Migraine - Relief

Do self-care measures give you relief from your migraine headaches? What do you do?

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What self-care treatment measures work for migraines?

Individuals who experience migraines can play a significant role in managing their headache frequency and severity. Keeping track of when migraines occur by using a headache diary can help identify patterns which precede a migraine, as well as help identify factors which contribute to the development of the headache. Once these contributing factors are known, lifestyle modifications can lessen their impact. These modifications may include maintaining a regular schedule for eating and sleeping, as well as avoiding certain foods that might trigger a migraine. Keeping well hydrated may be beneficial, since dehydration has been identified as a migraine trigger for some patients. Regular exercise has been shown to be helpful to prevent migraine headaches. Relaxation strategies and meditation have also been recognized as effective strategies to prevent migraines and decrease headache severity.

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