The migraine fairy
I ended my work day today with the familiar flashing lights, and knew I had about fifteen minutes to get to some assistance before my speech and vision went to stupids-ville. Luckily, Thursday is lift-to-work day, so within five minutes I was in a car and on my way home.
I'd read about a new trick to try with migraine. (I already take a tablet each day as a prevention: it has reduced the frequency and the severity already....I get one about every six weeks now, and it lasts around six to eight hours.)
This 'trick' involves placing a freezer pack on the back of the neck while getting your hands and feet really warm.
When you're in pain, you will genuinely try most things, and I have to report that it worked!
I went straight to bed when I got home, but had a freezer pack on the back of my neck.
The rest of me was warm.
I managed to doze.
Within three hours, the migraine had abated to a headache: visuals and nausea gone!
I'll certainly be trying this trick again next time I'm bitten by the migraine fairy.
Hope this tip can benefit you or someone you care about.