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What's in Your Migraine First Aid Kit?

I am not on any migraine medications at the moment so I’m pretty much on my own when it comes to managing attacks.

I was thinking about this and got curious about what in other people's "Migraine First Aid Kit."

At the very least it would be interesting, right? But we could also learn from each other and get some ideas.

I'll start.

I ran across this article a couple of years ago and it had some great advice for preventing and easing migraines. It’s a roundup of some of the top doctors and headache experts in the country giving their advice for managing migraine. It IS my first aid kit. The eye massage exercise is very helpful.

https://www.axonoptics.com/holiday_migraine_survival_guide/

For me, I don’t go anywhere without my Cinnamon Simply Mints, peppermint oil, ice pack, weighted blanket, and my blood pressure monitor. When I have a migraine attack, my blood pressure tends to spike to dangerous levels.

Of course, I don’t go anywhere without my migraine glasses (I see some people calling them FL-41 glasses). I have a pair for inside and another for outdoors. I got them from Axon Optics.

I also put on my noise cancelling headphones because during an attack, every single sound is amplified and feels as if it is boring into my skull.

I don’t really eat during an attack but I do drink water. I keep both room temperature and ice cold water handy because sometimes I can tolerate the cold water and sometimes I cannot.

I have willow bark that I take sometimes. I also have the willow bark cream and I apply it to my neck and temples, sometimes my face. Sometimes I take Excedrin Migraine, but it doesn’t always work.

Peppermint oil and eucalyptus is pretty good. I put it in my diffuser or in my mini crock pot and sometimes I massage it into my temples.

  1. @that.tall.girl,

    Having an emergency migraine kit is such a great idea and it sounds like you have a great stash of handy items already! There's a long list of recommended items to keep close by, but of course it depends so much on what each individual person needs and finds helpful (your ice cold and room temperature water is a great example of that!).

    For anyone else out there just starting an emergency kit of their own, here's a good place to start with some of the things that may be useful: https://migraine.com/living-migraine/an-updated-toolkit/

    Hope this helps!

    Kindly, Crystal (migraine.com team)

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