Tips to Calming the Pain Behind Your Eyes When You Have an Oncoming Migraine
Not every headache is a migraine, but every migraine is a headache. Migraines are classified as headache disorders. Migraines can vary in intensity, but the worst ones often require lying in dark, cool rooms, devoid of sound, for hours at a time.
Some of the signs and symptoms of a migraine include:
· Blurred vision or temporary blind spots.
· Auras in vision (colorful or wavy lines that cut across vision wherever you look).
· Intense pulsating pain in your head.
· Intense pain behind your eyes, in your temples, and at the nape of your neck.
· Confusion or loss of focus.
· Temporary memory loss.
· Extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and touch.
Unfortunately, migraines often have to pass on their own. However, there are ways you can calm the pain behind your eyes and ease your anxiety about the attack when you’re in the midst of one.
Massage Your Temples and the Nape of Your Neck
The pressure in your temples and the nape of your neck can dissipate and improve with a deep massage with steady, firm pressure. Use your thumbs to gently press into your neck and temples with circular motions until you feel the pain begin to ease.
Sleep it Off
Most of the time, aside from doctor-prescribed medications, the best thing you can do for a migraine is to rest. It might be difficult to sleep through the pain, but simply lying down in a dark room can help ease the pain and symptoms of a bad headache.
Take Care of Yourself!
One of the best ways to stave off a migraine is self-care. Most people have migraine triggers. Pinpoint yours and steer clear of those. For instance, if you have a migraine every time you consume something with MSG, avoid that substance in packaged foods.
You have to want your migraines to go away. That involves taking care of yourself, even when you haven’t experienced a migraine in a while.