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!
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