August 13, 2003
Techniques to cope with the pain
(HealthDayNews) -- If you suffer from migraine headaches, the Mayo Clinic suggests you try these techniques to help you cope with the pain:
- Try biofeedback yoga, meditation, or hot baths to relax your muscles.
- Exercise regularly, get enough sleep, eat healthy meals, avoid caffeine, and don't smoke.
- If you're a woman and suspect estrogen may be a trigger, ask your doctor whether changing or stopping oral contraceptives or hormone therapy may be effective.
- Keep a diary of the times, duration and severity of your migraines. You may discover a pattern over time.