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Avoid Holiday Stress Migraines

10 months ago

How to avoid migraines during the holidays

The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year but in between in-law visits, long lines at the stores and the additional stress - let’s face it, the holidays can be a little less jolly at times. This can be especially true for those who suffer from migraines.

So how can you avoid migraines and their triggers especially during the holidays? Follow these 4 tips:

Plan: By creating a plan you’ll stay organized and stave of stress. Make a list of everyone you need to shop for, grocery lists, pack or cook. If you are traveling allow yourself extra time for additional traffic on the roads and more individuals at the airport.

Eat: With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season it can be easy to skip meals, but don’t. Empty stomachs can trigger a migraine and no one wants that. If you are unable to stick to your normal eating schedule, we recommend packing snacks in your purse, bag or car. Avoid foods that trigger your migraines, such as processed foods, wine and ripe cheeses.

Limit exposure: We recommend limiting exposure to cigarette smoke, barbeque smoke and perfume filled rooms. Most often these are huge migraine triggers and most often can be avoided or exposure reduced greatly.

Shopping: Longer than normal checkout lines, loud stores, warm coats - you name it, shopping this time of year can give the most seasoned shopper a bad migraine. Try shopping early when the stores are less crowded or even online shopping. Either one should help ward off a tension headache.

These four tips can greatly help reduce migraines during the holiday season. If you still find yourself getting migraines, give yourself the gift of migraine free days with the Migraine Miracle Home Care Kit.

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