A cold flannel or ice pack may help, or alternatively a hot wheat pack. Eye masks (containing blue gel), which are available from The Body Shop (Tel: 01903 731 500), can be cooled in the fridge or heated. Putting one hand on your forehead and the other behind the back of your skull can be soothing for headaches or use a bandage for a similar effect. Look for things that might be triggering the headaches such as mental activity (Pacing; Reading; Television and Radio), noise, Sleep disturbance, Over-Stimulation, stress or particular foods (commonly cheese and chocolate).
- THE MIGRAINE TRUST, 45 GREAT ORMOND ST., LONDON, WC1N 3HZ, Helpline: 020 7831 4818 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Fax: 020 7831 5174 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.migrainetrust.org
- Eye masks which can be cooled in the fridge are available for £6.50 from THE BODY SHOP Tel: 01903 731 500
- MIGRAINE ACTION ASSOCIATION, UNIT 6, OAKLEY HAY, LODGE BUSINESS PARK, GREAT FOLDS ROAD, GREAT OAKLEY, NORTHANTS, NN18 9AS Tel: 01536 461 333 Fax: 01536 461 444 E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.migraine.org.uk
- A ‘Hot Bot’ can be heated up in a microwave or frozen. They don’t stay hot for as long as a hot water bottle but they are much more comfortable. They are available for £11.95 and £16.95 from: WAYS AND MEANS (formerly from CAVERILL LTD.), UNIT 2, PADDOCK ROAD, CAVERSHAM, READING, RG4 5BY. Tel: 0118 984 3142 Fax: 0118 946 1176 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.caverhill.co.uk
: Light Sensitivity
: Noise Sensitivity
: Television and Radio