Kelk Mender Asked: Migraines are getting worse?
OK so i have had my migraines for over a week now i have been getting them at least more than 4 times a day but they usually are with me constantly at night time i have no idea whats caused them i have been drinking alot of water and been getting alot of sleep. But this is day 9 now and is of course night time i feel these migraines are getting worse and im nearly in tears its gotten that bad that when i touch my the left side of my forehead it feels like its bruised or something and very hot please help me figure out whats going on and whats some quick pain relief. I had the flu recently but i am better now. I have been blowing out alot of green thick snot could that be the reason why im getting these migraines ?
MIgraines are caused by tight neck muscles.The muscles go to the top of your head where they connect to muscles going around your head, which attach to the forehead and temple areas.When the neck muscles get tight they pull the head muscles into pain and that's your migraine,When the muscles are so tight they run out of give they pull on the area where they are attached to the head to give you pain there.Having had the flu would play into this for the tight neck muscles would have caused your sore throat at that time.The muscles would have been tight enough to press into your throat to trap your tongue muscle to make it sore and hard to swallow.Now they are super tight to be the migraine and it may take a few times to get them freed up, so be willing to keep trying this. Here's how to free up your neck muscles to get rid of your migraine:
Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your neck.Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold.Relax your body.After about 30 to 45 seconds, when you dont feel the muscles releasing any longer, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds.
For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed.
I think you need to rule out sinusitis (a sinus infection) since you're blowing out green snot.Sinus infections can give you horrible headaches, which in a migraine person often turn into a migraine.To cure it, you just need anti-biotics.If you don't have a sinus infection, here's what my neurologist does for me when I'm caught up in a vicious migraine circle.She prescribes Steroids – Prednisone specifically – starting at 60 mgs for 5 days then tapers it down, 4 days at 40 mgs, 4 days at 20 mgs, 4 days at 10 mgs.It starts working from day 3 usually.She will only do that twice a year, no more.Remember also that all pain killers cause rebound headaches, including the tryptans, so do your best to control their intake.