Balancing Your Pain And Job When You Have Migraines
Nowadays, most people have migraines. Migraines are debilitating and painful especially at work. It can be hard to get things done if you are in pain, have sensitivity to light and feel nauseated. There are certain ways to prevent and treat migraines. This guide has everything you need to know about migraines.- Advertisement -
Migraines have a lot of symptoms that make it distinct from common headaches. Migraines have four stages. The first stage is Prodrome that takes place on the first and second day before you experience migraines. The symptoms are food cravings, frequent yawning, constipation, stiffness of the neck and constipation. You can also experience increased thirst and urination.
The second stage is aura which can happen either before or after the migraine. However, most people dont go through this stage. Symptoms are wavy vision, weak muscles, vision loss and a feeling as though someone is touching you.
The third stage is the attack which is the actual migraine. The symptoms are pain on both sides of the head, nausea, blurred vision, light headedness, pain that throbs and blurred vision.
The fourth stage is post-drome which occurs after a migraine. The symptoms are feeling dizzy, confused, weak and moody. The symptoms last for 24 hours.This stage lasts for a day.
There are some situations which trigger migraines. The common ones are physical exertion, sleep changes, stimuli such as bright light, high levels of stress, beverages, some foods and hormonal changes. Migraines can also be caused by some birth control pills.
There are individuals who are more prone to migraines. Women are more prone to migraines compared to men especially in their reproductive age. Also, if there is a history of migraines in your family, you can experience them.
First, to prevent migraines you have to know what triggers them. You need to take not of migraine triggers. 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, working with a chiropractor, practice good sitting posture, have a consistent sleeping and eating schedule and taking supplements that have minerals like magnesium.
People can do anything to prevent migraines. However, there are times they simply cannot be avoided. There are some effective migraine treatments. You can take medications that relieve pain such as ibuprofen. CBD oil is also used to reduce pain and inflammation. If possible you need to stay away from your computer or reduce the screen brightness.
You need also to relax by taking a walk and do a few stretches to minimize stress and relax your muscles. It is advisable that you talk to your boss and let them know that you get migraines. This way you will be able to get from work early when you have migraines.- Advertisement -