Migraine Treatment And Prevention At The Workplace
Majority of people struggle with migraines. Migraines can be painful and debilitating when at work. It can be challenging to do things when you are experiencing pain, feel nauseated and are sensitivity to light. There are certain ways to prevent and treat migraines. Below are tips on how to balance your pain and job.
Migraines are severe headaches and have many symptoms that separate it from common headaches. Migraines come in four stages. Prodrome is the first stage that happens within the first two days before you get a migraine. The symptoms include constipation, stiffness of the neck, frequent yawning, food cravings and mood swings. You may also experience increased urination and thirst.
Stage two can occur before or after the migraine. However, majority of the people dont experience this stage. The symptoms are vision loss, feeling as if someone is touching you, weak muscles and wavy vision.
The attack is the third stage where you experience the actual migraine. The symptoms include blurred vision, pain on both sides of the head, light headedness, nausea, blurred vision and throbbing pain.
Post-drome is the fourth stage that happens after a migraine. The symptoms are being moody, weak, confused and dizzy. Post-drome lasts for about 24 hours.
There are some situations which trigger migraines. The most common ones are hormonal changes, certain foods, beverages such as alcohol, high levels of stress, sensory stimuli like bright light, sleep changes, environmental changes and extreme physical exertion. Migraines can also be caused by some birth control pills.
Some people are prone to migraines than others. Women especially in their reproductive age are more likely to experience migraines than men. Also, those who have a history of migraines in their family have a high probability of experiencing them.
First, to prevent migraines you have to know what triggers them. Take note of when and what triggers the migraines. After knowing the triggers, you need to stay away from them. There are several things you can do to prevent migraines when at work. They include; sticking to a consistent sleeping and eating schedule, supplement with minerals such as magnesium, learning relaxation techniques, adjust your desk to have a good sitting posture and consider working with a chiropractor to know more about spine alignment.
One can do anything to prevent migraines. However, you cannot avoid them at times. There are treatments that are effective. You can take medications that relieve pain such as ibuprofen. CBD oil is a natural remedy for minimizing pain and inflammation. If possible avoid using the computer and reduce screen brightness.
You also need to try and relax by doing a few stretches, talking a walk in order to relax your muscles and minimize stress. It is advisable that you talk to your boss and let them know that you get migraines. This way they will be able to understand your migraines.