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Monday, June 4, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month #4: "June Is Bustin' Out All Over!"

Migraine Awareness Month #4:  "June Is Bustin' Out All Over!" What's the best tip you can offer others for having some summer fun despite Migraines? 

Summer can be tough on us migraineurs. Heat, humidity, schedule changes, etc. can all be migraine triggers, and together, they can make summer one hell of a season. Some tips I keep in mind to mitigate the headaches:

1. Stay hydrated. Drink before you feel thirsty.
2. Don't skip meals. Low blood sugar is NOT your friend.
3. Sunglasses, sunglasses, sunglasses!!!
4. Try to keep a semi-regular sleep schedule
5. If you sleep late, remember that if you're used to a morning cup of coffee at 6 a.m., sleeping in until 10 a.m. may bring on a migraine
6. Remember to pack your rescue meds with you when you go to parties, on vacations, etc.

National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by

1 comment:

  1. I love all your posts on migraines! Had them for over 45 years now, married a migraine sufferer also, both of our mothers and grandmothers had "sick" headaches, as does our daughter and 2 of her boys. My best tip was given to me by my neurologist, also a migraine sufferer. Goody's Headache Powders, mix 2 in a little milk (to cover up the taste) and take at first sign of migraine, then lay down in a COOL DARK room. If that doesn't work, it is Zomig and Visteril.

    Biggest triggers for me; perfume, strong scents,lack of sleep, red wine, for DH: not eating, red wine, lunch meats, lack of sleep.


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