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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Follow these tips to help ease and shorten the headache's length

While in the throes of a migraine, it doesn't matter to you which kind of migraine you have, or what triggers it. What matters is getting fast relief. If you've had a migraine episode before, you know what precedes it, so you know what to expect. If you know a migraine is coming, following these tips may help ease the pain and shorten the length of the headache:
  • Use an over-the-counter medicine such as Excedrin Migraine, Extra Strength Tylenol, or Aleve.
  • Lie down in a quiet, dark room.
  • Apply a cold washcloth to your head.
  • Drink a soda containing caffeine, or a cup of strong caffeinated coffee.
  • Use relaxing massage techniques and gently massage your head, neck, face, and shoulders.
  • If your doctor has prescribed drug therapy, take the recommended dosage at the onset of your migraine.

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