Posted on: 9 August 2017
If a loved one is suffering from recurring or chronic migraine headaches, you might wonder what you can do to help them, especially since migraines can be so debilitating. In fact, sometimes they are severe enough to require migraine surgery to treat them and keep them from coming back. While you can't take the pain, nausea, and other symptoms away, there are some things that you can do to help ease other daily needs for them during their migraines. Here are a few things you can consider to help.
Order From A Pre-Made Meal Service
Especially if your loved one is a parent with kids, ordering deliveries from a pre-made meal service can be a welcome relief in the midst of a migraine. It ensures that the family gets a hot meal even when he or she isn't up for cooking. Since migraines often come with sensitivity to smells, cooking can be a challenge during those bouts. In addition, accompanying nausea can be worsened by food smells, so eliminating the need to cook can be very helpful.
House Cleaning Simplifications
Whether you choose to gift them one of the ultra-quiet self-running vacuum cleaners or a visit from a local maid service, taking care of the housework can ease a lot of stress and strain for someone struggling with a migraine. When they don't have to worry about keeping things clean, they can focus on resting and recovering.
Wrap-Around Ice Packs
Ice packs designed to wrap around the neck are a great tool for fighting migraines. They can help to cool the back of the neck, soothing the nerves and blood vessels that often contribute to migraine pain. With a blindfold to protect their eyes and an ice pack on the back of their neck, your loved one can rest and hopefully feel better.
From migraine-easing glasses to anti-glare screens for electronics, protection for your loved one's eyes can make a big difference. An anti-glare screen eases the effect of the blue light emitted from a digital screen, while the glasses will soften the effect of ambient light on the eyes.
Migraines are a serious condition that can be life-altering. If you know someone who suffers from migraines, gifts like these will help to ease the stress of everyday life and help soothe symptoms. Talk with your loved one about other things that may help them when they suffer from their migraines because everyone has their own unique symptom combinations and tips for moderating some of them. The more you understand, the easier it is to help.