How can I be prepared for my next Migraine attack?

A Migraine bag is helpful tool to have on hand the next time you suffer a Migraine attack. I suggest it to everyone I talk to about Migraine – especially if they live alone or are parenting small children.

A Migraine bag is a special bag you have packed in advance to help you during the different stages of your attack. Because you have planned carefully and put it together in advance, it saves you (or your helper) the effort of locating the things you need during your attack because they are already packed together and always in one handy location. Some Migraineurs even choose to keep a second Migraine bag in their car.

Your bag itself should be brightly colored enough that you can easily find it during an aura, yet not so bright that it hurts sensitive Migraine eyes. (Think primary colors or a color you won’t normally use elsewhere) The noticeable color will also be easy for others to find for you in case you have someone helping you during your attack who is unfamiliar with your bag. Multiple pockets like those found on backpacks are very handy, because they allow you to tuck things away and easily find them by feel if you are in the middle of a severe aura or are trying to keep yourself away from painful lighting.

To put together your Migraine bag, you’ll want a few supplies: zippered sandwich bags of various sizes. At least one color waterproof pen such as a Sharpie – color coding items can be very helpful. Plastic page sleeves are not necessary, but very helpful.

Now you’re ready to build your Migraine Tool Bag! See part 2 of this series

Do you have a Migraine emergency bag? What tools would you put in your Migraine bag?

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