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How to Reduce Headache - Migraine Savvy Newsletter #44 – June 16th 2015
June 16, 2015

How to Reduce Headache

June 2015 – Issue 44

The Continuing Pursuit for Migraine Elimination and Pain Reduction

June is Migraine Awareness Month!

Now I have a hard time using the headache word generically for migraine. In fact I have a whole rant (article) on migraine versus headache.

How to reduce a headache? EASY take an over the counter tablet and its gone. No problems! Right? Wrong. Some headaches can be just as horrible, and just as persistent and relentless as migraines. I am just sensitive to that as I never got a headache until recently.

A few months ago I had a new twist in my migraine journey when out of no where I got a vestibular migraine (for three months, I might add). With it came a headache that would just not shift. So I took a Panadol (after 3 or 4 days) and it reduced significantly.

But it was not my normal migraine. So two lessons here - migraine is a headache classification - so really - a lot of people will call a migraine just a headache. Nothing we can do about that (except raise awareness like now).

If the over the counter headache tablets don't work, then it's a good sign to get to the doctor asap. Your headache might just be a migraine. They come in all sizes - small, medium and large! Ok - mild to severe.

And you must take different medications for a migraine or a headache in order for it to be effective (if that is your choice of treatment). Do not take headache tablets for a migraine - they will not work. Taking migraine tablets for a headache might work, but ask your doctor and get clear instructions on your diagnosis and what to take, when.

Lesson over!

Here is today's affirmation:

Now just a little side note here.

The experts say that you should leave off the negative / pain words – so your affirmation would be “Every day and in every way, I love my whole body.”

My Top 3 Articles for Reducing Headaches

Here are my top 3 most popular posts for reducing migraine headaches:

Migraine vs Headache

Vestibular Migraine

Migraine Help

Essential Migraine Tools

Building resilience all starts with having a plan. A solid pain management plan. These are my four pillars of strength.

Build Your Own Migraine Tool Kit - Here is our article with eleven steps on exactly how to do it yourself! It has all the forms you need to print out and step by step instructions to navigate your way through effective chronic pain management.

I highly recommend reading Cynthia Perkin's Mindfulness Over Migraines e-book that explains the science behind mindfulness and why it helps migraines. And she explains the method step by step that she uses to eliminate her migraines in 15 minutes. Yes, you read that correctly ... eliminate in 15 minutes. It will be the best $6.99 you ever spend!

Timing is everything when aborting a migraine attack.

Wild Divine Biofeedback is an essential part of keeping my migraines at bay. This biofeedback training system will make the perfect gift for any migraine sufferer. Learning to control breath and body temperature will assist in reducing migraines. Meditation is proven to reduce migraine attacks. This will teach you all of that. I love mine.

Dr. Amy Myers Elimination Diet eCourse to find your triggers. I know it is vital to find our migraine food triggers, and avoid them where ever possible. Dr. Myers is an autoimmune expert. Just what we need! This e-course will guide you every step of the way.

Share Your Migraine Stories

Remember that your contribution will help others too! We are not in this alone, even though it feels like it most of the time. Our stories and input can help each other.

For example, I heard about Naramig from a Shiatsu patient of mine, not my doctor or any of the specialists I had seen! Two years after triptans came on the market. Two years of needless suffering.

This is a safe place to share your challenges and tell your story to people who truly understand what you are going through. Share your art to inspire us all in our time of need.

Find solutions with new treatment ideas specific to migraine disease, and get some professional health advice from others that walk this path. Just click on the links underlined above if you would like more details.

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Have A One on One Session With Me

Did you know that I offer telephone counseling around the world via Skype video or via telephone?

That's right, from the privacy and comfort of your own home you can get professional counseling from me. I am not sure if you know this about me, I have a Masters Degree in Counseling and Applied Psychotherapy (MCAP). I have been counseling people for over 16 years. I would love to be of service where I can.

I have an online booking system to make it easy to schedule a session over different time zones. So, you can contact me anytime on-line, book in 24/7, and we will talk as soon as possible.

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And before I forget!

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