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Coping With A Migraine Hangover

Alice ThorpeAlice Thorpe
Aug 25, 2017

Alice has been suffering from migraines for over half of her life now and thought she would share with you her tips and tricks on how to deal with what she has named the migraine hangover.

What Is a Migraine Hangover?

So, the migraine hangover is the after effects of having a migraine, and I know a lot of people experience these differently, but I’ve come up with a few little tips on how to deal with them a little bit better and how to get through that post-migraine pain.

Coping Tips For a Migraine Hangover

Don’t Make Sudden Movements, Take It Slow

So, I don’t know about you, but I have such a sore head after a migraine. Any sudden movement just hurts my head a lot, so I make sure to move slowly. It’s almost like I move in slow motion.

When I stand up or when I lay down or anything like that I make sure just to go slowly and just be thoughtful of my head and what it went through the day before.

And I make sure that I don’t do any strenuous exercise or anything that’s going to put any pressure or trauma on my head because I know from experience that that can cause another migraine, which is never any fun.

Eat A Hearty Meal

I also if I’ve been throwing up from a migraine have a sore tummy, and I always found that eating cobs or bread or pasta, something that’s going to soak up any acids or anything that feels kind of uncomfortable in your stomach helps a lot.

So, I always find myself eating bread or like a wrap or a sandwich. Something that is hearty like fruits and stuff also helps. They make you feel a lot better and a lot fresher.

Stay Hydrated

And I also make sure that I stay super hydrated because of me having to throw up and not drinking enough. So, I make sure I have my water bottle by my side, and I drink that throughout the whole day.

Take Extra Medicine

Sometimes if I need to as well, I take some paracetamol or any extra medicine just to take the edge off, any extra pains that I have and any side effects I have from a migraine.

Avoid Straining Your Eyes With Devices

One final thing which I find is essential because I’m a Youtuber and I’m doing a degree that involves me looking at laptops all the time.

I avoid doing too much strenuous work because I know my brain and my body is still recovering from a migraine. I know I’m pretty sensitive and don’t want to encourage another migraine happening, and strain my eyes or my body by doing too much too soon.

So, I think the best way of dealing with a migraine hangover is taking it easy in all aspects. Don’t rush around if you can help it.

Stay Away From Strenuous Activities and Exercises

Don’t do any exercise or strenuous activities. Don’t do anything that involves a lot of concentration that could strain your eyes or your brain. And just try to chill. Take that time to look after your body because you deserve it after having that migraine; I know you do.

Hopefully, that will help the symptoms of the migraine hangover go sooner and then you’ll be back to 100% soon.

I hope those little tips and tricks helped you out. Let me know in the comments down below what you do to aid your migraine hangover. I’d love to hear from you all.

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