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I use this when the attack is particulary painful and the rescue meds don't work so well. A very kind person in this sub group recommended it and it works for me. 30 minutes with my eyes closed and this on makes the pain subside. gel eye mask, $7.64 Amazon Hope you feel better soon.
When my husband and I bought out house, we decided that the spare bathroom (without windows) would be the migraine bathroom.
It's got a single night light in it that's the low yellow color. The bathtub has dark out curtains on it. It's got a silent fan. We keep a shower spray that's mint and eucalyptus in there. The tub itself has a high, flat side that is flush with the wall, which makes sitting and leaning on the wall very comfortable. We got a small electric kettle and mug that stay in there so that I can have tea while in the shower.
Then before I leave the shower, my husband will bring one of these bad boys in and I'll use that while drying off.
Mostly, though, I just want to brag about my brilliance of black out curtains on the shower. Life changer! My husband gets enough light from the night light to help with outside-of-shower stuff, and my shower is pure dark inside.
Buy 4 of those sleeping eye masks with the gel beads inside and freeze 4 of them. Walk around with one on your head/hairline/upper forehead until it melts completely (1-2 hours), put it back in the freezer and get the next one. As long as you keep putting them back in the freezer, you’ll always have one frozen and ready to wear.
I know this because I have a portable AC in my bedroom but not in my living room — I work in my living room.
Do you suffer from hayfever or have any allergies? My undereye area gets quite dark when I have allergy flare-ups. For puffiness I recommend using an eye cream with caffeine plus a cold eye mask like this
Me! I usually take Excedrin Tension Headache or 1000mg Tylenol + a can of Coke. If it’s a really bad migraine my neurologist and OB both approved Fioricet for me and it helps tremendously. I also like using this!
You are a good son. I wish I could help. I am just like your mom. I am 62. I have had severe migraines for decades. I just took my first Ajovy injection a week ago. My neurologist told me each month the results should get better. The next step to ask for is the intravenous drug. I think it's called Vyepti. I think it's hard to get insurance to pay for it unless you've tried everything else. This helps me with the pain. gel mask, Amazon, $7.99
I got a weighted gel mask for Mother’s Day and I love it.
I keep it in the fridge and it works really well for cooling down especially behind he eyes where my migraines sit.
Here is the one I have
My fiance bought me a freezable eye mask, after seeing me try to cool my head with cold wash clothes, or ice packs, while staying snug under the blankets.
I keep it in the freezer at all times. I'll see if I can find it on Amazon and link it.
Edit: Here it is
Here is what I use for relief:
• Gel masks for eyes
• Heating pad
• Reusable gel ice pack
• Nausea bands
• Whatever this thing is
• Timers for medicine caps
• Neck/shoulder massager (Theragun ftw)
I’ve just got one removed (possibly getting another one removed soon) a few months ago but more than an ice pack, get one of those eye’s mask that have an ice pack. Those will help much better because with the cord they have to stay around your head, will help you to keep it right in your cheek instead of holding the ice pack with your hand.
Something like this:
And also, you’ll get a hole between your scar and your teeth so also get a water flosser like this one:
At one point with my pain, I literally felt like my face was on fire, I couldn't breathe, I couldn't move or call out. It only lasted for a few minutes but I thought I was going to die right there. After it passed it was about 20min or more before I could get out of bed.
I have a cooling mask that I put over my eyes and found it more helpful than just a cold cloth.
I just put it in the fridge not the freezer.