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If you suffer from migraines, keep the items listed below handy and never be unprepared for a migraine again. I recommend putting everything in a small cooler or insulated bag that can fit easily under the bed. On a migraine day, just fill up the cooler with an ice bag and you will have the essentials ready!
Keep in mind that the items listed below are helpful for me (I used to get 18 migraines per month!) but are for informational purposes only. Check with your doctor to see if these items are safe for you (I am not a doctor by any means!).
Keep these gems in a small cooler or tote near your bed for easy access on a migraine day…
1.) Your Medication: This may seem obvious but if you have ever had to dig for a migraine pill when you are suffering, you will know what I mean! Having easy access to your medicine is essential when you do not feel like looking around to find a tiny pill.
2.) Stopain Migraine Topical Pain Relieving Gel: For me personally, this is a nice addition to migraine medication to reduce intensity of the pain. This homeopathic formula contains Mentholum, Belladonna, Iris Versicolor and Sanguinaria Canadensis.
3.) Blackout Eye Mask: Oh this one is a game changer! I am constantly losing my eye masks (seriously I think my bed eats them!) so keeping an extra one in my migraine kit is crucial. Light is the ultimate enemy with migraines. Amazon has this highly rated eye mask for just under $10 but there are tons of other options to choose from as well. You can also get super dark sunglasses if you have to be outside with a migraine.
4.) Ear Plugs: It’s not just light that can be painful to a hurting head and migraines know no bounds! Avoid getting stuck listening to neighbors mow the lawn at the exact moment you get a migraine by having ear plugs on hand. I think these Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired ear plugs are SO cute but there are tons of other options too.
5.) Corkcicle: Corkcicle Tumblers are sooo pretty and keep ice frozen in your drink much longer than basic cups. Not having to keep getting up for more ice is a lifesaver, plus you can just add your Gatorade (see below) and you don’t even have to leave the bed!
6.) Salty Snacks: Salty foods such as peanuts and crackers can help if you have a migraine triggered from dehydration. Even when I am not dehydrated, salty snacks make me feel a little better. Plus, it’s good to have something on your stomach when you have to take medicine. I love these individually wrapped Planter’s Peanuts because they stay fresh so much longer.
7.) Gatorade: There really is something to hydrating the body when you have a migraine. Hydration is not an instant fix for me but it does help shorten the duration. If you don’t have Gatorade, plain tap water works great as well!
8.) Baked Potato: Baked potatoes are another salty food that can provide relief, especially if you need potassium or magnesium. I keep one pre-washed and ready to pop in the microwave at al times! Eating the right foods can tremendously reduce the severity of a migraine.