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My stomach gets really bad just when my migraine's wearing off - I take buscopan (IBS medication from supermarkets) and that stops the pain (as bad if not worse sometimes than the migraine) and sitting on the toilet for 3 hours.
Take pills with fizzy caffine drink (e.g. coke) if you can stand the caffine (I know is trigger for some) and it helps the pills act quicker.
Have read a really good book published by Dorling Kindersly called 'Migraine; Your Questions Answered'. They have loads of good advice in it, but the most obvious is...
Do not have carbs (should be wholemeal) by themselves, make sure you eat some protein with it, eg, a small handful of nuts/seeds, a yoghurt, a bit of chese (I like the babybel light!). Also, if you can take an aspirin based painkiller before the actual pain part of the headache starts, you can (hopefully) even abort the attack before it happens. The tips in this book do work, I use them myself.
Hiding under the duvet. They're awful. Having real problems coping with migraines as I have to still care for ds 7mo when I have them - and he gets very whingy when I have them, don't know if having the migraine puts something into my BM to make him so whingy! Or whether it is because I can't really play with him and my tolerance is zero.
Juneybean - not at all, I get those cold gel strips and put them on my forehead, also vapour rub as well is good. Can't take too much codeine as I get horrible codeine hangovers that are as bad as the original migraine...
visit an osteopath. Mine used to be hideous but from when iI started seeing osteopath, who had years ago written a thesis on migraine as he was a sufferer himself, I have seen an improvement beyond my wildest dreams.
Warm Bath (have done this at weird times too), cold gel strips, Ibuprofen and codeine here as well. Tried immigran but doesn't always work. Mind you neither does anything else so retreat to s dark room and get DH or someone else to take the kids away before I end up banging my head against the wall due to the pain and the noise the kids cause. Funnily I seem to start feeling better after vomiting!
I was told by a NIMH (national institute for medicinal herbalists) qualified practitioner that the most effective way is to take it as soon as you feel the headache coming on, in a tincture (i.e. liquid form -beware, its quite bitter though!).
But according to the web you can also take it regularly in a pill or include the leaf in your diet.
There does actually seem to be some science to back this one up.
According to the University of Maryland for example "Several controlled human trials have been conducted using feverfew for migraine prevention and treatment. Overall, these studies suggest that feverfew taken daily as dried leaf capsules may reduce the incidence of attacks in patients who experience long-term migraine headaches" www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/feverfew-000243.htm
You should be able to get it in any decent health food shop, or you can order direct from Baldwins www.baldwins.co.uk as loose leaf, in a capsule, or as a tincture - whichever suits you.
For me a hot water bottle inside my pillow case works wonders - it dilates the blood vessels and eases it off. Plus I take Migraleve if I feel one coming on (but more often that not I 'wake' with mine) Thankfully they're pretty rare for me now