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Oxygen Therapy for Migraines

Has anyone tried an at-home oxygen bar for their migraines? I have tried "oxygen in a can" that athletes use with limited success. I wondered if an at-home oxygen bar would work better & if it was worth the expense. They run from around $500.00 to $700.00.

  1. Do you experience cluster headaches? That's what oxygen therapy seems to be especially helpful for.

    I don't have firsthand experience with oxygen therapy but I know many of our fellow community members do hopefully they'll chime in with their personal experiences.

    In the meantime, I wanted to share some articles/resources that we have on this site about oxygen therapy that you might find helpful. As always, take what resonates and leave what doesn't. I hope that this information helps to provide some of the information that you're seeking to help make a decision.
    Alene, Team Member

    1. I also sometimes experience pain behind one of my eyes before a migraine. Such a weird sensation, huh? The only way I've been able to describe it is by comparing it to the sensation of getting hit in the face with a softball. It's almost like I can feel a ring form around my eye and it feels tender and sore. - Cody (Team Member)

    2. what an accurate description of it! Thanks for putting words to such an indescribable experience.
      Alene, Team Member

  2. Thank you for the information.

    1. hi there! Hope your week is starting off great. Were you able to check out the information that Alene send you? If not, I hope that you can this week possibly, and, that it is helpful. Have a wonderful rest of your day!! (Tonya, contributor).

  3. Yes, I thanked you for the info already. I do not get cluster headaches which oxygen therapy seems to work best for. I get regular migraines. I'm glad not to have purchased an at-home oxygen bar after reading the articles.

    1. Glad you proactively gathered the necessary information before taking on such a major expense. How do you feel about your overall treatment regimen for your migraine condition? Thanks for being with us. Warmly - Holly - team

  4. I use Dragon's Blood which works like Nurtec to help stop the pain/throbbing & ice packs. I also have prescription Tramadol for pain. My biggest issue is still being unable to sleep the first night of a migraine. I am literally up all night & often throw up several times. I have tried every OTC & herbal remedy there is for sleep with no luck.

    1. I have finally found that taking Kaopectate before dinner the day of a migraine seems to keep me from throwing up during the night or on the morning. I wish I had tried it sooner! I also found (posted this somewhere on this site) that taking high quality CBD oil before bed is helping me sleep. Wish I have tried that sooner as well.

    2. I'm so glad to hear that you've found some more resources to put in your migraine management toolbox. I can imagine not feeling nauseous and on the verge of vomiting helps you sleep much better during the night, and recover faster from a migraine. I also thought I would share this article on managing nausea with you. My personal favorite is making ginger tea or eating ginger candies. I find they really help curb my nausea when it strikes:

      Cody (Team Member)

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