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! 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 that are 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 size 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!
How much has your migraine disease changed or evolved over time?