Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Works for me Wednesday!!

It's Works for Me Wednesday! Today is a conglomeration of tips for dealing with migranes. Mostly because it's what I'm doing today. I had a headache most of the day yesterday- the dull aching though- not the infernal throbbing.... until this morning. Unfortunately staying in bed wasn't an option since Child #1 had to go to school- and I had to take her. So to school we went and then came home and took some drugs, and had a diet cherry vanilla dr. pepper and put Child #4 to bed and put on a movie for children #2 and 3. Then I laid back down. Dozed until they needed another movie, lather, rinse, repeat. Unfortunately they decided they needed lunch- which is why I'm up again. I'd forgotten about my Bath and Body Works Headache relief kit- which is what I'm trying now. It's peppermint cream for your temples and neck, and a lavandar essential oil eye mask. I'm rubbing the cream on and as soon as all children are once again napping I'll be using the eye mask. I hope it works- I really do. And if it does then I'll be happy dancing.. well, cleaning, but you know.

caffinated beverage (seriously- check out that link)
more drugs
peppermint cream
eye mask

I hope it works for me!


sheri said...

Good luck! You know I can commiserate w/you on these! Unfortunately for me, not a single thing works except prescription drugs. Look on the bright least you're not puking every 1/2 hour for 8 hours straight! Wahoo!
Seriously...I hope it goes away ASAP.

Amber said...

Woo! That final nap with the face mask seems to have done it. I still have 'post migraine hangover' but at least the pain is gone! What works for you?

janice said...

Ooohhhh - I am with you!!!
I get migraines to, but since I was on depo-provera (which my pain specialist almost forced me to go on since mine were hormone realated and i was ill for 12-14 days a month STRAIGHT with migraines - ya NOT FUN) they have been much better.

I still get headaches, but not the - turn off all the lights, lie very still with cool pack on eyes,inject myself with presc. drugs and pray for it to end - kinds.

Now mine can be helped with antiflammatory presc., cool packs, naps and COKE - the caffeinated kind!! YES IT IS TRUE!!!! It is the ONLY time I drink pop. I get me some lemon and a regular Coke and I am on my way - with some real meds too of course. But it is a critical part of the equation!!

thanks for sharing!!

Nettie said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Thankfully, I don't get these. But my grandmother, who did, kicked them with Excedrin and, yep, caffinated beverages.

Alissa said...

the only thing that ever works for me for those is sleep. lots and lots and lots. and no light.

Tiff said...

Bless your heart! I too get migranes and it is usually those types of things that help! Hope you are feeling better!