Could exercise really help you prevent migraines? I am a huge proponent of regular exercise as a prophylaxis for migraines. This has been such a “migraine reliever” in my own life.
Let’s talk about exercise for a few minutes.
According to the American Headache Society, regular exercise can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches and migraines. It states that, “When one exercises, the body releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Exercise reduces stress and helps individuals to sleep at night. Stress and inadequate sleep are two migraine triggers.”
Autumn is here – are you suffering with seasonal migraines?
Fall is here! Ah those cooler days and nights that many of us love. Of course, autumn varies from state-to-state and country-to-country. Here in Florida, our fall consists of temperatures in the 80s. Still hot and often muggy. Still, there is also a difference in the morning temperature and as autumn progress, we have less humidity. It’s hard for us in Florida to think that some parts of the U.S. and the world are already experiencing snow – even though it’s only October.
With the arrival of fall pretty most places are experiencing cooler temperatures, less humidity, windier days — and for some migraine sufferers, more migraines and headaches.
Are You Familiar With the Isolation of Chronic Migraine?
Are you intimately aware of that feeling of isolation when it comes to migraines? Have you ever really thought about it before – that you feel isolated and alone when you have a migraine?
I think of the times in the past when I had such excruciating migraines and have had to forego social activities and other types of engagements. Yet, there are also family times in your own home that you can miss out on.
What Happens When the Weather is Bad and that Bad Weather Triggers a Migraine? Recently, those of us in Florida experienced the wrath of Hurricane Irma. We survived, and are truly blessed, as are many of you in the Florida area. Even though the eye of the storm went right over us at 1:00 a.m. that morning, we were less impacted than others in Florida, and we are so grateful.
If like me, you are one of the many of us suffer at the “hands of the weather” with barometric changes, rain, humidity, etc., you know how miserable it is and how hard that type of migraine trigger can be. Do you suffer with this type of trigger? I know how concerned I was knowing that a hurricane was coming our way, that I would be adversely affected by the weather change and would end up with a migraine. Luckily for me, that did not happen. Sometimes it does and at other time, like this one, the weather doesn’t trigger a migraine.
What Dietary Changes Can You Make for Migraine Relief Today? I know I have shared a little of my migraine story with you before….My migraines had become so intense over the past 15 to 20 years that I felt all hope was lost. I was continually missing out on social activities and work, and I just didn’t see an end in sight. I imagine you have probably felt the same way. You are constantly worried that you won’t be able to make some type of social event or that the week will inevitably end with you having had yet another migraine attack that left you feeling fragile, depleted, and worn out. Depression isn’t far out of reach as you are ravaged with pain, and sometimes it feels no one understands.
I’ve definitely been there. It seems as if our lives will never be “normal.” We get so sick and tired of the constant pain and supposed remedies that just don’t work for us.
Do You Really Believe Migraine Relief Is Possible? When I first started suffering with migraines, I was 21. I had just had my first child. Since migraines “run in my family,” I guess it wasn’t surprising when I started getting them too.
When they first began, they were few and far between, and while I saw a doctor and did get some medication, at that point in time, it was more a nuisance-factor in my life. Don’t get me wrong. The pain was severe and they were miserable. I was under a doctor’s care and had to take medications fairly often. However, when I look back on where I eventually wound up, in comparison, my migraines were infrequent and more manageable during that time.