What’s in Your Purse Challenge

Each day more than 36 million migraineurs suit up for battle. We head out into the world, or ready ourselves in our home for another day that might bring a potential attack. How do we arm ourselves for the war against migraine? I invite you to share what’s in your purse or bag so we might learn from each other how to best protect ourselves.


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  • Darkroom
    1 year ago

    Also forgot to mention in the pocket of my jeans I carry one of each medicine, so I don’t have to dig in my purse when the migraine starts when I am in a meeting at work,or in other situations where it would draw to much attention.i keep water in my car and my husbands car at all times.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Darkroom-
    Thanks so much for joining the conversation. This has been an active topic and I’m impressed that you were able to add some ideas that we haven’t heard before. The hair tie is such a great one. I often wear one of those 80’s style scrunchies around my wrist for just this situation. And I love how you point out the abortive that melts in your mouth in case there is no water near by. I no longer use that kind, but I used to use the kind of Maxalt that dissolves. Great idea to have these in your pocket so they are handy and ready as taking meds at the first sign of an attack can be key to nipping it in the bud. Appreciate your thoughts and glad you are a part of our community! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Darkroom
    1 year ago

    In my purse I carry abortive meds that melt in your mouth, no need to carry water everywhere,rescue meds, muscle relaxers, anti nausea.Carry a hair tie in case I need to vomit, ear plugs.I think that’s all.However I think the special sunglasses might help.

  • Victry
    1 year ago

    This has been a popular topic! Of course, I need to throw my bag contents out there, too!

    I typically carry a backpack, now, to hold all my stuff.
    I usually have my abortive and my rescue meds (all tablets); foam ear plugs; a bandana (to wet and put on my neck or cover my eyes); an old, soft, ball cap; an instant cold pack (with more in the car); sunglasses; my newest, brilliant discovery – leftover eclipse glasses; essential oils to help with odor sensitivity; and emesis bags (I grabbed a few extra from the ER last time I was there, but I’ve also found that my service dog’s poop bags work well in a pinch, too, and they’re always with me… I’m not sure how excited I should be about that! Lol!). I think that’s it!

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Vicki H- I’m most fascinated by your list! I can’t believe I forgot to mention the old, soft ballcap idea! So key to help block the sun or any indoor bright lighting (and yes, it must be a worn-in, soft one or else it’ll just trigger a new attack). So…eclipse glasses??? Do tell? I’m trying to picture using those in everyday life. I’ve already misplaced mine. How are they helping you? Would love to learn. The dog poop bag idea made me laugh but is thoroughly brilliant. And the essential oil beadlets? How do you use them? Just to smell? Not to eat, I assume? Thanks for a really informative and interesting list! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Victry
    1 year ago

    I forgot to add that I’ve also started carrying peppermint essential oil beadlets – basically little peppermint pills. I can’t handle the taste of mints, but it really helps my mild nausea!

  • JEJF7981
    1 year ago

    Unfortunately, I have never cared for ginger. However, when I was pregnant with my son and suffering from nausea, I found Preggie Pop Drops worked wonders! Also,, a snack that works for me to combat nausea is Rice Krispies Treats. The cereal helps absorb the acid in my stomach, and the sweetness helps to keep down any meds that I needs to ingest. I also like Chex Mix for a quick salt dose.I have also found a few essential oils that I like for my diffusers such as peppermint, lavender and the like. I always have some combination of previously listed meds as well as Effexor, which I take for my depression. I always have sunglasses, water, my phone, my Bluetooth headphones, a washcloth in case I need a cool compress, and a small TENS unit that I use to help “re-set” my nerves if I start seeing an aura.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi JEJF7981, thanks for sharing! I found the Rice Krispies Treats to be very interesting. They are very sweet and sugar is an old-timey remedy for nausea. Maybe I’m giving away my age, but Coke syrup was something that was a medicine cabinet staple when I was young. The modern equivalent, I guess would be Emetrol and the like, which work, but for me at least, sometimes cause excess acid. I will definitely try this trick next time! -Warmly, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • Scarby
    1 year ago

    I have Imitrex, my polarized sunglasses, TheraSpecs for indoor lighting and computer glasses that block the blue light from my computer screen. I keep Excedrin Migraine in my desk drawer at work along with a bottle at home. I also have a personal air purifier on my desk at work and another in my purse for when I am out and about and run across people that love their perfume so much they want to share it with the rest of us.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Scarby – thanks so much for sharing. I’ve never heard of a portable personal air purifier! What a terrific tip for the rest of us who are sensitive to smells (most of us). Many thanks again. Warmly, Holly B.(migraine.com team)

  • spill1983
    1 year ago

    I have assorted meds: Imitrex injectables, indomethacin, fioricet, zofran, ketamine nasal spray, toradol injections. Always have some excedrin, though it rarely helps anymore. I always have sunglasses, a water bottle, gums/mints to help with nausea, snacks, and ear plugs. Love reading everyone’s lists!

  • Kat4
    1 year ago

    I am very curious how you get Toradol injections. I asked my GP and he said he could not prescribe shots. I am even an RN so why the hell not, right? This is the med that I have to pay for in the ED every time I get a cyclic migraine that just will not quit. I usually suffer 3-4 days before giving in to go to the emergency dept. Always works but so expensive and I need to get a ride. I did find out the walk in doc in a box can give me the shot so that is good since it is only 30 minutes away and not an hour.
    Any light you can shed on this would be greatly appreciated.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi spill1983- thanks so much for joining our challenge. I enjoyed reading your list. Would love some insight to how you carry the toradol injectables. I have those at home but don’t take them with me as I can’t figure a way to safely transport them as they need to be kept cool and include needles, etc. What’s your secret? Thanks again for chiming in and so glad you’re a part of our community! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • GeekyOwl
    1 year ago

    I have an array of meds. Fioricet (pain reliever), Vapramil (preventative), Naproxin (pain reliever), Excedrin(pain reliever), Antihistamine (Allergies), Nasal Spray (Allergies), Sudafed(Allergies), Albuterol (allergy induced asthma) and BC’s (pain reliever). I always have something to drink. An oil called headease. Spearmint gum to help with nausea. Sunglasses. I use to carry snacks but my purse just got too heavy to carry and my shoulder began to hurt. I used to carry Triptan but I can’t afford it without insurance.

    People around me know or have learned that I have some kind of meds to help them out if they need pain relieve.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hey GeekyOwl- Thanks for joining in our challenge! There seems to be a consensus that our bags are not big enough for all that we migraineurs need. Some have suggested having an additional go-bag in the car as a back up so we don’t have to load our shoulders down perhaps triggering yet another migraine attack. And your last point made me smile as I think many of us feel like walking pharmacies! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • RBarker
    1 year ago

    I always keep Aleve & Tylenol for minor ones/joint pain & a roll-on of peppermint/eucalyptus oils, burt’s bees cough drops (for nausea), antacid, biofreeze, almonds, water/Gatorade, and I never ever ever ever walk outside without sunglasses because of my severe photophobia.
    I can’t carry my abortive unless I’m with my husband because I can’t take it & drive/work. 🙁

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Amarande, thanks for joining the challenge. I’d like to know what kind of burt’s bees cough drops you use that work for nausea. Always looking for something easy to carry that might help address that issue. Thanks again for sharing. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Jan
    1 year ago

    Love this one! I am really enjoying reading these comments and getting new ideas. I can’t wait to try the cola syrup! I keep real Coke in the frig at home, but having a portable substitution might really help.

    Of course, I never leave home without a triptan (Zomig if I have to drive, Treximet if not, and my Imitrex injection in case of a severe issue).

    Like most of you, I never go anywhere without sunglasses (Rx in my case). I do carry a snack, like a granola bar or crackers, to take with meds. I agree with the comments about water and hydration, too. I do keep a good pair of earplugs with me, and take a sleep mask when I actually travel.

    I can add my somewhat-humiliating IBS kit to the list, too: a Depends, a plastic zip bag, and wet wipes. We “terrible trio” sufferers (migraines, IBS, and fibromyalgia) have to be ready for anything.

    Is it any wonder I carry a large bag?

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Jan- what a true statement- I imagine all of us have larger bags than the average person! Thanks so much for adding your go-to’s to the list. The sleep mask hasn’t been mentioned but is a terrific suggestion. I have one at home but hadn’t thought of carrying one with me. Time for a bigger bag! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Jacque b
    1 year ago

    I have sunglasses, with polarized amber lenses, tylenol, imitrex and butalbital. and I always carry water with me no matter where I go or what I’m doing.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Jacque b- thanks so much for participating in the challenge. I, too, am a polarized amber lens sunglass gal. Something about them softens the world and does an especially good job of taking the bright out. Glad you shared. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Joleen1966
    1 year ago

    I always have sunglasses, Vicoden, peppermints (to help with the upset stomach), jerky stick or cheese stick if it’s not hot weather, my medical history on an index card in my wallet with a list of preventative meds, peppermint oil roll on and lip gloss. About 25 years ago when I was first given strong pain killers I ‘d have to take compazine first and then the pain med. Compazine was/is a miracle! Oh, I found some wonderful ginger tea bags on Amazon and usually have a few in a small ziploc bag. It works wonders for the stomach and smells great. I usually have some pretzels or saltines too. I get motion sick besides the migraine….yup, car, train, bus, boat, plane sick. The ginger tea helps on plane rides. You can always get hot water!

    Never heard about the headache stick. I’m going to check that out. 🙂

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Joleen1966, What a load of wonderful tips! Thank you for sharing. The medical history index card is one that has not been mentioned previously and yet is incredibly smart. I hope others will follow suit. I have a document on my computer of the meds I take, but you got me thinking I should print it out and have it with me at all times. I also appreciate the ginger tea bag idea. I’m addicted to ginger beer but it’s carbonated and cannot be carried around. The tea idea is a great way to transport this key ingredient that can keep nausea at bay. Thanks again! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Carolelaine
    1 year ago

    I don’t carry much, my sunglasses go everywhere, I have even started wearing the in the house when I need them. I don’t take meds (haven’t found anything that works). I also cannot carry a heavy bag, but I think that I may borrow some of the great ideas for non-medical treatments, and put together a bag to keep in the car.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Carolelaine, You are not alone in the sunglass around the clock thing. One of my fellow migraine.com contributors, Kerrie Smyres and her husband started a company called Theraspecs that is dedicated to sunglasses for people with migraines. They can be worn inside and outside. Great for fluorescent lighting too.

    Here’s a link in case you’re interested: https://www.theraspecs.com/?gclid=Cj0KEQjwx8fOBRD73f7Q1azszvIBEiQA9Wr42eHijKf2rOyDDu60-O02mbaXmWtdKZFOYGxxD3hBI-oaAs1f8P8HAQ

    I also really like your idea of having a go-bag in the car as they many ideas generated below are TOO many for a purse! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • purplesairah
    1 year ago

    Hey you all have tried all the same meds! They all made me tired. Have you tried muscle relaxers? Also I found Migraine Stop on Amazon, a type of magnesium supplement. It’s very good. I always have prescription sunglasses with me, extra large and dark. And a hat. And a travel pill case with Tylenol arthritis (neck pain) compazine, Zomig. Over the counter meds don’t work for me anymore. And I always bring a snack and extra water.

  • Scarby
    1 year ago

    I use Migraine Stop also. Somewhat expensive but it does seem to help keep the majority to a low roar. I tried a different one somebody recommended, less expensive, but didn’t work as well as Migraine Stop.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi purplesairah- so glad you mentioned a hat! That is so key for many of us. I keep one in my car (as my purse is so full with everything else!). But when you end up outside, or in a restaurant with glaring lights, it can be a life saver to have a hat which can many times block those overhead lights better than sunglasses. I’ve not heard of Migraine Stop – but will check into it. I take a nightly magnesium supplement called Natural Calm- it’s a powder you add to water and drink. Also helps with regularity. Also glad you mentioned the importance of carrying food and water. Both so key for us migraineurs. We have to eat regularly, stay hydrated, and have water handed to take our meds. Grateful you joined the challenge! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

  • Gemini
    1 year ago

    Sumatriptan tabs & nasal spray form; alkaseltzer; aspirin; sunglasses; water.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Gemini- thanks so much for joining the challenge. It’s great to learn from each other. I’m so glad that a few of you are mentioning water. It is of utmost importance that we stay hydrated and have a way to swallow our meds! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Ann
    1 year ago

    I get cola syrup from the drug store. Just ask your pharmacist. The directions state to take 2 tablespoons but I take 2 teaspoons. I forgot to mention that I never go outside without sunglasses and I also take candied ginger which I get at the health food store.

    This was a great challenge. Now I have so many new items to try. Thanks for all the great ideas.

  • RBarker
    1 year ago

    Ann, I’ve never heard of cola syrup or using it for migraines. What is it & what does it do for you?

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Ann- after this second mention of Cola syrup, I’ve looked it up and now understand it is an old fashioned well-known remedy to relieve stomach distress and nausea. Basically coca-cola with no carbonation. It’s also supposedly helpful to the kidneys, as well. This one is definitely new on me. Thanks so much for sharing and joining the challenge! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Carolsw
    1 year ago

    I always, always , leave home with my sun glasses, Migraleve tablets, 4 head stick and a bottle of water. ( That is why I always need a big handbag, often wish I could just take a small bag but the above items are my “must haves”!!)

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi Carolsw- Thanks so much for joining our challenge. Is a 4 head stick similar to the biofreeze roll on? And such a good point on a bottle of water. I also always have water and I imagine most of us migraineurs have to – both to keep hydrated (such an important issue when we have migraines) and also so that we can take our meds when we need to. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • shariwismer
    1 year ago

    I never leave the house without my barf bags. I ordered them online and always keep a stock of them in each car and in my purse. It may seem gross, but hey, if anyone is going to understand the need for barf bags, it’s you guys. Right? Of course, I also have my Maxalt along with some Ibuprofen and Excedrin Migraine in case it’s a mild one that can be tamed with some over the counter meds.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    Hi shariwismer- THANK YOU for this wise idea! I had actually absconded with some of these nausea bags from my last plane trip to put in my glove compartment but quickly went through them and just the other day I found myself desperately rifling through my car, mouth watering, just about to vomit, with nowhere to go. I had no idea they could be ordered! A quick search turned up many results and this best seller that I just ordered: https://www.amazon.com/Medline-Emesis-Bags-Blue-Count/dp/B00839SNUE/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1506702545&sr=8-3&keywords=motion%2Bsickness%2Bbags&th=1

    Grateful you shared this and so glad we are learning from each other! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • EncourageU
    1 year ago

    I forgot to add that always, always have my sunglasses with me and I carry an emergency Butalbitol and an emergency Vicodin. I don’t like to take those because they alter my alertness and mood and I don’t want to appear slurred at work or be affected while driving. I love the idea of carrying essential oils like peppermint and bringing some earbuds to play soft music or some earplugs. I will have to read everyone’s posts again to gain more ideas.

  • EncourageU
    1 year ago

    I am learning from everyone’s posts. I carry a snack, a pill organizer with sections that includes arthritis strength (time release) tylenol, ibuprofen, an emergency ativan to take if the pain is bad and my jaw and neck feel tight, propanolol to take when headache is starting or bad so the blood won’t pound in my head, claritin (in case I forgot to take it or if I want to get in a second dose 12 hours later), and zoloft to take in case I forgot a dose (I take this for mild depression but I swear it helps reduce pain overall). I am thinking I need to add ginger chews, some herbal remedies such as butterbur, feverfew, plus B2 and magnesium. I have a new idea I want to try. I am going to take empty pill bottles and put rescue remedies (herbal and vitamin/mineral pills and capsules) in each one that would be appropriate for a migraine attack. I can grab another bottle and throw it in my purse if I used one up. In the AM at home I take B complex, butterbur and zoloft. At night I take magnesium complex and some kind of preventative. Still trying to figure out which one is best: propanolol was great but it makes my asthma worse, I didn’t like atenolol as much as it lowered my BP too much, now am trying topiramate/Topamax but so far it only makes me tired.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    EncourageU- thanks so much for joining the challenge! So wonderful to learn from one another. I noticed your mention of taking an emergency med when your jaw and neck feel tight. So smart to know what your beginning signs are- that an attack is on its way and to respond in a timely manner. It sounds like you are very thoughtful and strategic about being ‘armed’ so that you do not find yourself snowballing into an attack with nothing to try to stop it in its tracks. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • michelm
    2 years ago

    Such interesting shares. I’ve learned some things. Thanks. I have only one other idea to add. I get very itchy, hives at times, and for that I use a homeopathic called Apis. I use it as soon as I get itchy because I get frantically itchy all over if I don’t use it right when the sensation starts.
    About 40 years ago I was covered in hives, itchy beyond belief, seeing the best doctors in a major city with no relief because they didn’t know the cause. Who knew hives and migraines were linked?

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    hi michelm, yes! The community has contributed some wonderful ideas in this comment section. Thanks so much to adding to the list of resources with another Homeopathic remedy. Itchiness is an interesting migraine symptom, indeed! Thanks for sharing. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • susanna1231
    2 years ago

    Relpax. In my purse, in my car, in my gym bag, in my pocket, in my hike bag, in my lunch bag, in the glove compartment, in my yoga bag, in my bike bag, in my cosmetics bag, in my suitcase…

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    hi susanna1231- you sound super prepared! What a great reminder for all of us to keep our supplies in all of the important places we might need them, not just in our purses. It’s awful to be empty-handed. Thanks for joining the conversation. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

  • rlc25e
    2 years ago

    I never leave the house without sunglasses and rescue meds. Usually always carry Vicks vapor rub cuz it blocks any strong smell as well as a jerky stick or some easy snack and a bottle of water. I also have earbuds and a mp3 player. I will def look into the biofreeze Rollo since im rarely without my icepack at home!

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi rlc25e- thanks for sharing your tricks of the trade. The vicks idea is new on me and one that make a lot of sense. Also smart to carry a snack as it’s so important for us all to eat regularly. Glad you made mention of this key fact. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

  • CarolK
    2 years ago

    I always carry a small container of sumatriptan tablets.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    1 year ago

    CarolK- thanks so much for joining our challenge! Glad you’re a part of our community. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • Ellifane
    2 years ago

    Wow, thank you all for this. I may borrow some of your ideas and use them.

    I always carry a bottle of ibuprophen and generic excedrine and I keep the same at work. There is also a half a bottle of CBD oil but it’s not strong enough and I’m gonna head over to a local store to see if I can get a higher strength. I also vape at a .6 (ex smoker too but keep at it because it helps with pain management and anxiety issues). I also recently got a pair of computer glasses which have really helped with my ocular migraines. Well, thank you again. Mine is picking up so off I go to bed. Have a good day.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    Ellifane – I’m so glad this piece (and the following helpful comments of our great community members) have resonated with you! Interesting tip about the computer glasses. Thanks for joining the conversation. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

  • elizabethnixon
    2 years ago

    Frova, Vicodin, ibuprofen, cyclobenzaprine, tizanadine (though I prefer the cyclobenzaprine and use it more), Biofreeze, Mygrastick, L-theanine, peppermint essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, anise hard candies (pretty good for nausea), Chimes ginger chews, ginger honey crystals (add to hot water…yum). I can’t do noise canceling headphones or ear plugs because it only makes my tinnitus worse, so I just keep ear buds with me and plug into my iPhone where I’ve got some great healing music options.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    hi elizabethnixon- thanks so much for sharing what’s in your bag. I’d like to find some of those anise hard candies. And thanks for the reminder on ginger chews! I went through a phase in which I had those in my bag constantly and must’ve only stopped when I ran out and forgot to refill. Your prompt will lead me to resume a habit that definitely helped me with nausea. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

  • mrst53
    2 years ago

    I carry zomig for the days when I am near home and a hospital. I have hemiplegic headaches that act like a stroke, Butibal for other times. I also take a daily med to preventthe headaches- guess it doesn’t work too well.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi mrst53, I shared a room with a woman who had hemiplegic headaches when I went to an in-patient migraine treatment center for three weeks. It was terrifying and slightly fascinating to see her headaches flare up and to watch as they overtook half of her face. I came to have great respect for this type of Migraine. You are certainly not alone in coming up short in terms of effective medications. Glad you’re a part of our community. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

  • Maineme
    2 years ago

    Hah! Like I would ever dare to go anywhere without my meds! In my car, in my purse, in my desk I have: Excedrin strongest available (a few years ago when it was off the market, I even bought it from a German website), Phenergan, Imitrex nasal spray, hydrocodon, homeopathic oil, crackers and of course sunglasses.

  • easterli
    2 years ago

    Last night I got to class and almost panicked – I’d left my migraine meds at home! Usually I carry zomig, butalbital, ketorolac, Excedrin, and noise cancelling headphones. If I remember, sunglasses.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi easterli, you’re not alone in that moment when you arrive at a destination and realize you’ve forgotten your migraine go-to bag. Many times we don’t use anything in our bags, but just having them gives us peace of mind which is important when stress can trigger an attack. We share some similarities in our meds, too! Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team).

  • JoyfulEm
    2 years ago

    I always have a water bottle with me. My meds and sunglasses. I keep a blanket in my car in case I need to lay down (Laying flat helps my neck.) I like your ear plugs!

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi JoyfulEm- Thanks for joining the discussion. Sunglasses are key! I can’t believe I didn’t mention mine! I don’t go anywhere without them. One of our contributors actually created indoor and outdoor sunglasses made specifically for people with Migraine called TheraSpecs. Check them out if you’re interested. A blanket is a great idea too. I also always have a bottle of water with me in order to take my meds. Thanks for filling in the important blanks I forgot to mention. Grateful for you. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

  • Ann
    2 years ago

    And here I thought I was the only one who carried around a satchel filled with migraine ammo. I take a prescription preventive which obviously doesn’t work else why do I still suffer? It’s not listed here as part of my supply. So here goes that which is part of my carry-all arsenal:

    Excedrin Migraine (half)
    Anacin
    Regular aspirin which I combine with 1/2 an anacin. (The reason is I can’t handle too much caffeine.)
    Cola syrup

    The following Homeopathic:
    Aromatherapy Headache soother stick
    Hyland’s Motion Sickness
    T-Relief
    Boiron Phosphorus
    Borion Cocyothis (sorry misspelled because the name is faded from rubbing against the rest of the ammo.)
    Boiron Acidil (I find this helps nausea for me.)
    Hyland Migraine
    Water water and more water.

    I’m anxious to read what’s in your bag.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    Ann- Thanks so much for sharing what what’s in your arsenal. It’s great to learn from one another. I was particularly fascinated to see your mention of cola syrup. How much do you ingest and from where do you get it? Is it basically following the idea of caffeine as a method to stave off Migraine attack? Also thanks for sharing the details of the Homeopathic remedies that work for you. Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

  • cyrynda1
    2 years ago

    I carry a small purse, so I always have a separate bag in the car with my medical “supplies”: Excedrin Migraine, Vicodin, Frovatriptin, Zomig, Migraine StoPain topical gel, a blend of peppermint and lavender oils. If it’s a trip of more than two hours or a trip to the neurologist for Botox or trigger point injections I also have a cooler with an ice collar for my neck and the ice packs which go in my Migraine Hat (www.migrainehat.com), and a couple of cans of coke or ginger ale for nausea.

  • Holly Baddour moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi cyrynda1- Thanks so much for sharing your go-to’s with the rest of us. I’ve never heard of the StoPain topical gel. I’ll look into that. I’ve been thinking about migraine hat for a while. Do you like it? Warmly, Holly B. (migraine.com team)

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    2 years ago

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