Migraine and Water: Don't Forget to Stay Hydrated!

Dehydration is one of the most common yet overlooked migraine triggers.  Keeping track of our fluid intake is especially important during warmer summer months – migraines or not!

Tips for staying hydrated

We decided to ask our Facebook community for tips on staying hydrated. Here’s what they had to say:

  • I have reusable glass water bottles numbered 1-4 so it’s easy to keep track of how much I have had to drink.
  • I never go anywhere without something to drink & a snack-sized food in my purse.
  • I was drinking Powerade before, during, and after a migraine. But now I have discovered coconut water, much, much better. Natural electrolytes.
  • Having a liter bottle is handy...knowing I need to drink it and refill about 3 times a day when the weather is hot.
  • I have an app that reminds me to drink water
  • I keep a post-it on my laptop with a note to remember to drink enough water (it also has a reminder to eat). When I don't feel well, it's easy to forget very basic things, especially if I am experiencing severe nausea.
  • I constantly have water on my bedside table.
  • I live on water and occasionally coconut water. Rarely drink anything else besides a cup of morning coffee.
  • Ice lollies!
  • I drink a lot of water, but I also try to consume a lot of fruits and veggies that have a high water content throughout the day as well, so I'm not just drinking all my water; I'm also getting some vitamin and minerals with it.
  • Water...lots and lots of water EVERY day!
  • Orange juice helps my migraines
  • Powerade Zero year-round. No aspartame in it. If you wait until you "feel" thirsty, you've already become dehydrated. Drink up!!
  • Water, water, or tea
  • Lots of filtered water every day.
  • Sometimes [I] drink Almond Coconut Milk and some herbal decaf tea.
  • I avoid sports drinks and water in small bottles. I prefer tap water that has sat out overnight…Adequate salt is important.

Do you have tips for staying well hydrated? Please share in the comments! 

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