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Snowed in, got a migraine, paracetomol doesn't get rid, close to tears. What can I do please?
Oh you poor poor thing. Do you have any other painkillers (may not help, but worth a try) You can take Ibuprofen or aspirin alongside the paracetamol. Worth trying a neighbour if you can get that far but can't get to shops? If you don't have the adult variety check if you have any for the dcs and take a bigger dose (but make sure it isn't an od!)
Sometimes I find that once in the "grip" of a migraine then nothing will help, it just has to pass and I sleep as much as possible. Some people find a warm (or cool) flannel on the forehead helps marginally, but it won't cure it obviously.
Personally I don't eat but sometimes a sugary drink helps a tiny bit (proper cola to wash tablets down, or a sugary warm squash?) If you don't have anything like that again maybe a neighbour?
Do you have young dcs to look after? If so can anyone help with them? Hope it passes soon, really feel for you.
I am never sure what I can take as I have asthma and often the pharmacist won't sell me some things. We have a fairly well stocked first aid box so I could look. DH is here and I have come upstairs to get some peace. I feel pretty fed up tbh. We are completely snowed in, my food delivery has been cancelled and I am running out of food for me and the kids are desperate to go sledging but it is too deep and the nearest place is the top of a hill so too dangerous. I wonder if it is a stress migraine as I am also waiting on some news and that is never fun, is it?
I have to take 4 tablets a day as it is so I am nervous of adding to them iyswim in case they cause a bad reaction.
Stand in shower with jets targeted on the back of your neck if you can bear it.. Relaxing the neck muscles can really help.. Otherwise - bed and sleep is the only thing I can think of that might help.. Poor you..
I have suffered from migraines for years as has my dad, both of us find very strong coffee helps, and even halts migraine if got early enough. I do need it when the headache begins. May be worth a try. I never had triggers as such, they were hormonal (always got them at oestrogen drop in pill free week when on pill, and had them 10 weeks of each of my 2 pregnancies). Caffeine I believe though am not medical/pharmaceutical, dilates blood vessels, I believe migraine constricts them. Good luck. Migraines are just awful.
Penelope - yes I do,and I am often physically drained still the next day. (like I have a serious hangover)
My migraines were terrible when I was pregnant with DS2, I was also very aneamic - I was later told that Migraines can be symptom of aneamia so get yourself tested for that, as you say they are something new.
Also have you recently had a coil fitted? I ask because I had a copper coil after DS2 and had almighty periods (sorry if TMI) very heavy & long & serious PMT - all things I had never suffered with before. I also had migraines for the week before, during & after my period. Pure hell especially if you add in having two children under two to deal with as well.
The GP said it was all Hormonal from recently having a baby & my body "settling" and wouldn't have it that it was coil related but after 3 months I had had enough and had it out. The migraines and everything else stopped that day!