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How to Stop Migraines

Medically reviewed by Maushmi Sheth

A migraine is usually a moderate or severe headache among all types of headaches, which usually affects one side of the head, which can be described as throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation. 

Migraine is a neurological condition that can lead to various symptoms. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily routine. It often affects all ages.

Why is migraine caused?

Roughly speaking, migraine results from abnormal brain activity temporarily affecting nerve signals, chemicals, and blood vessels in the brain. As you can get, a migraine is neurological in nature, and there are many migraine triggers, including hormonal changes, stress, poor sleep, loud music, bright lights, and even foods like chocolate, citrus fruits, onions, dairy products, etc. 

How to help migraine: powerful tips

  • Rest in a dark and quiet room

You should realize that migraine can be caused by a loud party in the club or a hard-working day, so you should find a quiet place and have some rest. Turn off the light, close the window, and clear your mind, lying in the comfortable bed in a quiet room. 

How to get rid of a migraine fast without medication? Here comes an easy answer – sleep if you can. As a migraine comes as a consequence of poor sleep, you should establish proper sleep hours. Good sleep can also be very therapeutic during a migraine attack and may often help terminate the attack if achievable, particularly in children.

Migraines may keep you from falling asleep or wake you up at night. Consider your preferences, which you know better than anyone, which can encourage you to fell asleep. There can’t be anything better than an exciting book, soothing music, and a warm bath. 

Avoid heavy meals and caffeine, which can interfere with sleep. Also, it is not recommended to smoke or drink alcohol before going to bed. 

  • Pay attention to proper nutrition

How to stop migraines by eating healthy food? Without any doubt, eating junk food will affect your health condition sooner or later. You should realize that a headache can act as a signal to change something, as your eating habits can influence your migraines. 

  • Be consistent. Eat at about the same time every day.
  • Don’t skip meals. Fasting increases the risk of migraines.
  • Avoid migraine triggers. By the way, despite the proper nutrition is good, in that case, not every healthy product may be helpful to get rid of migraine. Can dairy cause headaches? Yes, even though it sounds strange. We want to note that such products as aged cheese, chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol are migraine triggers, which you should avoid while looking for a diet to treat your headache.

Despite that caffeine is a popular point in the list of causes of a headache, a small amount may ease a migraine individually. Caffeine is also present in some migraines drugs. But, too much caffeine may cause a migraine. It may also lead to a severe caffeine withdrawal headache.

  • Apply a hot or cold compress. 

Place the compress across your forehead or the back of your neck. “Many of my patients prefer a cold compress,” says Lawrence C. Newman, MD, director of the Division of Headache at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City.

Ice can have a numbing effect. “It detracts the brain from the migraine,” says Good. “You’re stimulating other nerve endings where you’re putting the compress.”

Some people may prefer a warm compress, Dr. Newman says. Heat can help relax tense muscles. You may also try taking a warm bath or shower.

Get rid of causes of a headache

Get rid of causes of a headache

  • Ignore the stress
  1. Treat your life simpler. No one will deny that adult life is stressful, but you should admit the rules of life and try to take joy in simply exciting. 
  2. Make a pause. Take a break during your working hours and have a walk or rest in the bed. The better the rest time, the more productive your working process will be.  
  3. Search for positive. Remember that you can change what you do, but you can’t hide from what you want. Allow time to do something you love for at least one hour every day. It could be playing a game, having a drink with the closest friend, or pursuing a hobby. While doing something you love, you forget about everything, including stress and pressure. 
  • Stop living a passive life

How to help migraine with sports? At first, you should admit that inactivity can be a reason for headaches, as a sedentary lifestyle can weaken your muscles, making you more susceptible to injury and headache pain. Poor posture and lack of exercise can cause stress, increasing your risk of headaches.

In the list of causes of a headache, obesity also matters, increasing the risk of chronic headaches. It is essential to maintain a healthy weight through exercise and diet to provide additional benefits in managing migraines.

Get in touch with a doctor to choose the best activity, which will suit your lifestyle and dont affect your health. Anyway, jogging, swimming, or cycling will meet everyone’s needs and help you achieve a balance between sports and work. Don’t overestimate your abilities and exercise gradually, as very vigorous exercise may provoke migraines.

  • Quit bad habits

Tobacco acts as a precipitating factor for headaches, specifically migraines, new research suggests. This is indicated in a study that shows that smokers have more migraine attacks and that smoking more than five cigarettes a day triggers headache. The work has appeared in the Journal of Headache and Pain.

According to the National Headache Institute, the nicotine in cigarettes is the leading cause because it constricts the blood vessels in your brain, leading to less blood flow to the brain and the surrounding tissues, which can cause a migraine attack or directly cause head pain.

When to worry about a headache

When to worry about a headache

Because there is no exact treatment for a Migraine, you should keep a record of your pain and find an answer on how to help migraine in your case. But if you are concerned about your health condition according to the more frequent headaches, don’t waste your time and make an appointment to discuss it with a specialist.

Anyway, you should be responsible for all types of headaches, leading to more severe disease than a migraine. You have to see your doctor immediately if you have a headache with a fever, double vision, trouble speaking, or any other symptoms, which seem to be uncharacteristic of a migraine.

Also, you have to monitor your health condition after a head injury, especially if the headache worsens, which is especially necessary with unusual types of headaches in old age.

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Edward Medina
Edward Medina
15:34 30 Jun 22
Just such an amazing staff that makes you feel like part of their family. I’ve been going there for over 5 years now... and each visit I get the very best care and treatments that I have ever received in the 20+ years that I’ve been dealing with severe debilitating migraines. Since i started seeing them the number of my migraines has dropped from 15-20 a month to 2-3 every 3 month. I highly recommend them …they will change your life!read more
Daneisha Johnson
Daneisha Johnson
22:20 19 May 22
Dr. Askari was very kind and explained everything so I could understand. The other staff were nice as well. I would... have gave 5 stars but I was a little taken aback when I checked in and had to pay 600.00 upfront. I think that should have been discussed in a appointment confirmation call or email just so I could have been prepared.read more
Jean Cooper
Jean Cooper
16:54 29 Apr 22
I love the office staff they are friendly and very helpful. Dr. JODIE is very caring and understanding to your needs... and wants to help you. I will go back. would recommend Dr. Dr. Jodie to other Patients in a heart beat. The team works well together.read more
Linda M
Linda M
19:40 02 Apr 22
I was obviously stressed, needing to see a neurologist. The staff was so patient and Dr. Ansari was so kind. At one... point he told me to relax, we have time, when I was relaying my history of my condition. That helped ease my stress. I have seen 3 other neurologists and he was the only one who performed any assessment tests on my cognitive and physical skills. At one point I couldn't complete two assessments and got upset and cried. I was told, it's OK. That's why you're here. I was truly impressed, and super pleased with the whole experience!read more
Leslie Durham
Leslie Durham
15:05 01 Apr 22
I've been coming here for about 5 years. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and knowledgeable. The Doctors are the absolute... best!! Jodie Moore is always in such a great mood which is a plus when you are already stressed. Highly recommendedread more
Monica Del Bosque
Monica Del Bosque
14:13 25 Mar 22
Since my first post my thoughts have changed here. It's unfortunate. My doctor and PA were great, but the office staff... is horrible. They never call you back when they say they will, they misinform you, they cause you too much stress wondering what's going on, they don't keep you posted. They never answer the phone. At this point I've left four messages in the last week, and I have sent three messages. Twice from their portal and one direct email. No response. My appointment is on Monday morning at 8:30am, no confirmation on my insurance and what's going on. What the heck is going on, this is ridiculous!I've given up... the stress her office staff has put me through is just not worth it. You can do so much better, please clean house, either change out your office staff, or find a way for them to be more efficient please. You have to do something. This is not how you want to run your practice. It leaves a very bad impression on your business.read more
Ron Buckholz
Ron Buckholz
23:32 23 Mar 22
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this visit! It took me a long time to get the appointment scheduled because no... one answers your phones EVER! After a month, I finally got in, and your staff was warm, friendly, and I was totally impressed! I feel like you will take care of my needs!read more
Steve Nabavi
Steve Nabavi
16:28 16 Mar 22
It was a nice visit. Happy staff doing all they can do to comfort the patients in a very calming environment. You ask... me they are earned a big gold star on the fridge. My only complaint they didn't give me any cookies.read more
Katie Lewis
Katie Lewis
16:10 10 Feb 22
Had very positive appointments with Jodie and Dr. Sheth for my migraine care. Jodie was so fast with the injections and... has so much valuable info. I started to feel light headed during checkout and the staff was SO helpful—giving me a chair, water, and taking me into a private room until I felt better. Highly recommend this practice for migraine patients, they know what they’re doing!!read more
Joshua Martinez
Joshua Martinez
16:02 10 Dec 21
I was scheduled to be checked and just want to say that the staff was fantastic. They were kind and helpful. I was... asked many questions related to what was going on and not once did I feel as though I was being brushed off. The front desk staff was especially great in assisting me. I'm scheduled to go back for a mri and am glad that I'll be going there.read more
Isabel Ivy
Isabel Ivy
21:42 03 Nov 21
I had such a good experience with Lone Star Neurology, Brent my MRI Tech was so awesome and made sure I was very... comfortable during the appointment. He gave me ear plugs, a pillow, leg support and blanket, easiest MRI ever lol 🤣 My 72 hour EEG nurse Amanda was also so awesome. She made sure I was take care of over the 3 days and took her time with the electrodes to make sure it was comfortable for me! Paige was also a huge help in answering all my questions when it came to my test results, and letting me know her honest opinions about how I should go forth with my treatment.read more
Leslie Luce
Leslie Luce
17:37 20 Oct 21
The professionalism and want to help attitude of this office was present from the moment I contacted them. The follow... up and follow through as well as their willingness to find a way to schedule my dad was above and beyond. We visited two offices in the same day with the same experience. I am appreciative of this—we spend a lot of time with doctors and this was top notch start to finish.read more
robert Parker
robert Parker
16:38 16 Apr 21
I love going to this office. The staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor is great. I am getting the best... neurological tests and treatment I have ever had. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because it is impossible to reach a live person at the office to reschedule appointments. Every time I have tried to get through to the office it says all people are busy and I am sent to a voicemail. If they could get their phone answering fixed, I would give them a strong 5 stars.read more
MaryAnn Hornbaker
MaryAnn Hornbaker
00:26 25 Feb 21
Dr. Harney is an excellent Dr. I found him friendly , personable and thorough. I evidently am an unusual case. ... Therefore he spent a Hugh amount of time educating me. He even gave me literature to further explain my condition and how to follow up. This is something you rarely get from your doctors. So I am more than please with my doctor and his staff.read more
Roger Arguello
Roger Arguello
03:05 29 Jan 21
Always courteous, professional. The staff is very friendly and always work with you to find the best appointment time.... The care team has been great. Always taking the time to listen to your concerns and to find the best treatment.read more
Margaret Rowland
Margaret Rowland
01:12 27 Jan 21
I have been a patient at Lone Star Neurology for several years. Now both my adult daughters also are patients there. I... love Jodie. She is always so prompt whether it is a teleamed call are a visit in the office. She takes the time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. I am so blessed to have Jodie as my doctor.read more
Susan Miller
Susan Miller
03:01 13 Jan 21
My husband had an accident 5 years ago and Lone Star Neurology has been such a blessing to us with my husbands care.... Jodie Moore is his provider and she is amazing! Jodie is very knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She takes her time with you, making sure your needs are met and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. Lone Star Neurology’s patients are very lucky to have Jodie providing their care. Thank you Lone Star Neurology and especially Jodie for everything you have done for us. Jodie, you are the best!read more
Windalyn C
Windalyn C
01:32 09 Jan 21
Jodie is wonderful. She is very caring and knowledgeable. I have been to over a dozen neurologists, and none were able... to help me as much as they have here. Thanks!read more
Katie Kordel
Katie Kordel
00:40 09 Jan 21
Jodi Moore, nurse practitioner, is amazing. I have suffered from frequent, debilitating headaches for almost 20 years.... She has provided the best proactive and responsive care I have ever received. My quality of life has been greatly improved by her caring approach and tenacity in finding solutions.read more
Ellie Natsis
Ellie Natsis
15:41 07 Jan 21
I have had the best experience at this neurologist's office! For over a year I have been receiving iv treatments here... each month and my nurse, Bobbie is beyond wonderful!! She's so attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and detail oriented. She makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more pleasant and definitely puts me at ease! She also helps me with my insurance,ordering this specialty medication and dealing with the ordering process which is no easy feat.Needless to say, she goes above a beyond in every way and I'm so grateful to this office and to Bobbie for all they do for me!read more
Matt Morris
Matt Morris
15:39 07 Jan 21
Let me start by saying that I have been coming here for years. Due to my autoimmune disease, I am in this office... once every three weeks for multiple hours at a time. The office is very clean and the staff very friendly. My only complaint would be there communication via phone. They aren't the best at responding if you leave a voicemail and expect a call back. I understand that this is prob just due to the sheer number of alls they receive daily. What I can say I like the best about the office are the people. Bobby who handles my infusions is great. I never have any issues with her setting up my infusions. She is very quick to reply to messages sent via text and if she were to leave then my whole opinion of the office may change. I also enjoy people like Matt, Lauren, and Jodi. I appreciate all that they do for me and without this team I'm not sure I would be as happy as I am to visit the office as frequently as I have to. Please ensure that these folks are recognized as they are what makes my visit to this office so tolerable :).read more
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