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migraine recovery tips

(6 Posts)
onepieceoflollipop Tue 02-Sep-08 20:24:06


I had a migraine today, finally after 3 lots of painkillers and some Pepsi I have shifted the worst of the pain. I know what triggered it = funeral yesterday of family member, 6 hours driving, 2 irritable and overexcitable children and then up x3 in the night with the baby.

I am now feeling so lethargic and unmotivated, feel like I have achieved nothing today. I was irritable with my 4 year old today (shouted twice) and just want today to be over. Any tips to speed my recovery.

TheArmadillo Tue 02-Sep-08 20:25:18

take it easy.
Make sure you are drinking plenty and eating regularly.
Try to make sure you get early night and plenty of sleep.

nell12 Tue 02-Sep-08 20:25:22



That is all that will help, I am afraid. Hope you feel better soon smile

onepieceoflollipop Tue 02-Sep-08 20:28:22

Thanks for your kind words.

I used to have several every month, now they are rarer. I always feel really angry that I have "lost" that time iykwim.

reikimarie Thu 04-Sep-08 17:41:24

Well it won't help you immediately but only read today on internet that if you take magnesium supplements (400 mg dose I think) per day it can really help reduce migraines!

Which is just as well, as I have a horrid one this past few days and bought some supplements yesterday to help with constipation (sorry if tmi!) so glad it works for two ailments!!

Good luck, I hate migraines.

thesockmonsterofdoom Thu 04-Sep-08 17:48:04

I think following a migraine you just have to do as little as possible and rest when you can, follow the dc tobed tonight and drink plenty of non caffeine drinks.

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