I'm No Rookie

I've been having migraines since I was 5 years old, and I so foolishy was running around my living room and I hit my head on my windowsill and I cracked it open. When I first got them I would scream and cry so loudly it didn't really help me. I have learned that most migraines (well mine, anyway) are triggered by something. Lack of sleep, lack of food, dehydration, too much dairy (I was lactos intolerant when I was a baby, it didn't completely go away), or too much sunlight. I used to get them so often that I have learned how to deal with them. I take an acetamenophin or ibuprofein, whichever is in the house, have a little water and lie down. If its hard to concentrate on relaxing, I try to zone out. Think of a place that relaxes you most, invision every detail in your head, and before you know it, you're fast asleep. Its best not to watch t.v or anything because that just puts stress on your eyes and it doesn't help. If you're having trouble determining if your headaches are regular ones or migraines, here are symptons that I get and most people seem to get aswell.

Blind spots. Things go blurry and almost pixelated, and you lose your peripheral vision. This usually lasts for 10 minutes at the most and is most likely the 1st sign that you are getting a migraine.

You feel lightheaded and have trouble walking, when you do walk you feel like you are watching yourself. I reccomend just sitting or lying down.

You get extremely nauseated very quickly. Take deep breaths to try and control it, and drink water. Trust me, after you throw up, you feel a lot better and it is easier to sleep.

Just another little note, if you lie down for long periods of time (when I get migraines I can be in bed for up to 9 hours), and then you sit up, it might feel like the headache is still there, but it's just the blood rushing from your head. Also, a cold cloth helps reduce the 'pounding' sensation some headaches cause. If you get them a lot, you start to learn how to control them. Everybody is different, I just hope these tips might help you. :)
kaykers kaykers
18-21, F
2 Responses Aug 19, 2007

I've actually never heard the before, but it might just be how one persons body responds to certain smells and sensations, which trigger different things in the body for different people. I'll do a bit of research and then I'll mail you back, or in the meantime, if you get a migraine, smell an apple ;)

I read that the smell of green apples help reduce symptoms..........could that be true?