Being a migraine sufferer can be a lonely experience. It’s a pain that many people find hard to understand. Many people suffer from migraines. Here’s some advice on migraines, how to handle them and what migraine remedies are available to help alleviate your suffering.
What is a migraine?
A migraine is an excruciatingly painful headache, thought to be caused by the release of chemicals from nerve fibres that surround enlarged blood vessels in your temporal artery. The release of these chemicals can cause severe pain and inflammation, which is often preceded by flashes of light, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea and increased sensitivity to light and sound. The pain can be severe and can last for days. Although there is no cure, there are migraine remedies available that can help soothe the symptoms.
What are the symptoms of migraines?
The common symptoms associated with migraine headaches include:
- Intense, throbbing and debilitating pain
- Pain is more likely to be concentrated on one side of the head
- Nausea and vomiting
- Increased sensitivity to light and sound
- Visual disturbances like flickering lines and spots before onset of headache
- Increased pain with light activity like walking up stairs
How can you help prevent migraine attacks?
There are a number of things you can do at home and at work to help prevent migraines. Nurofen has effective migraine remedies to help relieve the suffering and our Migraine Survival Plan provides invaluable advice on how to prepare for the next attack.
The Migraine Survival Plan
Every day modern medicine is learning more and more about what causes migraines. And one day, migraines could be a thing of the past. Until then, there are some simple things you can do to help make living with your migraines easier.
1. Build your support
Put together a support team of friends, family and work colleagues who can spring into action when they get the 'Migraine Alert' call from you. Tell them what triggers your migraines and what they can do to help you through an attack.
2. Stay prepared when you’re out and about
Did you know that if you delay taking pain relief when a migraine starts, your stomach’s ability to absorb medicine later on can be reduced? That’s why it’s important that you keep effective and fast-acting migraine remedies like Nurofen Migraine Pain, with you at all times then you can get help as soon as the first pain starts.
3. Emergency plans at home
Create a contingency plan for when a migraine strikes. For example, have an emergency food supply in the freezer if you’re unable to cook. Or ask members of the family to be responsible for certain chores.
4. Survival at work
A migraine can strike at anytime. So what can you do if you’re at work and you feel a migraine developing? First try and adjust the lighting at your desk to reduce glare from your computer screen – it could be the reason your migraine’s started. If that doesn’t help, perhaps see if there’s a room where you could go and lie down for half an hour.
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