Health: How to Fight Migraine Attacks

Society | June 3, 2005, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

The migraine form of headache is severe and usually one sided, frequently associated with nausea and vomiting. Eyesight changes - like flashing or a blind spot - are often the warning symptoms for a nearing attack.

If you are not sure whether your headaches are migraine, see your doctor for a diagnosis and advice on how to avoid triggers and relieve the pain.

Caffeine in coffee, tea and chocolate, as well as aged cheese and alcohol (especially red wine) are among the food products regarded as migraine-activators. The headaches are also likely to become more frequent in times of stress, tiredness, climatic or hormonal change.

At the first symptom of an attack take a painkiller, like aspirin. Lying down in a quiet and darkened room is usually helpful, as migraine is commonly associated with extreme sensitivity to light and sound.

Cold compresses could also bring some relief.

If the headaches become too frequent and tend to continue for more than several hours, your doctor might choose to prescribe you a drug to be taken daily as a preventive.

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