Treatments for migraines have come a long way thanks to clinical trials

  • Posted By
    Victoria Stephens

  • Published On
    Sat, June 16

  • Reading Time
    4 Minutes

Most people will experience a migraine at one point in their lives so it’s important to know the best practices for when this occurs.

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Tactics for Pain Minimisation

Different strategies have worked for different people so there is no one size fits all approach.
However, these are ways migraine sufferers have reduced pain in the past:

  • - Rolling a frozen water bottle across the face, temples, chest, and the back of my neck,
  • - Applying light pressure (like gently kneading dough with a roller)
  • - Playing “brown noise”(like white noise, but at a much lower frequency; you can find it on
    YouTube) on low volume in an otherwise silent and dark room
  • - Cold showers/baths almost always relieve most of the pain
  • Varying forms of CBD; oils, gummies etc

Tactics for Migraine Prevention

Whilst it’s good to have pain minimisation strategies, the best thing to do is to prevent the migraine
before they even happen. Here are some ways people of limited their migraines:

  • - Reduced stress
  • - Make sure you sleep well
  • - Make sure you’re well hydrated
  • - Stay out of the heat and sun for long periods of time
  • - Check and maintain a good blood pressure

It’s important to recognize if there are any patterns or behaviors that are tending to cause you to have migraines. Some people even keep a journal to help them identify if there are any commonalities. A lot of people find that writing can help sooth them and psychologically take control of the situation. However, using apps on your phone can help as well.

Stress can be one of the main triggers for many. But outside of that, lack of sleep, certain foods, dehydration and many other occurrences can cause the onset of migraines. Once you have identified which of these tend to be most prevalent when you get migraines, you can start to slowly avoid these activities and see if this has any impact on your overall well being

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Getting Involved

The eligibility requirements for each study vary and determine the criteria for participation. For example, a study on depression may require that participants be between the ages of 18 and 65, have a diagnosis of depression, and be taking an antidepressant medication. It is important to note that meeting the eligibility requirements does not guarantee that a person will be enrolled in the study. This is because there may be more people who meet the eligibility requirements than there are spots available in the study. Therefore, it is important to connect with the study staff directly as they are in the best position to answer questions and provide specific information regarding eligibility and possible participation.