Cures for Headaches and Migraines

Good afternoon, dear friends, πŸ˜€

One of the things that can put a full-stop to my work is when I have a headache or a migraine. I have suffered from migraines since when I was young and it was only a couple of years ago that I managed to prevent them from happening or recover faster from them. I have written down the many techniques that I have used and some of them are rather bizarre but if you are like me, when you are right in the middle of an intense headache or migraines, short of wanting to die from it πŸ™„ , you would do anything just to get rid of it!!

Try one of these methods, if it doesn’t work for you, go and try the next one. Some methods will work for me on some occasions while some will only work on others. πŸ˜‰ But there is a variety for you to choose from.

Here are some other techniques for headaches and migraines that I have tested on myself and found to be effective as well :-

1) have a shower – wash hair and head with cold water (only in tropical countries, for those in cold countries, then only water as cold as you can bear). Then shower or soak in a bathtub in very hot water for 5 minutes. This is to reduce bloodflow to the head and more to the body, and therefore, the pain will be less “pounding” in the head.

2) drink a caffeinated drink – strong Pu Erh Chinese tea would be good. Otherwise, coffee and teas. Even Coca Cola, too! πŸ˜€

3) drink an isotonic or sports drink, e.g. 100-plus or Gatorade, as sometimes we get headaches when our body lacks electrolytes.

4) drink something very cold and with ice very quickly to generate a “brain freeze” effect (hehe, this term is what my kids described to me as the effect they get when they gulp down a glass of iced soda/water in seconds!). For me, this is particular effective as the pain is gone in seconds but sometimes, the pain will return but at least I get some relief there. Laughing

5) if you have the time, have a nap in a dark and quiet room. Sometimes, we lack sleep and when combined together with stress, this can trigger headaches.

6) rub your scalp, especially the spots where the pain is, with a medicated/mint oil or a hair tonic (those that contains alcohol and gives a soothing coolness to your scalp?). Eucalyptus oil is good, too. This is even better if you have just washed your hair and came out of your bath. I would get one of my kids to give me a head massage while rubbing in this medicated oil. Oh, it feels really good then. Do try this! πŸ˜‰

7) drink 1 to 1.5 litres of water all within a 30-minute period, and you will start to feel the intensity of your headache go down right after 10 minutes. Sometimes, headaches or migraines are an indication that our body is dehydrated. I learned this method from my friend who has reported that many of her friends are using this method solely to cope with their migraines.

8) have a light meal or eat something. Although I have read about this method a few months ago, I never tried it until last week because when you are suffering from migraines, you will have nausea and food is the last thing on your mind. So, last week, I thought I would try this out, and hey, it really worked. But I don’t know the science behind it though. πŸ™„

9) try to watch for signs and symtoms that may warn you a migraine or headache may be coming – one of the is that you will have a craving for a certain kind of food. For me, I now know that if I eat too much fried snacks in between meals, it will lead to a headache. So, I try to ignore that strong craving and just have something else.

Another symptom that a migraine is coming – we have a tendency to yawn a lot. πŸ™„ Watching for these signs will help you to avoid the headache and take early preventive measures. πŸ˜‰

Hope these techniques will help you as well! Laughing

May you be well, happy and healthy always!

choesf πŸ˜€


10 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    I’ve suffered from excruciating migraines my entire life. I remember having them as young as five. I’ve tried absolutely everything to get rid of a migraine and was nearly suicidal from the pain. Finally, my doctor prescribed Imitrex and it was a medical miracle. The pain is gone within a half hour and there is absolutely no side effects. I don’t even feel the least bit tired. My only regret is I wish I had been prescribed it sooner, especially when my kids were little. But, thanks so much for the suggestions. I sincerely hope some of your suggestions can alleviate someone else’s pain. Brightest Blessings to you!


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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hello there, lovesleftovers πŸ˜€

    It is very lovely to see you here – wlecome πŸ˜€

    I am not familiar with the medication, Imitrex, but most of the time, the doctors here in Malaysia would prescribe only Panadol or Ponstan – 500mg, but they usually don’t work for me. 😦 That’s why I have to resort to those measures to relieve me.

    But I will be sure to ask my doctor about Imitrex the next time I see her, because I would like to have fast relief, too from the pain!

    Thank you for letting us know your miracle medication – I’m sure other migraine sufferers would be keen to know about Imitrex, too!

    Have a wonderful day today!

    Much love, light and joy to you,

    choesf πŸ˜€


  3. 3

    Hi there! I just wanted to give you a little background on Imitrex. Imitrex is one of several prescription meds in the “triptan” family used for migraines. It’s specifically made to target migraines, unlike tylenol, advil, etc. because it targets the nerves and blood vessels that constrict and cause migraines. Imitrex is available as a pill, injection and in a nasal spray. Imitrex has very little side effects which makes it that much more appealing to migraine sufferers. I have never, ever had a migraine that wasn’t completely gone within no more than an hour after taking Imitrex and it’s been a life saver for me. Many people even here in the U.S. still aren’t familiar with the triptan drugs and since I’ve had such wonderful luck with it I always tell other migraine sufferers about it. I know what it’s like to suffer with these debilitating headaches and want to help other people as well. I hope this helps you too. Best of luck!

    Brightest Blessings!


  4. 4

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good evening to you (I think for you it may be Good Morning? πŸ˜† )

    Thank you so much for providing us with further information on Imitrex! It takes one migraine sufferer to understand and empathise with another, ey? I know of 3 or 4 chronic migraine sufferers and I will tell them of Imitrex. Wel, at least this medication is designed to counter the effects or causes of migraine and we are not taking any general pain killers like Tylenol or Panadol (paracetamols).

    Blessed you for your compassionate heart indeed! πŸ˜€


    choesf πŸ˜€


  5. 5

    Lauren said,

    Thx for your tips on migraines…I too have suffered since I was a youngster…I am now 40yrs…I don’t look forward to my next one but I do look forward to trying one of the 9 suggestions.

    Unfortunately Imitrex was not for me…I don’t have any history of heart problems, but when I was injected with the drug when it first was released about 12-13 yrs ago in the US my heart stopped, fortunately I was in the E.R. and I was revived immediately…so be sure to check with your family doctor before taking Imitrex…however for those of you that can take it…it truly is a miracle drug for your migraines! I have many migraine suffereing friends that are very happy with the results.


  6. 6

    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there, Lauren πŸ˜€

    Welcome! Thank you for informing us about your experience with Imitrex. Fortunately, you were at the ER and were revived. I remembered about 20 years ago, one of my migraines was so terrible that I begged my husband to drive to me a clinic and got an injection from a doctor there to stop the pain. I don’t know what he injected me with. πŸ™„ But from now onwards, I must at all times ask what is being given to me for fear of any negative side effects!

    Do have a wonderful weekend ahead. πŸ˜€

    Much peace, joy and harmony to you,

    choesf πŸ˜€


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    rose said,

    Good evening ladies! πŸ™‚

    I’ ve suffered two and a half years of continuous migraine.At this moment , they are history :). First I got a Feng Shui cure from the greatest FS Master ever and migraines disappered within 3 weeks. I still have migraines ocasionaly, at new or full moon, but not every month. I use then choesf’s methode and drink 1,5l of plain water.It helps always.

    Love always,rose


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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Good morning, my dearest Rose! πŸ˜€

    Thank you for sharing with us your experience with migraines. I’m glad they are now history for you. So, for you it is the drinking of 1.5 litres of water that works? For me, I’ll try everything else first and this is my last option because I hate going to the bathroom so frequently! πŸ™„ πŸ˜†

    Have a great week ahead!

    Much peace and joy to you,

    choesf πŸ˜€


  9. 9

    Ginger is a great remedy for migraines , I am still in amode to try it and last day …yesterday I had it, it was a great relief and even guava its great to have them as a gfood subtitute when you avoid lunch .
    these are tried out relief remedies in migraine .

    Avoid stress and tensions , meditate and be happy


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    happyhomemaker88 said,

    Hi there and welcome, dear Chinmoyee πŸ˜€

    Thank you for your wonderful tips of using ginger as a migraine relief. Do you take the ginger raw with its juice, or the pickled type? I have found that sometimes, the migraines are due to some stomach disorders with wind, and ginger is very effective for this. πŸ˜‰

    Well said – meditate and be happy! πŸ˜€

    With peace and joy,

    choesf πŸ˜€


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