If you suffer from migraine headaches, then you already know how much they can affect your daily life. Not only can they make it nearly impossible for you to make it to work and run any other errands you have, but they can even keep you in bed until they pass. One of the worst parts of dealing with a migraine is the fact that most, or even all of the over-the-counter headache medicines on the market can do very little, if anything at all when it comes to bringing you relief. However, there are some things that you can do to get help with a migraine and there are even some things you can do to prevent some of them from coming on in the first place. Here are some things you may want to try if you tend to suffer from migraines:
See your doctor: There are some prescription medications that can be quite successful when it comes to bringing relief from migraines. While you may need to try some different ones before you find the right one for you, there is a chance that you can in fact get help from a medication.
Soak your feet and ice your neck: One trick that has proven to be helpful for may migraine sufferers is to put your feet in hot water and put an ice pack on the back of your neck. You want to make sure the water is more than warm, but not so hot that you scald yourself. You also want to make sure there is a barrier between your skin and the ice pack, such as a hand towel. Instead of soaking your feet in a basin of hot water, you can wrap them loosely in a heating pad.
Get a daith piercing: There is a small part of your ear that is on the exterior, but near the canal entrance that is called the daith. The daith is actually a pressure point that can help give you relief from migraines. Many people have found long-term relief from their migraines by getting a daith piercing. It is important to make sure you have the piercing done by a piercer who is very familiar with this particular piercing, so they don't miss the exact spot.
See a chiropractor: A chiropractor can help you to get relief from a migraine by properly aligning your spine in a way that relieves some of the pressure and makes sure nerves aren't getting pinched. Along with seeing a chiropractor when you have a migraine, you may also want to see one regularly as a way to help prevent them in the first place.