Top tips to help with Headaches.
While dealing with Endometriosis, I have always tried to look for a natural remedy first. Like many, I sometimes get nasty hormonal headaches. Over time I have come up with some top tips to help with headaches. I thought I would share some of them with you all, in case you have been suffering as well.
My first step in dealing with headaches is figuring out which type it might be. I ask myself the following questions:
- On a scale from 1 to 10, how bad is it?
- Is something stressful making it worse?
- Have I been drinking enough water?
- Did I get enough sleep?
- Is it possible I ate something that was a trigger for me?
- Do I have tension/soreness in my neck or shoulders?
Common types of Headaches
Tension Headache. Usually, this feels like pain all over. Think of your head feeling for its being squeezed with a rubber band. Sometimes there is tension or soreness in the neck/shoulder area. Stress often makes it worse. Some helpful tips:
– Hot Shower or Bath with Epsom Salt
– Cool rag on the forehead with some Lavender Essential Oil
– Good Night Lotion or Muscle Ease applied.
– Rest and stress-reducing activities.
The “Lacking Something” Headache. You might feel pain behind your eyes, or in one small location. Often made worse by lack of sleep, too much caffeine, or mild dehydration. May even be brought on by overindulging in unhealthy foods or trigger foods. Some tips to try:
– Take a short nap or just rest.
– Drink filtered water (rehydrate).
– Cool rag on the forehead with some Peppermint Essential oil.
-10-20 drops of Pain Potion. This natural remedy is loaded with pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory herbs to help calm swelling in the body.
-10-20 drops of Liver Love.
Migraines are usually the headaches I get.
The Migraine. Often severe and one-sided, it can come on quickly. It is usually associated with auras, light sensitivity, and sound sensitivity. Some may experience nausea and vomiting. Migraines are the type of headaches I get right before my menstrual cycle, I have found these remedies helpful:
– Cool rag on the forehead, back of the neck.
– Peppermint Essential oil on the forehead, temples, and back of the neck.
– Rest in a quiet, darkroom.
– 10-20 drops of Pain Potion.
– 10 to 20 drops of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Extract. This herbal extract helps to calm the body, reduce inflammation and support the immune system.
I stay aware of the foods that I am eating, focusing on whole foods. Staying well-hydrated, getting a good night’s rest, and physical activity to help with stress is key.
Nutrition is a big key to keeping us healthy and strong. If you are interested in how food can help, check out What does eating healthy mean with Endometriosis.
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