Tag: migraine relief

Ice Pack Review

Ice Pack Review

How many of us have freezers with more ice packs than food? A lot of us migrainey people use ice/heat as the first line of defense when we feel a migraine beginning. I know I have gone through countless ice packs.  Personally, very cold ice 

Grow Through What You Go Through

Grow Through What You Go Through

This quote has been on my mind for the last three days. Three days of waking up with a migraine and three days of acute meds. Typically, I like to accomplish at least one project a day. It could be cleaning out a drawer or 

My Sinus Surgery

My Sinus Surgery

It’s the 7th anniversary of my sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis. After a course of antibiotics for a sinus infection, I still had symptoms and was sent to the ER. This was the first time a chronic illness changed my life. This surgery took place after four months of constant sinus infections and pain.  So many specialist appointments and trying to pinpoint my allergies.  So many rounds of antibiotics and steroids. 

Years later, we came to the conclusion that my allergies will never be well controlled, and I’ll always have sinus inflammation. 

I had LASIK a year and a half ago. Without the irritation of contacts or the weight of glasses, my sinuses improved significantly. I haven’t had a sinus infection since then and could not be more grateful.

I still get congested and have pain but less often. One of the three ENTs I went to said it could be related to the trigeminal nerve since my sinuses exacerbated my chronic migraines. 

I’m still not sure what caused all this pain and inflammation. However, I have learned how to manage the symptoms of chronic sinusitis so that I’m no longer in constant pain. 

Migraine Toolkit

Migraine Toolkit

It is so important for us migraineurs to compile a toolkit for relieving migraines. I like to use natural or non-medicine relief methods so I can prevent rebound headaches. Prepare a toolkit that you can grab when a migraine strikes. I also like to keep these products in my purse so