How to Prevent Migraine Attacks
How to Prevent Migraine Attacks? I learned in my research is to keep a “headache diary.” You must record the severity of your attack and the food you consumed prior to the attack. Lets look at a few key strategies:
- Maintaining a schedule. You must eat at the same time each day. And keep a consistent sleep schedule as well.
- Using Vitamin Supplements. Recommended supplement used would consist of Vitamin E (consult your doctor for dosage), Vitamin B-2 (400 milligrams a day), B-6 (50 milligrams a day). Because Vitamin supplements help to stabilize your levels of “estrogen” and “serotonin.
- A time for “nurturing.” During this time you maybe listen to some music, read, play with your pet, etc. Anything you find enjoyable and relaxing.
- Relaxation Technique. Things such as Yoga, meditation, deep breathing, etc. (1) Deep Breathing: Loosen your clothing and sit in a quiet place. Breathe in as you count to five, then out to the count of five. While silent repeat to yourself, “Breath in relaxation, breath out tension.” (2) Biofeedback: With this relaxation, you are hooked up to a mechanical unit that measures skin temperature of muscular tension. As you do the process more, you will be able to raise the temperature or loosen the muscle. The purpose with either one, whether it is the raising temperature or loosen the muscle, your body will relax. (3) A traveling tip: When you are traveling, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to pack. Don’t carry heavy bags using a neck or shoulder strap. And avoid using alcohol during your flight.
- Exercise Regularly. Physical exercise will relieve your stress and boosts your level of “endorphins,” which is the body’s pain relieving chemicals in your body. Exercise should be done at a minimum of at least three times a week. In order to increase your stress level.