Skip to Accessibility Tools Skip to Content Skip to Footer

A weird and Strange Migraine Cure

I’ve suffered from migraines for over 50 years, but this one-time event has always remained in my memory. I share it in case it might provide a clue for further investigationl

Common Triggers  
Management Essentials: Triggers
Sleep Triggers (Part 1)
Weather Changes
From the Blog: Triggers  

As a teenager, the pattern of my migraines was that I’d suffer for about 6 hours, vomit, then fall asleep. I would then awaken with no more pain.

One day my migraine didn’t follow this pattern, and by bedtime I still had the migraine. My father wanted to give me my usual nighttime antihistamine, which he was holding between his thumb and forefinger. He said, “Open up”, which I did. He popped the tiny pill into my mouth. It shot to the back of my throat with such force that it caused me to gag.

Voila! The migraine was instantly and completely gone!

Something about the vagus nerve? Maybe. If this gives anyone a suggestion for further research, go for it!

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.


  • Not Carly Simon
    7 years ago

    Migraines cause throbbing of blood vessels. Benedryl (one of the most popular antihistamines), works by constricting blood vessels. It also relieves nausea

  • Poll