Migraine and regular headache are two very different things. While severe headache is a migraine symptom, it’s also accompanied by nausea and vomiting. A migraineur can also be very sensitive to light and noise and the tiniest movement can make the pain worse. It’s because of these symptoms that a person suffering from migraine is forced to rest for the day, or until the migraine goes away. If you’re working, having migraine attacks often is not healthy for your career. Instead of letting migraine go on its course, you can actually stop it by doing these tips.
TAKE A BREAK
Staring at a computer for too long is reported as the most common causes of migraine attacks in the office. This is especially high for people with eye conditions such as myopia (near- sightedness) and hyperopia (far- sightedness). Having to work in front of the computer for eight hours doesn’t mean you also have to stare on it for that long. What you can do is to rest your eyes for at least a minute every fifteen minutes. You can either close your eyes or stare at a blank wall, and this would help in preventing migraine attacks.
Some people have migraine aura, while some don’t. Regardless though, one would know if migraine is coming or not. Once you feel the pain or start becoming nauseous, take some painkillers. Ibuprofen is great for the pain while Sudafed is effective against the pressure. Some also finds Maxalt great for migraine. Just a reminder though, talk to a doctor and have a prescription before you start taking any medication. Self- medication is never good and could lead to more serious health conditions.
Muscle spasms, which are also associated with migraine, may have been caused by insufficient carbon dioxide. By taking long, deep breathe you get to bring more carbon dioxide into your system, thereby getting rid of the pain caused by migraine. If taking a series of deep breathe is not enough, close your eyes and cup your hands over your mouth and nose. Take long, drawn out breaths for a couple of minutes until you feel the pain easing away.
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