Migraine, A Simple Guide to the Condition, Headaches and Realated DiseaseseBook - 2014
Migraine you are a pain in my head Sometime you make wish I was dead The pain you give me is so excruciating One side of my head keeps on throbbing Migraine first appear between the ages of 10 and 45 Some people have an aura that the migraine will arrive Seeing stars or zigzag lines, blurred vision or yawning Trouble finding the right words or concentrating After the aura the migraine begins on one side of the head The pain is also behind the eyes, something to dread Because the pain is so bad, I wish to end my life Give me something to stab my head like a knife The slightest noise or a sudden glaring light Will make me hide in a dark quiet room hoping for night I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, smell can trigger the migraine Medicine, injections, nothing seems to stop the pain One day I will be able to get rid of you You will be gone using drugs that are new-An original poem by Kenneth Kee Interesting Tips about the Migraine A Healthy Lifestyle1. Take a well Balanced Diet2. The goal is to treat your migraine symptoms right away. Prevent symptoms by avoiding or changing your triggers. Medications may include:a. Antidepressants such as amitriptyline or venlafaxineb. Blood pressure medicines such as beta blockers (propanolol) or calcium channel blockers (verapamil)c. Seizure medicines such as valproic acid, gabapentin, and topiramate3. Keep bones and body strong Bone marrow produces our blood Eat foods rich in calcium like yogurt, cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables. Eat foods rich in Vitamin D, like eggs, fatty fish, cereal, and fortified milk. Eat food rich in Vitamins B and C such as green vegetables and fruits Zinc and other minerals are important to the body4. Get enough rest and Sleep Avoid stress and tension5. Exercise and stay active. It is best to do weight-bearing exercise such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, dancing, or lifting weights for 21/2 hours a week. One way to do this is to be active 30 minutes a day at least 5 days a week. Begin slowly especially if a person has not been active.6. Do not drink more than 2 alcohol drinks a day for a man or 1 alcohol drink a day for a woman. Alcohol use also increases the chance of falling and breaking a bone. Alcohol can trigger the migraine.7. Stop or do not begin smoking. It also interferes with blood supply and healing. Cigarettes contain more than forty types of hazardous and possibly cancer causing chemicals which can harm the smokers and those around them. Smoking or exposure to smoke can trigger migraine Chapter 1Migraine The migraine is the second most common type of headache that may be so intense and debilitating that people with migraine are unable to work. Migraine can occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head. Each migraine can last from four hours to three days. Occasionally, it will last longer. Migraines have a tendency to run in families. Four out of 5 migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines. If one parent has a history of migraines, the child has a 50
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Kenneth Kee, 2014.
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