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Anonymous

I had been getting a good amount if relief from migraines with Head On. But its pretty hard to find and pricey. I basically make the same thing using vicks vapor rub. I put it on my temples and it really helps. It's cooling and calming enough that you can relax and at least get some rest.

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Casey

Thanks so much to all of you for your wisdom and experience shared!! Another great site I found that has endless ideas for migraines is www.headaches.about.com. I'm 66 and have had migraines since early menopause onset at 40 when my PCP put me on premarin and provera. Going off of this medication didn't help - I've had them ever since. I got so tired of repeatedly assaulting my body with Excedrin/Tylenol/Ibuprofen/NSAIDS (such as aspirin or Goody products -which damage the liver and God knows what else), caffeine, Imitrex/Zomig, etc. that I decided to go completely holistic in my treatment of them. The 'top ten' things that work for me are:
1. Breathing technique (breathe in to the count of 7, hold for the count of 7, and release to the count of 7; and do it 7 times)- being sure to use diaphragmatic breathing
2. 'Cupping' technique used by many Shiatsu and other practitioners - removes the toxins in the body
3. Gel ice pack (which freezes in about 15 minutes) on the neck and forehead
4. Baths with epsom salts
5. Avoiding caffeine altogether - to stop the rebound effect of it
6. Checking all food items for MSG content - a huge trigger - and masked in ingredient names such as 'autolyzed yeast, sodium caseinate, hydrogenated animal or vegetable protein, and worst of all, 'natural flavors!' (because MSG naturally appears in some foods)
7. CryoDerm (roller is best) or Biofreeze
8. Tang Kuel Combination Four - tea that comes in a powder or capsule form
9. Computer posture correction - sit back (preferably on a back support (I use the Back Joy from www.backjoy.com); take breaks and stretch; adjust the height and tilt of your monitor, as well as its brightness and contrast.
10. Last but not least, a chiropractor who practices the Pettibon System (www.PettibonSystem.com) - I found Lisa Smith in Grand Rapids and I LOVE her! She was a long-term migraine sufferer herself, and really knows what works!

Ms. Kath

I am suffering from migraine everytime i will get my montly period.. Its killing me. I vomit. Im sensitive to light and taking 2 days at least lying on the bed.

One thing that helps me is applying vaporub in my forehead, temple area, neck, down the skull and shoulder. Give myself a gentle massage and im fine with it.

It gives me relief.

Kelly

I tried the vapor rub on my temples forehead and a little under my nose nd my blinding migraine was gone in less than 10 minutes THANKS FOR THE GREAT ADVICE!!!

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