HELPFUL TIPS FOR
MIGRAINE ON THE GO
Ensure you keep a migraine diary that records the specific details of each migraine. It can help you to identify your triggers so you can take steps to avoid your triggers and prevent a migraine attack before it happens.
Bright, direct sunlight is a common trigger.
Wear sunglasses at all times while on the go, including while driving, to help avoid direct sunlight.
Dehydration leads to tiredness and fatigue, which can prompt an attack. Carry fluids at all times, including indoors, as many buildings are without air-conditioning.
When you are on the go, whether you’re travelling, sightseeing or attending a work dinner, opt out if you feel you need to rest instead and pace yourself. Keep to a planned daily routine with regular meals and not too many late nights.
If traveling by bus/train, book a seat in advance so you’re not traveling backwards or sitting at the back of a bus with bad ventilation or diesel fumes. Keep an eye out for quiet areas of the airport to wait in. Many airports have sleep areas/meditation or prayer rooms that can provide a calm, quiet environment.
Ensure you pack ear plugs or noise reducing headphones as well as a travel pillow, eye mask and sufficient supplies of your medication. Pack cool packs to use on your neck if an attack starts.
Migraine attacks can strike at any time. Keep your medication to hand - a clear bag makes it easier to find and don’t forget to keep a copy of any prescriptions as backup.
STICK TO YOUR
Stick to your routine as best you can when you are travelling or on the go, and ensure you eat as healthy as you can and at regular intervals.
Get some fresh air, exercise and limit stress. It is important to maintain a clear mind and reduce stress levels as much as possible.
If light is something that triggers your migraine, minimizing exposure to blue-light rays from screens is very important. Limit your time spent on your phone or in front of a screen and allocate times to switch off completely.
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