite effective. If you are suffering from recurring headaches, doctors usually prescribe NSAID (non-steroidal-anti inflammatory drugs) such as naproxen. NSAID’s are usually used to treat arthritis, but they are also used as headaches relievers.
Other prescription drugs that are used to treat migraine headaches are Tramadol, Butorphanol, narcotics drugs such as Oxycodone, Codeine, and Butalbital. But beware because even small dosages can get you addicted to them ( in the case of Butorphanol) and other OTC drugs can cause a rebound or medication overuse headaches. Treating this headache is very complicated. To stop this headache, you must stop consuming all pain-relieving medication for at least 3 months.
Other Tips for Migraine Treatment
You can treat headaches and migraines without the use of prescription drugs or medication. Some tips are:
Try to get some rest.
Sitting in a quiet and dark room with your eyes closed is an effective treatment for headaches and migraines. Those who suffer from migraine pain instantly seek out a dark and quiet room to rest or try to get some sleep for a few hours.
Try CBD Gummies
Cannabidiol or CBD is a substance found in cannabis, and it has been known to be a great pain reliever for headaches and migraines. It doesn’t get you high, but there are no current guides as to how much CBD gummies you should take if you have migraines. We recommend 1-2 gummies per day.
Message your neck.
Improving your blood flow by massaging the neck and temples can smoothen headaches and migraines.
Keep your neck warm.
Putting a heating pad or warm piece of cloth around your neck and forehead can ease tension headaches and migraines. If that doesn’t work, try the opposite and put an ice pack instead.
Keep the stress at a minimum.
Migraines can be really bad if you are around noise. Try to leave work to avoid the noisy environment and all the stress that comes with it.
Watch your diet.
Many people don’t know, but everything we eat has an effect on our body, and subsequently, it can have a huge impact on your headaches and migraines. Limiting the use of alcohol, caffeine, while also avoiding cigarettes, can help you a lot. Not missing meals and eating regularly is vital for people who get headaches from low blood sugar. If you miss a meal, remember not to miss breakfast as it is the most important meal of the day.