My head hurts

I have a headache, so why you ma ask am I sitting in front of my laptop? Well because I didn’t get chance to watch this week’s Zero Punctuation review yet and i’ll be damned if anything gets in between me and that bitter, crazy english man.

I’ve suffered from migraine for a ling time, since I was about 12 or so. Ranging from headache with blurred vision to full on hemiplegic migraine (not cool).  So if like me you have had to endure this I researched a few different remedies to try and shake them off or possibly prevent them. Should be useful with the exams coming up.

Apples

One forum suggests that eating apples can help to relieve migraine and insists that when over the counter medicine doesn’t help Granny Smith will.

Vinegar

At least three people on the site suggested that vinegar has helped them to recover from their migraine: “An old fashioned remedy for any headache was to soak a piece from a brown paper bag with cider vinegar and apply it to the forehead. Something about breathing the fumes helps in some cases, anyway”.

Avoid Carbs

Stodgy carbohydrates sugar and caffeine are all triggers for migraine

B Vitamins

B Vitamins are good for warding off migraines. In particular, vitamins B2, B3 and B6. Migraines have also been liked to a deficiency in magnesium. Black beans, soy milk, oysters, whole grain breads, nuts, halibut and spinach are all rich in magnesium. Regular headaches can also be a sign of iron deficiency and anaemia.

How to get through a particularly bad migraine

1. Get warm. If there’s one thing i learned it’s that feeling cold only makes it more frustrating and unpleasent. Throw on comfortable clothes or lie in bed.

2. Stay away from light. there’s nothing worse than having to put up with head pain and eye pain. It only makes you feel sicker.

3. Take deep breaths, make sure you get plenty of fresh air. Take a nap but leave the window open.

4. Try not to think about it too much. I know it sounds crazy but I know from experience that lying around feeling sorry for yoursef makes it worse.

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About Jane Ward

I’m finally getting around to updating this section. I’m a recent Journalism graduate, and love flexing my writing muscles by updating this blog. I’ve had a fair bit of work published in a number of publications including student magazines and also in the national press. This blog isn’t the most serious one in the world as you may have noticed, it’s mostly for fun but I do try and post as much serious work as I can. More recently I’ve been involved in music journalism as it’s always been a passion of mine. I’m always open to submissions so if you have a demo or anything you’d like reviewed or previewed I’ll gladly post something. Hope you enjoy the blog
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3 Responses to My head hurts

  1. The Phantom Lord says:

    “Avoid Carbs

    Stodgy carbohydrates sugar and caffeine are all triggers for migraine

    B Vitamins

    B Vitamins are good for warding off migraines. In particular, vitamins B2, B3 and B6. Migraines have also been liked to a deficiency in magnesium. Black beans, soy milk, oysters, whole grain breads, nuts, halibut and spinach are all rich in magnesium. Regular headaches can also be a sign of iron deficiency and anaemia. ”

    This is just generic, all-purpose health-shop quakery. Carbs, refined sugar, alcohol and caffeine are the root of all evil. Drinking soy milk is as good as suckling on nature’s own tit, the fountain of all healing.

    I am skeptical.

  2. ciara says:

    Quit ur whingin and get off the computer! haha

  3. worddreams says:

    As one Headache sufferer to another, no one understands us like each other. I get everything you say. It’s all true, right down to the food (though mine are different). The less I eat the better my headaches. My current effort is to eat once a day, at dinner. That way I can just go to sleep.

    I borrowed your dog image (but I gave you credit).

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