Timing is everything when you need to abort a migraine. All migraine remedies reply on this in order to work effectively.
I just met a woman, who has allowed me to share her story but wishes to remain anonymous.
She is 53 years old and has suffered from cluster migraines since she was 12. That’s over forty years of suffering.
Anyway, we were at yoga class and we started talking. Discussed how hard the class was, tick, mentioned we had both just moved up here, tick, married, tick, etc. Where you from …. The usual.
Forming rapport is rarely hard for me. But I do like to leave out the fact that my full time job is taking care of my health. #migrainesareafulltimejob
So I wait for the “what do you do” question. We didn’t get there because she mentions that she gets migraines. Well I can’t tell you …. The look in her eyes, our eyes, when I said “me too!”
It sounds horrible, but there was an instant warmth and understanding. And by the third class we are fully discussing medications, duration of attack. When they started, etc …. You know.
We were, are both so excited to have someone to talk to, who understands.
So I highlight my top four migraine remedies I rely on (I sure had to narrow this down) to survive chronic migraine:
1. Timing – take meds at earliest warning signal
2. Find the right medications for the longest relief
3. Have ice packs handy. Read How to Treat a Migraine with both ice and heat at the same time.
4. Trial ginger (click here to read My #1 Home Remedy for Migraines: Ginger)
So after a few discussions around how my triptan works better for me than hers does. And what I do as soon as I feel that twinge. You know that knowing …. that sense that you know an attack is on its way.
My brain panics and I rely on my steadfast migraine remedies. It took me six years to learn to take my Naramig early enough in my process. Can we call it that? Technically in my prodrome phase, even before the aura phase.
Not that long ago I read this ebook by Cynthia Perkins, Mindfulness Over Migraines and she explained all about timing. That’s where I learned to listen to my body and to take action.
Reading Mindfulness Over Migraines
Helped Me Know About Timing.
Get it, it will be the best $6.99 you ever invest in yourself.
Anyway I share that with her, I share medication strategies, we talk about stress and all the other areas migraine effect.
And back in April I listened to the Migraine World Summit and learned about ginger aborting migraine attacks.
Well I shared that with her and she tried it the very next day. Her results were fabulous. So it’s been one month now and for the first time in over forty years, she has ginger every attack and then half a Naramig (one was too strong 2.5mgs here) and it’s been three weeks since a bad attack.
Three weeks' migraine and breakthrough pain free! YAY!
The ginger alone has helped her reduce her one week on, week off attacks. Two weeks every month she spent in pain.
We discussed the FEAR that comes with trialing another new medication. At one point she said “I don’t need to change my meds, I’m used to the pain!” My heart sunk, I know that fear all too well.
She did try the new medication and she did take it at her early warning signals despite her mind saying negative things.
“I don’t need medication, this is not a bad one, I hate taking pills …”
So her amazing results have spurred me on to try ginger. I now eat the fresh ginger and have yet to buy the powder, although her results are with powder. I have been able to postpone my attacks by twelve hours some days, but they still hit …. But that’s still one less Naramig a day.
Do you know your timing to get the best results to abort an attack?
If not, read Mindfulness Over Migraines. It will answer this question from all sides.
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All Migraine Remedies Rely on Timing