Recovering From These Are a *****

I have cluster headaches and migraines.  Triggers are all over - but pretty normal (perfume / dehydration / certain foods / time of month / etc.)

They come on with auras (mine are olefactory and visual). Then comes the massive headache, nausea, and the lingering feeling and pain. 

I'm getting over a long one - and light is STILL too bright for me, drinking lots of water and the migraine meds. These are the worst for me - I can not function when I take them.  

This was triggered by dehydration and stress (I drink LOTS of water each day - dehydration is one of my triggers) . I can fix the water, and try to cut down on the stress - but damn it is hard.

MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
36-40, F
2 Responses Feb 26, 2009

No - I haven't tried that, but I will. I'd rather try that then the meds - they really knock me out, and it takes forever to recover for the aftermath.

Have you tried Epsom salt bath? They work wonders. The secret is to lay in a warm bath tub, and when it gets cold just add a few more hot water. It has to be warm not hot. Then you need someone or yourself to massage the areas most triggered by your migraine. For me its the back of the neck, so i work that up until most of the pain goes away. Its a painful process but eventually you'll get more and more brutal on yourself that it disappears. sit in there for at least 30 minutes and just enjoy yourself. Yeah i too suffer from a lack of dehydration, so i need to watch out for that..Let me know how it works out for you...