Cheers to the Source of My Migraines

Hello my name is Ryan and migraines have been a part of my life for a while now. I first experienced them while in school from stress related instances. I soon realized most of the issues causing migraines were due to controllable circumstances. Learning to control these situations was the first step in creating a migraine-free environment. The next, and most important, was learning about ways to deal with randomly occurring migraines. Preparing myself for future events is key to a healthy migraine free environment.

Q: What is your best companion for relieving migraines?

For me the best companion is calming music and/or meditation.

Q: What is your most unusual symptom(s)?

I sometimes find that my migraines cause me to have goosebumps and I will get tunnel vision.

Q: What is your best method for relief?

I find that lying down on my stomach is the best method. If you are out though, I try to sit as much as I can and remove myself from loud areas.

Q: Do you have any unavoidable triggers and how do you cope with them?

I do not have an unavoidable trigger per se. Most of my migraines come from my own conscious actions and can be avoided for the most part. 

Q: What is your worst trigger?

Sugary alcoholic beverages tend to be the worst. These migraines usually can last a longtime, more so than other triggers.

Q: When was your first migraine and what was it like?

My first migraine was most likely stress-induced in high school. I was working stage manager for a production. I felt a throbbing pain in the head and stiffness throughout the body. It lasted about 15 minutes and was relieved by getting fresh air and lying down.

Q: What was the duration of your longest migraine, and your shortest?

The longest migraine had a duration of a few days and the shortest was around 15 minutes or so.

Q: What type(s) of migraines do you suffer from? 
Manly chronic migraines, but also sinus and tension as well.

Q: Have you made any changes in your life to prevent migraines or to mitigate their effects?
I have removed sugary alcohol from my life. I also do not work in front a screen for more than four hours at a given time. I have found that these changes have drastically changed the occurrence of migraines for me.

Q: Medication or homeopathy? 
Some homeopathy remedies include scalp massages and basil oil. Those two seem to work the best for me.

Q: What types of food triggers have you experienced, if any?
None hat I believe of, food does not tend to be a trigger for me. 

Q: What types of triggers from beverages have you experienced?

Sugary alcohol is the main culprit for my migraines. 

Q: Do you notice that different triggers cause different types of migraines?

Yes, the sugary alcohol seems to be the worst trigger. I will say that different environments/climate can change the type. However, for me, the best companion is calming music and/or meditation, especially in fresh air.

Q: Do you notice that different triggers cause different types of migraines?

Yes, the sugary alcohol seems to be the worst trigger. I will say that different environments/climate can change the type as well.

Q: What advice can you provide others?
Find out what your triggers are, the other thing is knowing that you’re not alone. 

 

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