How to recover from Migraine headache : a personal experience


Over 39% population in world suffers Migraine headache and it has no cure yet in medical science , the only solution is lifestyle correction which can reduce the impact on life.

Various articles cover scientific reason behind Migraine Headache , however i am writing my personal experience how i struggle through the migraine pain and overcome to reduce its frequency from 2-3 times a week to 1-2 time in a month without medicines many times .

















Why Migraine headache occurs ? 


Possible cause of migraines are due to fluctuations in blood flow to the brain.. On further studies it is identified that chemical compounds and hormones, such as serotonin and estrogen, often play a role in pain sensitivity for migraine sufferers.

Migraine pain happens due to waves of activity by groups of excitable brain cells which triggers serotonin, to narrow blood vessels. 

Serotonin is a chemical necessary for communication between nerve cells. It can cause narrowing of blood vessels throughout the body.When serotonin or estrogen levels change, the result for some is a migraine.

What triggers Migraine headache ?

Fluctuation in blood flow to brain caused by multiple reasons which varies person to person but most common of them listed below ..

  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Indigestion of food due to over eating or higher spice level
  • Changes in Food timings or lack of protein in food , eating stale food
  • Inadequate Sleep during golden hours (2-4 AM) , oversleep (more than 9 Hrs)
  • Stress or lack of physical activity , Over thinking
  • Continuous exposure to computer screens 
  • Certain allergic foods (for me it Capsicum , Hot chocolate , High Caffeine)
  • Weeping for long time
How it feels during migraine stroke ? 

During Migraine strokes , at initial stage mild pain sensed on left half of the head near back neck which travels slowly towards sinus region. It gives extreme pain and nausea feeling when in midway where fluctuation of blood vessels at their peak.

Headache in other regions such as on right half of the head is possibly due to stomach ache , acidity , viral fever or various other reasons than migraine and it is short term in nature also less painful.  

Duration of the Migraine pain ranges from 4 Hrs to 12 Hrs or more sometime.



Planing to overcome Migraine headache  ..

1. Make a note  

Good practice to note down date time of the headache when it started and ended , calculate its duration , what change happened in lifestyle caused this or triggers , medicine you took , stroke level (mild/major) , what change you look in future to avoid it.

List of these notes will significantly important for own reference and for practitioner.It helps to derive the cause , symptoms and solution to overcome.

2. Not TO-DO List   

Notes made for various strokes appeared in past gives good insight of whats happening wrong. Generally 8-10 episode list is good enough to make a fair judgement.

List the changes that triggered the Migraine add it to the list called Not TO-DO List.

3. Analyze 

Keep making notes about your migraine episodes and analyse it for its duration changes. Also track the changes mentioned in Not TO-DO List are carried out successfully and its effect.

Remedies to reduce Migraine headache ..

Listing down remedies that helped me in past to overcome the migraine pain sometime with medicine or without it. benefit level % suggests approx. success rate of reduction of pain. 



1. Apply Gels/Balm containing Camphor ,Menthol on forehead and back neck (benefit 60%)

2. Deep Feet's in Hot Water tub for at least 5-10 Min  (benefit 50%)

3. Drink Warm Water every 2-3 hrs (benefit 60%) or once along with aspirin (benefit 70%) 

4. Take medicine tablet including content FLUNARIZINE after dinner , practitioner may suggest every day but can be taken regularly 1-2 days prior when episode day is near.  (benefit 90%)

5. In SoS , heavy Migraine headache , take tablet with content Paracetamol / Acetaminophen(650.0 Mg) (benefit 98%)

6. Follow Not TO-DO list (benefit 100%)


Good Luck ! Have Migraine Free Life !!!

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