8 Tips For Dealing With And Treating Your Migraines

Last week, Kanye West went to the hospital for a severe migraine. Some people were all “Why would you go to a hospital for a migraine? It’s just a headache.” And those people would be very wrong. If you’ve never had a migraine, consider yourself extremely #blessed because migraines make you feel like your head is being crushed by a mountain.

I got my first migraine when I was 13 and used to get them 4-5 times a month. Migraines were one of the reasons I went on birth control at such a young age because my doctors thought they were caused by my hormones. While birth control did help a little, I was still getting migraines every few weeks. There was no rhyme or reason as to when I’d get them. My doctors ruled out hormones and tested my ocular nerves but couldn’t find a problem there either. Basically, I get migraines a lot and no one knows why. It’s common for most migraine sufferers to not know the direct cause since there are so many from hormones to weather to stress. They also have a ton of triggers which can change with age and your environment.

Migraines are super painful and can last for days. Along with being the worst headache you’ve ever had, they’re accompanied light spots, nausea, vomiting and light and sound sensitivity. They’re horrible, but you can get rid of them! (Not cure them, just treat them.) You just have to be diligent about taking care of yourself:

 
Have you ever had a migraine? What do you do to treat migraines? Tell us in the comments!
 
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  • Chloe

    I’ve been getting migraines since a little girl, it really takes over your life. I’ve had to miss out on alot because of these horrible headaches I’ve tried everything, until I was online researching different migraine products and I came across a ad for MIRAGRALX sold at Walgreens and cvs and it really works my migraines are relieved on 20-30 mins tops also I dont get nauseated!! It’s definitely gods gift!

  • Kayleigh

    I get migraines frequently and can usually tell if I’m about to get them because I get drastically tired. As you said, I’ve gone to doctors and could never really pinpoint what caused them, but when a family friend recommended a migraine pain reliever Goodies it was a life saver. Granted, the white powder form it comes it looks a bit strange as a high school student, but my friends and I get a good laugh when I say I have to take my Goodies 🙂