How to Get Rid of a Migraine

Woman suffering from a migraine attack

Many people fall victim to an often recurring, excruciating headache. This is referred to as a migraine. The throbbing pain (in most cases on one side of the head) often leads to nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, grave sensitivity to any kind of light and/or sound, blurred and disturbed vision. The pain is unbearable and leaves you immobile for hours and at times, days. If you have migraines frequently, you must be wondering how to get rid of a migraine.

Here are some tips on how to get rid of a migraine:

How to Get Rid of a Migraine

Identify Migraine Triggers

The first thing you need to do is try to identify the possible migraine triggers. Triggers could be changes in sleep patterns, exertion, changes in temperature or changes in your diet. Once you have identified the cause, make sure you don’t repeat that pattern or behavior. Listen to your body, it has its tell and will always display similar, if not the same symptoms, before the onset of a migraine.

Relax Yourself

If you are suffering from a migraine attack, resting is the only way out. Close the blinds, make yourself comfortable on the bed and sleep. Endure there are no distractions or disturbances. Relaxing your mind and body is the most important thing. You need to make sure that you are at complete ease if you want this episode to get over as quickly as possible.

Cooling Helps

Take a cold shower, use an ice pack or rub ice cubes wrapped in a cloth or towel on your forehead. Place a cooling pad on the nape of your neck too.

Dim the Lights

 No matter what the cause of your migraine attack is, dim lights or dark rooms greatly help with calming you and subsequently the pain. Wearing sunglasses when you are outdoors during the day or using anti-glare technology on your screens greatly helps to reduce, if not prevent, migraine attacks.

Avoid loud sounds

Seclude yourself and make sure you are in a peaceful environment. Loud sounds will only aggravate the pain.

Avoid Strong Smells

Strong smells can also aggravate migraine pain, so if you are wearing perfume, take a shower to wash it off. Don’t spray any fragrance or room freshener in the room.

Visit a Doctor

Get yourself checked by a doctor and they will prescribe medication accordingly. When you feel like the migraine attack has begun, immediately take your medicine. The earlier you take it, the better it will be. Common pain killers are not of much help. There is specific medication for migraine, just don’t take it unless prescribed by a doctor.


Migraine attacks can be incapacitating and unnerving, making it extremely difficult to concentrate or get any work done. If you want to get rid of a migraine, use the tips mentioned above. They can help you get the relief you need.

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