How do I live with Migraines?

Migraines can affect your quality of life in a negative way.  The first thing you need to do is find out why you are getting migraines.  Your migraine is there for a reason and you need to get to the source of the pain in order to treat the pain correctly.

There is not just one test to test for migraines.  The first step is to talk with your GP about your medical history and life style to ascertain if these are the cause of migraines.  It is best to keep a diary of your migraines which includes the following:

  • How often your migraines happen;
  • How long they are present for;
  • If they followed an activity;
  • How it effects your every-day life; and
  • If you have a family history of migraines.

This will assist to discover the cause of your migraines.  You may have a CRT, MRI or EEG to rule out physical problems in your brain that may be causing your migraines.

If you find that migraines follow an event, is it possible to avoid or alter that event?

Exercise, stretching, meditation, acupuncture, massage, or medication may assist in preventing or relieving migraines.  Different strategies work for different people.

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