Migraine Relief

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During my senior year in undergrad, 2011, I began suffering from migraine headaches. I hadn’t experienced them previously and had no family history of them. Initially, I had no clue that it was a migraine headache. I assumed it was normal headache and decided to take Ibuprofen to make it go away. Unfortunately, it didn’t work, so I decided to Google headaches and saw that some of the symptoms I was experiencing matched those of a migraine headache. I went to the store and bought Excedrin Migraine medicine and found relief using it. Fast forward to a few years later….the Excedrin still relieved me from headaches, but I started noticing that I would experience nausea after taking. After a brief Google search, I found some natural ways to relieve migraine headaches and decided to try some. The first thing I tried was caffeinated coffee. I noticed that if I drank some in the morning, I wouldn’t experience a migraine at all during the day. Also, if I drank some when I experience a headache, it would go away about five minutes after I drank it. So, I began drinking a cup or two every morning. Unfortunately, I have a low tolerance for caffeine and would feel jittery throughout the day. I hated the feeling and decided to find another alternative. I remembered reading that green tea is good for migraines as well and decided to try it. I purchased some organic green tea. It had a smaller dose of caffeine than the coffee did, so I was able to drink it without feeling jittery. For me, the green tea starts to relieve my migraines anywhere from five to ten minutes after drinking it. So for now, I’m going to continue using organic green tea to relieve my migraine headaches. The key ingredient in stopping the headache is the caffeine. If you’ve found these methods to be useful or have any suggestions then comment and let me know!

Jessica

5 Comments

  1. My Brain on Tyramine

    I’m glad you found something. Caffeine helps me too, but I can’t have tea because it is fermented. Five to ten minutes to relief is pretty awesome.

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