SOS Mom Saver: Quick Migraine Relief

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, then you know that I have been dealing with a LOT of migraines.  I'm working with doctors to try and find out why they have become so bad again so suddenly.  In the meantime, I have to manage them and find a way to function despite them.

Nausea is one of the things about migraines that I HATE!  A couple of years ago, I found out that sucking on a mint will make the nausea subside and will help some with the headache as well.  WooHoo! 

It really works!
As you can imagine, I was pretty skeptical.  What migraine-sufferer wouldn't be?  Could something as simple as a peppermint really help provide relief? 

It does.  I don't imagine you could use it as your only form of relief, but it certainly plays a role in helping you function with migraines.  And it's simple...and cheap!  What could be better?  (Besides not having migraines at all, of course.)


Kim Van Klompenberg said...

I too use peppermints to help control my migraine symptoms. They are a lifesaver! I love that they are more natural than using meds. It usually takes 3-4 before I am feeling like I can function again. My sweet Nichole gets carsick so easily and sucking on peppermints makes her tummy feel better too. :)
I have peppermints in all of my purses, my car, my kitchen and on my nightstand next to the bed. What can I say, peppermints have improved the quality of my life :)

Wile Preston said...

Peppermints help to sooth the upset stomach of THIS father as well.

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

They've improved the quality of mine too, Kim! I'm right with you...I'd MUCH rather try a peppermint (or 5) first before I take even MORE meds!

Nancy Brooks said...

It's too long to post, but I learned a lot about peppermint when Dad was so sick this summer. Someone told me to get peppermint oil, but then I read that if you do, you need to us the capsules that don't dissolve until they're in the intestine. They cause the digestive system to relax and can lead to damage from relux esophagitis.

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

Interesting. Thanks.

Kelly said...

Wow I didn't know that about peppermints and I am a migraine sufferer. I definitely will try it! Have you tried acupuncture? It has really helped me, when I started I was having 2-3 migraines a week. Now thankfully I only have about 1 a month.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I SO should have read this yesterday when I had all the flashing lights in front of my one eye due to a migraine. I usually go blind when I get them, but I haven't had them in a long while. I will get some peppermints in case that happens again!
Have you tried magnesium? Seriously...do some internet searching on magnesium/migraines. Also, sometimes certain foods trigger them...which is what happened with me yesterday. I'm not an expert, but I know that those two things (staying away from foods that trigger them for me and making sure I get plenty of magnesium) have helped me.
I hope your migraines go away soon; they are NOT fun.

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

I also take a magnesium supplement for my migraines. It helps some...but ultimately...they're still going to come at certain times of the month regardless of how much magnesium I down.

Thoughts of THAT mom said...

I haven't tried acupuncture. I have this thing against volunteering to have multiple sharp things stuck in my skin at the same time. The very thought makes me shiver. I'm glad it's worked for you, though.