Migraine Pick-Me-Ups

Since winter weather and migraine can be a tough combination, we decided to ask our Facebook community: What are your favorite pick-me-ups when you’re feeling down? Lots of people kindly shared their great ideas! See if there are any you already use, or add your own (in the comments below)!

These places are my pick-me-ups:

  • I cuddle up in bed or on the couch with a good cup of coffee and a good show on TV or movie and rest.
  • A fire in the fireplace, a cup of hot cocoa, my heated throw and cuddling with my hubby!
  • Keep warm, in the dark, no noise and a do not disturb sign on the door
  • Dark rooms
  • Hibernate winter and summer in house. Too hot or too cold to go outside. Fuzzy blanket, socks, etc
  • Bundling up with my comfy blanket and dozing on the couch helps make me feel a little better.
  • Just redid our bedroom, repainted the walks a neutral tan that goes w/ blue and navy bedspread and navy blackout curtains (blue is great Feng shui bedroom/relaxing color).
  • Sitting in front of the wood burner, watching TV or reading or trying to knit and crochet.
  • Sit in the dark and listen to my relaxation app while sipping peppermint tea.

These things are my pick-me-ups:

  • Layering, fleece blankets are my favorite when not feeling well in winter. I do tend to gravitate towards junk food also.
  • Warm fuzzy socks on my feet , migraines makes my feet dead cold
  • Blackout blinds on the windows!
  • My daughters hands and feet are like ice cubes so I had her put those hand warmer packs on her feet in between two pairs of socks. It helps!
  • Hot bath, Vapo rub, a scarf on my neck- keep me as warm as possible.
  • Aromatherapy oils in the bath and burning in a diffuser. Tea and toast with lots of butter
  • Electric blanket, hot soy milk and a funny classic film.
  • If I’m not vomiting, hot cocoa
  • A warm fleece hat is essential. On ten minutes before leaving, and keep it on for about half an hour once you’re back home also, red pigmented sunglasses as red is a low energy colour which the brain finds easier to process.
  • Ice packs are my best friend oh and drugs lots of drugs!
  • Tea!
  • Music. Any kind you like. It’ll make you feel good .
  • Instead of calling it Winter, it’s the Roller Coaster Season; I’m good one day and then down for the next two. I can’t stay warm so I’m usually cuddled up in my favorite afghan with a cup of tea.
  • Cuddling with my son. He always makes me feel better.
  • Just had a 2 day migraine, I spent it on the couch with a a frozen bag of blueberries wrapped with a tea towel as a pillow, warm fuzzy blanket, relpax, Pepsi and Dowton Abbey playing in the background.
  • A snow day usually works!
  • Flannels, a fleece and good coffee
  • Using peppermint oil in the shower.
  • Good medical marijuana does the head and mind good, helps me so much:-)
  • Fresh baked cookies
  • A hot shower before bed helps relax me…then reading a book.
  • A nice cup of caramel mocha coffee w/ extra caramel. Helps relax my neck muscles.
  • Epsom Salt and baking soda bath and Aleve.

These actions are my pick-me-ups:

  • Take a hot shower while drinking ice cold coke!
  • Sleep
  • Watch something funny.
  • Staying hydrated.
  • My daughter who is nine months old cuddling with me
  • My hubs making me a bubble bath with epsom salts and lavender oil
  • Nice warm bath, and sleep!!
  • Sniffing peppermint oil when it’s too cold to open the window for fresh air and someone comes into the office wearing perfume or lotion
  • Cuddle with my fiance
  • I keep the drapes closed and the house as dark as possible and pray for overcast days. I play soothing, soft music and meditate as well.
  • Listening to Emmet Cahill
  • Go to bed and put icey hot on my forehead….imitrex
  • Cuddling with my son. He always makes me feel better.
  • Walk in the woods and lay in my hammock
  • Go out to dinner and movie. Or stay home with blankets and hot tea and real not microwave popcorn and read or do sudoku or Facebook or mend clothes or fix things. All very distracting.
  • Do yoga to get warm. Go outside for a walk all bundled up. It loosens tight muscles in my neck and back too.

How about you? What do you do when you need a pick-me-up? Let us know in the comments below!

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